Dr. Carson, “We live in a Gestapo age”.
It’s nothing new that the extreme left-wing tries to harass,
intimidate and even destroy anyone who opposes them by speaking out. It has happened in every communist and
socialist government that rose up and then failed. What’s new is that we now have a president
who uses the tools and agencies of government to stifle dissent, and by his own
actions and statements, encourages others to do whatever they have to – to eliminate
politically incorrect speech.
The latest example of this was the successful effort of the
left to force the resignation of Mozilla’s CEO because he made a donation in 2008
in support of traditional marriage.
the IRS for political oppression
February, the National Prayer Breakfast invited the director of pediatric
neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Ben Carson, to
master of ceremonies said Carson was invited to speak
for three reasons: 1. “He loves Jesus.” 2. “He has a compelling life story.” 3.
“He is a distinguished man of science and healing.”
added: “We hope he can help us sort some things out.”
Dr. Carson did just that, but probably not the way anyone anticipated —
especially the president of the United States, who sat at the head
Carson that day delivered a stem-winder, a faith-based speech that, while not
what I’d call a head-on partisan address, amounted to a principled rebuttal of
President Barack Obama’s policies. It was, no doubt, an uncomfortable 27
minutes for the president.
Carson’s commentary was
delivered in an affable style. A black man raised in abject poverty who become
a learned man of science, he blistered the paint off how America is devolving into a
state of intolerance, welfare, educational slavery and fiscal irresponsibility.
started innocently enough, with a joke about a successful businessman who
always struggled to find gifts for his mother on Mother’s Day.
he found a pair of exotic birds trained to talk and dance. He had them
called to ask her how she liked the birds.
said: “They was good.”
no, tell me you didn’t eat those birds,” he said. “They could talk and dance,
and they cost $5,000 apiece.”
which his mother replied: “Well, they should have said somethin’.”
launched Carson into a string of
observations on the principles of free speech.
today’s America, the politically
correct speech police are out in force, he said.
is dangerous,” Dr. Carson told President Obama and the National Prayer
Breakfast crowd that morning. “Because, you see, one of the founding principles
is freedom of thought and freedom of expression. And, it muffles people. It
puts a muzzle on them. And at the same time keeps people from discussing
important issues while the fabric of this society is being changed. And we
cannot fall for that trick. And what we need to do is start talking about
things. Talking about things that are important.”
the conclusion of the speech, Carson became a national
story. Liberal writers raised an eyebrow at what they perceived to be an
ill-timed dressing-down of the president. Conservatives, meanwhile, called his
message refreshing, a message the country needed to hear.
one can say whether the president really heard Dr. Carson’s message. But
someone in government did, because in June, guess who visited Dr. Carson? The
Internal Revenue Service. Carson had never been
audited before his speech. Suddenly the tax agency was looking at his real
been quite, I would say, astonished at the level of hostility that I have
encountered,” Carson said.
IRS has investigated me. They said, ‘I want to look at your real estate
holdings.’ There was nothing there. ‘Well, let’s expand to an entire [year],
everything.’ There was nothing there. ‘Let’s do another year.’ Finally, after a
few months, they went away. But they’ve come after my family, they’ve come
after my friends, they’ve come after associates.”
Dr. Carson isn’t the only conservative American under strangely timed IRS
Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, wrote a letter to the president accusing
the IRS of unfairly targeting his nonprofit groups.
O’Donnell, the former tea party U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware, says she was audited
and that some of her personal tax information was breached.
Nevada GOP Chairwoman Sue Lowden ran against Harry Reid in 2010. She lost in
the Republican primary — and then found herself visited by the IRS.
as I was in the process of writing this, a friend forwarded me an email from a
man in North Carolina who says that he and
his cousin hosted an event for Mitt Romney, and soon thereafter found
themselves scrutinized by the IRS.
of this is anecdotal, of course. But it is beginning to add up, and at a
certain point, men and women of good will in both parties must wake up and pay
attention to these red flags.
either an unbelievable string of coincidences or our government is, in fact,
using the color of law to silence political enemies.
things lead me to suspect the latter.
Dr. Carson’s story rings true. The timing is so direct, the cause to
investigate so suspicious.
in a recent interview with Fox News, President Obama was asked about the
allegations that the IRS targeted tea party groups for scrutiny regarding their
applications for tax-exempt status.
investigation is ongoing. From what is known publicly, there is zero doubt that
conservative groups were targeted. The only question is how far up the
political ladder it went. To compound things, the Justice Department assigned
to the case an investigator who just happens to be a big fan of the president.
She’s a maxed-out political contributor to President Obama’s campaign.
in itself is unwise and outrageous. But the point at hand is that the
investigation is not complete.
the president tells Fox News that there is not a “smidgen” of evidence of
can he know that, unless he has some unholy control over the probe? And how
then does he explain his own IRS supervisor taking the Fifth before a
there is no “smidgen” of wrongdoing, no one would need to exercise their right
against self-incrimination, correct?
IRS, of course, isn’t saying a thing about all this.
us not forget that these IRS suspicions do not come out of nowhere.
inspector general issued a report in May that said the IRS “used inappropriate
criteria that identified for review Tea Party and other organizations applying
for tax-exempt status.” Yet the president says there’s not a “smidgen” of
evidence. And a few Democrats in Congress want an investigation of the
inspector general, not the IRS. Can we get any more like the book “1984”?
Carson likens his treatment
to the Gestapo. And it may be.
one thing is for certain: Something’s going on.
if you don’t want to be cooked and eaten, you better say somethin’.
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