AN EVEN MORE SINISTER IRS SCANDAL

[Ed. Note: Just when the Left was trying to make Lois Lerner out to be a victim, some new inconvenient truths came out. Boo hoo hoo. She was trying to get Justice to put people like us in jail in a massive abuse of power that goes over and above anything ever seen before. The media reaction? Crickets. Republished from PJ Media, April 17, 2014, by J. Christian Adams, "A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal."]

Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption applications to a government conniving with outside interests to put political opponents in prison.

Emails obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act reveal Lois Lerner cooking up plans with Justice Department officials to talk about ways to criminally charge conservative groups that are insufficiently quiet.

Larry Noble, a law professor now with the Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center, was cited in the emails as someone agitating to jail conservatives who “falsely” report on IRS forms that they are not engaged…

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‘WE’RE GOING TO REBEL AGAINST THIS ABUSIVE GOVERNMENT’

[Ed. Note: George Will more than holds his own as a Conservative when debating Liberals. Our personal freedoms and family structure are being eroded; and he comes to the conclusion many share that, sooner or later, something has to give. Republished from TheBlaze.com, April 11, 2014, by Benjamin Weingarten, "George Will: 'I'm quite confident that we're going to rebel against this abusive government.'"]

In an interview with TheBlaze Books  [TwitterFacebook] in connection with the release of his new book, “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred,” we spoke with prodigious columnist and author George Will on all things baseball and his unified theory of beer, and then moved on to the arguably more important topic of the state of the union, touching on everything from the American founding, Will’s affinity for the Tea Party, to 2016, to immigration.

Among other explosive comments, Will told us that he is “quite confident that we’re going to rebel against this abusive government…sooner or later arithmetic is going to force realism on us.”

Our interview, which we conducted via phone, is below, slightly modified to include links and italics for emphasis.

There’s the old cliché that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Is there a time in world history that you think is most analogous to today, and what country do you think in that era represented America? In other words, are we in World War I, and America is the British Empire, or is this World War II, or are we Rome? I’m curious as to your thoughts. 

Will: Well ever since at about the time of the American founding, Edward Gibbon wrote…

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TAX REFORM LOOKING UP, AT LEAST FOR FLAT TAX

[Ed. Note: More information on the Flat Tax side of the Fair Tax vs. Flat Tax debate, from a different source. Anything that gets us back to economic freedom is a good thing. Republished from Townhall.com,  April 21, 2014, by Daniel J. Mitchell, "Some Good News on Tax Reform (if You're a Fan of the Flat Tax."]

And as I explain in this interview, both the flat tax and national sales tax have a low tax rate. They also get rid of double taxation and they both wipe out the rat’s nest of deductions, credits, exclusions, preferences, and exemptions.

You’ll notice, however, that I wasn’t very optimistic in the interview about the possibility of replacing the IRS with a simple and fair tax system.

But perhaps I’m being needlessly gloomy. New polling data from Reason-Rupe show that there’s…

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NEVER SURRENDER THE MORAL HIGH GROUND

[Ed. Note:This is the next Commandment from Steve Deace’s book “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again. Staying true to our mission is a winner every time it’s tried. Republished from Townhall.com, April 19, 2014, by Steve Deace.]

If we want to restore these United States of America as a true constitutional republic, we actually have to start basing our arguments as if we still are one.

That means we begin every one of our arguments at the beginning:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable (God-given) Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

This quote is the money-line from our nation’s mission statement—The Declaration of Independence. Whenever a nation, people, organization, or institution acts in a way that is contrary to its mission statement  it has abandoned its mission. Those seeking to restore that mission then must start thinking and behaving in accordance with that mission regardless of what those opposed to it are doing.  …

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MORE ALPHABET-AGENCY OVERREACH: BLM FALLS ON BUNDY

[Ed. Note: Last week we ran a Townhall.com article on the still-developing Nevada BLM-Bundy showdown that erroneously claim Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was behind it. This article more accurately portrays the situation and debunks that theory. Republished from Breitbart.com, April 12, 2014, by Logan Churchwell and Brandon Darby, "The Saga of Bundy Ranch--Federal Power, Rule of Law and Averting Potential Bloodshed."]

BUNKERVILLE, NEVADA—The Bundy Ranch roundup has understandably stirred thin-stretched emotions as the federal government seizes cattle belonging to the Bundy family. The family settled in the late 1800’s and has ranched in the area since. The federal government allowed Nevada ranchers to graze their cattle on federal tracts of land adjacent to their private properties for generations. The federal government  later created the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to administer and “protect” the vast swaths of federal land—including the land the Bundy family’s livelihood was—and still is—dependent upon. The BLM began restricting ranchers’ usage of federal lands to protect various species, and the BLM decided to restrict…

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281 TOLL ROAD? YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE

[Ed. Note: The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority will host an Open House to review their plans   for US 281 from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County on Thursday, May 8, at the Summit Christian Center on Marshall Road from 5:30 - 7 pm. This article is shared to allow all interested parties to do their research prior to that meeting and to go prepared. Republished from MySA.com, 

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The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (or RMA) and its army of consultants recently unveiled its new design to purportedly ‘fix’ congestion on Highway 281 outside Loop 1604. The plan morphed from a completed, streamlined expressway design (upgrading the corridor adding two new lanes, needed overpasses, and access roads) to a hybrid toll-transit-HOV mix with fewer non-toll highway lanes than we have today — non-toll lanes that cease at Stone Oak Parkway.

Let’s breakdown what they’re planning to build and then tackle the flaws in the design. The improvements to Hwy 281 begin at Loop 1604 heading north…

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