Intro to JW’s ‘Exposing the Deep State’


Intro by John R. Houk

© June 30, 2018

I received an email from Judicial Watch wanting to take a look at their 3-minute video on the Deep State. The email says the video is four minutes long but really the actual time is 3:02. The email is dated 6/28/18. The most interesting part for me was the link attached to phrase, “Read more about the Deep State”. That link goes to a 64-page PDF called a JW special report entitled, “Exposing the Deep State”.

 

I encourage to read the Deep State report that includes an appendix of documents won by JW use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Naturally, in the name of National Security many of those documents are redacted.

 

To inspire you to read the whole report I am cross posting the Executive Summary and Introduction. I am also including the Conclusion section. Here is the Table of Contents so that know which sections are missing in my cross post:

 

Table of Contents

 

Executive Summary-3

 

I. Introduction and Background-5

 

Four Case Studies-8

 

Case Study # 1: The Environmental Protection Agency-8

Case Study # 2: The Internal Revenue Service-13

Case Study # 3: Outside Organizations, Inside Operations-16

Case Study # 4: The Intelligence/Law-Enforcement Community-19

 

III. Conclusion-37

 

IV. Appendix-41

 

And here is the text of the email:

 

Announcing a compelling new short-form video:
On Issue – “Inside the Deep State!

 

Dear Editor/Broadcaster,

I am pleased to announce that Judicial Watch is now launching an exciting new educational, cutting edge video series I believe many in your audience will find captivating and informative…

And, the first, 4 minute edition is now available HERE!

It’s called On Issue  – “Inside the Deep State”…

And it provides vital insights into a topic that grows increasingly salient with every passing day.

Fast-paced and fact-filled “Inside the Deep State,” features JW’s highly respected Director of Investigations, Chris Farrell, laying it all out – in his own captivating and highly informative style.

And he does it all in just under four minutes!

Click here now to watch Inside the Deep State…

And then please feel free to use it however you wish to keep your audience On Issue!

Sincerely,

Carter Clews

 

VIDEO: JW On Issue: Exposing the Deep State

 

Posted by Judicial Watch

Published on Jun 25, 2018

 

The Deep State is comprised of legions of political appointees, career civil servants and powerful private contractors who run the government–no matter who sits in the Oval Office–no matter which political party controls Congress–and no matter what is the will of the American people.

 

No matter who’s in power, they exert control.

 

Read more about the Deep State here: http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JW-Special-Report-Deep-State-2017.pdf

 

And now – the Deep State analysis.

 

JRH 6/30/18

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Exposing the Deep State

 

A Judicial Watch Special Report

September 2017

 

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Executive Summary

 

“They pride themselves on operating below the radar – and above the law”

 

We face a crisis of the Deep State – “Alt-government,” I sometimes call it. The actions of the Deep State constitute a direct challenge to our republican form of government. Working primarily through the intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, the Deep State is actively engaged in subversive measures designed to delegitimize Donald Trump, cause the American people to lose faith in their president, destroy the Trump presidency and eventually impeach him or put him in jail. — Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton

 

This Judicial Watch Special Report analyzes the Deep State, which comprises legions of political appointees, career civil servants and powerful private contractors who run the government no matter who sits in the Oval Office. No matter which political party controls Congress. And, no matter what is the will of the American people. No matter who’s in power, they exert control. Oftentimes, the liberal media effectively operates as the propaganda arm of the Deep State.

 

The shadowy world in which Deep State actors maneuver is characterized by three disturbing proclivities: Secrecy, surveillance and subterfuge.

 

The operatives manning and manipulating the Deep State demand an activist, interventionist government, both domestically and internationally. Importantly, their worldview often rejects the beliefs and values of a majority of patriotic Americans.

 

As time goes on, the disparity between the values and beliefs of the people and those of the Deep State becomes cumulative, and no matter whom the people elect to public office, the Deep State takes the nation in a direction that increasingly diverges from where the people desire to go.

 

Sometimes, as it has with the Trump presidency, the Deep State rises to the surface in rebellion, taking aggressive, seditious measures against a president whose election it opposed and who it perceives to be a threat to its own agenda and, perhaps, its very survival. As already is clear with the Trump presidency, the Deep State can turn on any president that threatens its interests and survival. And left unchecked, it may illegally destroy him.

 

This Special Report explores the workings of the Deep State through four case studies, in each of which Judicial Watch is involved in investigative action and litigation:

 

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), involving three JW Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits. One lawsuit focuses on the efforts by agency political officials and civil servants to hide their communications and circum-vent the Federal Records and Freedom of Information Acts. The second law-suit demands to see documents surrounding the EPA’s cost-benefit analysis of the Clean Power Plan, which Judicial Watch suspects to be “fake science” used to justify the Obama EPA’s health claims in the Clean Power Plan, a scheme to end coal energy under the guise of combatting alleged global warming. The third lawsuit is aimed at EPA’s efforts to propagandize the American People illegally to promote its power grab over a clean water rule it was attempting to promulgate at the time.

 

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), involving four JW FOIA lawsuits focusing on the political targeting of President Barack Obama’s political enemies, including conservative non-profit organizations and individuals, and the unlawful collusion among the IRS and other agencies of government, such as the Justice Department, the FBI, the Department of Health and Human Services, to spy on innocent American citizens, propagandize them and bring criminal charges against political enemies of the Obama administration and/or the Deep State.

 

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Soros Open Society Foundations, involving two JW FOIA lawsuits focusing on the Soros Open Society Foundations’ use of U.S. taxpayer money channeled through USAID to destabilize and overthrow the democratically elected governments of Macedonia and Albania.

 

  • The Intelligence/Law-Enforcement Community, involving six JW FOIA law-suits, an additional FOIA request and an advisory/demand letter, all focused on the surveillance, unmasking and illegal targeting of President Trump and his associates during the government’s investigation of purported Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and alleged collusion with the Russians by Trump and his team. The Special Report examines the flood of leaks and innuendos coming out of the government surrounding Trump and his associates, including the Gen. Michael Flynn episode; the Obama administration’s misuse of the NSA database of surveillance intercepts to target and unmask the identities of Americans; the Trump Dossier and the FBI’s involvement in it; along with James Comey’s purloined memoranda and the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Trump and his associates, including unsubstantiated accusations of obstruction of justice by the president when he allegedly ask Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation. The Report assembles the evidence at hand and finds it supports the conclusion that the Deep State, working primarily through the intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, is actively engaged in subversive measures (a “soft coup”) designed to delegitimize Donald Trump, cause the American people to lose faith in their president, destroy the Trump presidency and eventually impeach him or put him in jail.

 

At the beginning of this Special Report, it is observed that the Deep State is not monolithic but it shares a common mindset and worldview, and it is characterized by three disturbing proclivities: Secrecy, surveillance and subterfuge. Secrecy catalyzes and enables surveillance and subterfuge. The only way to observe and evaluate the workings of the Deep State is to penetrate the veil of Deep State secrecy that shields the actions of political appointees, career civil servants, private contractors and their relationship with the media and outside agents of influence that comprise the Deep State.

 

This Special Report concludes that it is time to tear down the wall of secrecy surrounding the Deep State. President Trump should order federal agencies to stop the stalling and start obeying the nation’s open-records laws. Until they do, the dangerously malignant Deep State will continue to grow and undermine American democracy.

 

Exposing the Deep State

 

“They pride themselves on operating below the radar – and above the law”

 

We face a crisis of the Deep State – “Alt-government,” I sometimes call it. The actions of the Deep State constitute a direct challenge to our republican form of government. Working primarily through the intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, the Deep State is actively engaged in subversive measures designed to delegitimize Donald Trump, cause the American people to lose faith in their president, destroy the Trump presidency and eventually impeach him or put him in jail. – Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton

 

I. Introduction and Background

 

There is a deeply embedded shadow government in the United States running the affairs of state – The Deep State or Alt Government, as Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton describes it. This shadow government is not monolithic. But, it does not have to be. Its operatives share a common mindset and worldview. They travel in the same social circles. And, they walk the same corridors of power.

 

No matter who’s in power, they’re in control.

 

They pride themselves on operating below the radar – and above the law. And, the shadowy world in which they maneuver is characterized by three disturbing proclivities: Secrecy, surveillance and subterfuge.

 

In the words of Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell, the decidedly left-leaning Deep State is “quite comfortable exercising all of the levers of the organs of the state.” Farrell explains:

 

They come from a Franco-Germanic political philosophy that, historically, has always placed the state over the citizenry. They derive their power and exercise it vigorously through the state.

 

As time goes on, this disparity between the values and beliefs of the people and those of the Deep State becomes cumulative, and no matter whom the people elect to public office, the Deep State takes the nation in a direction that increasingly diverges from where the people desire to go.

 

Deep State operatives are ensconced in every agency of the government; they have their own agendas; and many of them think they don’t have to answer to an elected president, the rule of law or the American people. They also are enmeshed in and interface with outside networks of organizations, media companies, universities, think tanks and corporations that share their views, help shape their views and exert enormous influence on policy and its day-to-day implementation. The “military-industrial complex” President Dwight Eisenhower warned about is a reality but it is not the only complex providing the architecture of the Deep State; there are several of them: the intelligence/security-industrial complex, the environmental/academic-industrial complex, to name but two.

 

The American media complex effectively operates as the propaganda arm and transmission belt of the Deep State. In a 2013 article (updated in 2016), former State Department foreign service officer and congressional policy adviser and analyst, James George Jatras, explains:

 

American media increasingly have operated uncritically in conjunction with the bipartisan Washington political establishment…Among the key features of such cooperation…are:

 

  • Deficiency of geographic and historical knowledge as the American norm (the less people know the more likely they are to believe what they are told, with the least informed most persuaded of the need to “do something”);

 

  • Reliance on government sources, “ventriloquism,” and “information incest” (unknown to the public, much media “information” comes from government sources);

 

  • Centralized corporate ownership (official policy imperatives interface with ratings dollars for six giant corporate conglomerates);

 

  • “Para-journalism,” “infotainment,” and “atrocity porn” as a war trigger (atrocities appear seemingly on cue and then receive saturation coverage);

 

  • Demonization “Hitler” memes and “weaponization” of media (compromise and negotiation have no role in confronting absolute evil – war is the default option);

 

  • America and the “international community,” the “Free World,” and American “exceptionalism” and “leadership;” disregarding “alternative” media, Ameri-can samizdat (accurate information is available in “alternative” media, but the major[s] still decide if it exists or not);

 

  • “We never make mistakes,” “stay the course,” and “MoveOnism” (U.S. policy has no rearview mirror);

 

  • Authors of past blunders are not discredited, while those who said “tolya so” are ignored).

 

  • In turn, media themselves are an integral part of a multifaceted, hybrid public-private entity with broad range and depth. Variously known as the Establishment, the Oligarchy, or the Deep State, this entity includes elements within all three branches of the U.S. government (especially in the military, intelligence, and financial sectors), private business (the financial industry, government contractors, information technology), think tanks, NGOs, the “Dem intern,” both political parties and campaign operatives, and an army of lobbyists and PR professionals.

 

  • Looking into the future in light of 2016 anti-Establishment challenges from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, the shortcomings of Barack Obama’s policies in Libya, Syria, and Ukraine on top of those of George W. Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan, shrinkage of the American Middle Class, and increasing public skepticism of the “MSM” in favor of digital “alternative media,” both the Washington-based oligarchy and its media component show signs of losing their grip.

 

  • The possibility exists for a peaceful evolution to a less warlike posture (impacting media as well) that would refocus on America’s domestic needs. Alter-natively, the existing order could risk a major war in a desperate bid to save its wealth, power, and privileges – with unforeseeable consequences for America and the world.

 

The operation of the Deep State is not a meticulously organized conspiracy, mastermind-ed and controlled by any central authority operating out of a fortified bunker. Nor does it need to be. The agendas of the politicians, bureaucrats and contractors that populate the Deep State are frequently the same, or complementary, and the huge sums of taxpayer money involved tie them together inextricably. And, they ineluctably travel in the same, invariably elitist circles. Rather, the Deep State is like a systemic disease of run-away cells, replicating and metastasizing to serve their own interests and survival. In short, a cancer.

 

The Deep State has a life of its own, independent of whoever is president or whichever political party controls the Congress. Though it prefers to operate through sleight of hand, with smoke and mirrors, at times it may rise to the surface and become the handmaiden of overzealous and overreaching presidents who serve its interests – as it did when Barack Obama weaponized the permanent bureaucracy inside the IRS, the FBI and other intelligence and regulatory agencies against the American people and his (and the Deep State’s) political opponents.

 

Most frequently, the Deep State recedes back into the shadows where its agents quietly advance their own agenda and obstruct troublesome elected officials (and the public that supports them) in a million different ways, large and small, deliberate and devious. Sometimes, of course, it rises to the surface in rebellion – as it has with President Donald Trump, taking aggressive, seditious measures against a president whose election it opposed and who it perceives to be a threat to its own agenda and, perhaps, its very survival.

 

The Deep State is more insidious than mere partisanship, and it is more dangerous because it is permanent. While presidents and Members of Congress come and go, the Deep State remains permanently, growing ever more powerful – and predatory. As already is clear with the Trump presidency, the Deep State can turn on any president that threatens its interests and survival. And left unchecked, it may destroy him.

 

III. Conclusion

 

Professor Patrick H. O’Neil of the University of Puget Sound, in a January 2015 article, “The Deep State: An Emerging Concept in Comparative Politics,” concisely elucidates the underlying foundation of the Deep State (p.4):

 

… as a foundational logic, the deep state justifies its existence through the necessity of tutelage over both state and society. The deep state views itself guardian of national values against internal and external foes. In short, the deep state does not necessarily trust the government, state (perhaps even military) or society to pre-serve the nation. Accordingly, actors within the deep state can justify an array of actions against the government, society, and state as necessary to defend against “traitors” to the nation and national ideology. The amorphousness of the deep state is accompanied by the belief that its members are the symbolic core of the nation. (Emphasis added.)

 

At the beginning of this Special Report, it was observed that the Deep State is not monolithic but it shares a common worldview and is characterized by three disturbing proclivities: Secrecy, surveillance and subterfuge. Secrecy catalyzes and enables surveillance and subterfuge. The only way to observe and evaluate the workings of the Deep State is to penetrate the veil of Deep State secrecy that shields the actions of political appointees, career civil servants, private contractors and their relationship with the media and outside agents of influence that comprise the Deep State.

 

That’s why Judicial Watch is in court day after day shining the light on the activities of the Deep State. It is time to put an end to the obsessive, oppressive and destructive secrecy in government. If the rule of law is to survive, if America’s constitutional protections are to endure, it is essential to roll back the sinister secrecy that allows, indeed encourages those operating in the Deep State to hold themselves above the law and beyond the Constitution.

 

There is a way to rein in the Deep State but it requires a commitment to extreme transparency by elected officials. It requires determined leadership from the White House and serious bi-partisan action on the part of a committed Congress to expose the goings on inside the permanent D.C. bureaucracy and the connections between the Deep Staters, the media and the outside agents of influence.

 

 

There is plenty of blame to go around for the transparency failures that foster the Deep State, most recently the Obama administration’s executive over reach and the veil of secrecy President Obama pulled over his administration to hide it. And now, unbelievably, those same secrecy policies seem to be on auto-pilot in the Trump administration. Thank-fully, though, when it comes to sunshine actions, the Trump White House has a solution at hand – if only it would use it – that is both elegantly simple and breathtakingly radical. The Freedom of Information Act allows for the executive branch to make “discretionary disclosures.”

 

As Judicial Watch Director of Investigations, Chris Farrell has noted:

 

“In plain English, that means President Trump and his cabinet secretaries can release whatever they want—whenever they wish to do so. They can exercise their discretion to release records that are of broad general and news media interest concerning important policy issues and/or the operation of the federal government. These discretionary disclosures take nothing more than the stroke of a pen.”

 

Beyond the “discretionary disclosures” provision of the Freedom of Information Act, Executive Order 13526, signed by President Obama in 2009, and the Supreme Court ruling in Department of the Navy v. Egan (484 U.S. 518 (1988)) confirm that under the Constitution, as chief executive, the president has the legal power to declassify information immediately, on his say so alone. As the Court stated in Egan:

 

The President, after all, is the “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.” U.S. Const., Art. II, 2. His authority to classify and control access to information bearing on national security…flows primarily from this constitutional investment of power in the President and exists quite apart from any explicit congressional grant.

 

During the presidential campaign, Candidate Trump pledged to drain the swamp. There is no better way to drain the swamp than to impose extreme transparency on the Deep State where the swamp festers and putrefies. Regrettably, however, instead of applying the transparency remedy, as JW’s Chris Farrell reports, “The Department of Justice under Attorney General Sessions is currently making the exact same legal arguments as the Obama administration—and using all the double-talk and excuses from the Obama era, too.”

 

Freedom of Information Act officers in the executive branch are over-worked and under-appreciated, a situation that has severely restricted the effectiveness of the law. But it doesn’t take congressional action or a spending increase to change that. President Trump could trigger a FOIA revolution simply by ordering a new era of extreme transparency and discretionary disclosure.

 

Micha Morrison said it perfectly in Judicial Watch’s Investigative Bulletin:

 

“Extreme transparency could bring huge benefits. Swamp draining would get super-charged boosters. The president could seize the moral high ground in the Russia-connection case with the re-lease of his tax returns and all relevant White House documents. On the Judicial Watch docket, among the records that could be quickly produced are: the Comey memo; records related to former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and the “unmasking” controversy; re-cords related to the so-called “Russian dossier;” records relating to the controversial “tarmac meeting” in Arizona between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch; FBI and intelligence community files on the Hillary Clinton email investigation; never-revealed draft indictments of Mrs. Clinton in the Whitewater investigation; and notes and reports to then-Secretary of State Clinton in the Benghazi affair.”

 

Beyond the president’s imposing extreme transparency through discretionary disclosures, immediate action also is needed to pave the way for activist citizens and outside watchdogs, such as Judicial Watch, to investigate and expose corruption and malfeasance within the government.

 

  • President Trump not only should use the power of discretionary disclosures, he also should commit to a revolution of “extreme transparency” and set it in motion by issuing an executive order to break the logjam of FOIA requests he inherited from President Obama and which are now piling up under his own administration.

 

  • Congress should join the revolution by reforming the Freedom of Information Act and giving private citizens, the press and watchdog groups stronger and better tools to hold the government to account.

 

  • Congress and the president together should seize the opportunity when the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act comes up for reauthorization later this year and:

 

  1. Provide for greater public access to government records inside the intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, and especially the proceedings in and opinions of the FISA Court; and

 

  1. Place new limits on the NSAs authority to conduct warrantless searches and restrict other agencies’ authority to use NSA intercepts to conduct domestic surveillance on Americans.

 

It’s time to tear down the wall of secrecy surrounding the Deep State. President Trump should order federal agencies to stop the stalling and start obeying the nation’s open-records laws. Until they do, the dangerously malignant Deep State will continue to grow and undermine American democracy.

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Intro by John R. Houk

© June 30, 2018

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Hold Koskinen and IRS Accountable for Crime


John R. Houk

© November 14, 2015

John Koskinen was appointed as Commissioner to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2013 by President Barack Hussein Obama. Koskinen has lied to Congress and obstructed Congressional investigations into the IRS. Why should we be surprised? After all the IRS targeting of Conservative organizations has been going on and covered up at least since 2010 undoubtedly under the direction of President Barack Hussein Obama. When the light began to expose the crooked tax collecting organization subpoenas were ignored, documents lost or destroyed and the electronic fingerprints found attempted erasure.

HAS ANYONE BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE?

To date no one has faced criminal charges for either partisan attacks or the cover-up. Does that sound like White House cooperation in terminating the rats in the woodwork? What does that tell you? All scandal roads lead straight to President Obama. This can be surmised because the White House is involved in the same kind of obstruction to investigations with the Left Stream Media covering the Obama Administration’s back-side.

Discover The Networks has an excellent timeline of what is public knowledge of nefarious activities in the IRS that begin with Commissioner Doug Shulman and continued on by his replacement Steven Miller and then Miller’s replacement Daniel Werfel who has been replaced with the current corrupt IRS Commissioner John Koskinen:

In May 2013, it was learned that from April 2010 to April 2012, the Internal Revenue Service had placed on hold the processing of applications for tax-exempt status that it had received from hundreds of organizations with such presumably conservative indicators as “Tea Party,” “Patriots,” or “9/12” in their names. During that period, the IRS approved only four applications from conservative groups while green-lighting applications from several dozen organizations whose names included the likely left-leaning terms “Progressive,” “Progress,” “Liberal,” or “Equality.”

In February 2014, it was further learned that of the
already-existing nonprofits that were flagged for IRS surveillance (including monitoring of the groups’ activities, websites, and any other publicly available information), 83% were conservative. And, of the groups that the IRS selected for audit, 100% were conservative.

This section of Discover The Networks provides a timeline of this illegal, blatantly partisan practice by the IRS.

February to March 2010: An email string from February – March 2010 includes a message from a California Exempt Organizations Determinations manager discussing a Tea Party application “currently being held in the Screening group.” The manager urges, “Please let ‘Washington’ know about this potentially embarrassing political case involving a ‘Tea Party’ organization. Recent media attention to this type of organization indicates to me that this is a ‘high profile’ case.” A co-worker responds: “I think sending it up here [DC] is a good idea given the potential for media interest.” (Source)

March 31 to April 1, 2010: Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)—the 150,000-member union that represents employees of the IRS and 30 other government agencies—visits President Obama at the White House. NTEU’s Political Action Committee endorsed Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and gave READ THE REST

What a surprise. A Union and President Obama have a strategy meeting. I doubt finger criminals was the topic of discussion. More than likely the discussions was how to grease the wheels of obstruction and cover-up.

A friend of mine forwarded a Tea Party Patriots email which rallies support to press the House to impeach Obama’s current IRS thug chief John Koskinen. A successful impeachment would bring to light a trail of criminality that I am confident will eventually lead to Obama and his White House minions. Below is the TPP email portions that deal with impeaching Koskinen (I’m leaving out the marketing pitch):

Hold Ryan Accountable, Impeach the IRS Commissioner, and Wear Your Support for Our Troops

Sent by Tea Party Patriots National Support Team

Sent: 11/13/15 12:58:58 -0800

Tea Party Patriots

Sign Our Petition to Impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen

This week, Jenny Beth wrote an op-ed for The Hill laying out the reasons why Congress should impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. She wrote, “But impeachment is the appropriate response to Koskinen’s conduct in office, if impeachment is meant to be used, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 65, to remedy ‘those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.'” We need your help to build as much support for impeaching IRS Commissioner Koskinen! Sign our petition supporting efforts to impeach the IRS Commissioner!

Send a Message to Speaker Paul Ryan – Sign Our Petition!

Now that Paul Ryan is the Speaker of the House, it’s critical that we make sure he keeps the promises that he made to govern as a conservative and to decentralize power in the House. Help us send the message that we won’t let the new House leadership go back to doing business the same way John Boehner did. Make sure you sign our petition to hold Paul Ryan accountable!

… [End of Impeach Koskinen portion]

I included the Paul Ryan portion of the email because the new Speaker will be instrumental in moving the impeachment process along to a vote.

For your convenience I am cross posting the Jenny Beth article found at The Hill and used here by the Tea Party Patriots to highlight reasons to impeach John Koskinen as Commissioner of the IRS.

JRH 11/14/15 (Hat Tip Steven Hofer)

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By Jenny Beth Martin

November 10, 2015, 07:30 am

The Hill

House Republicans have introduced a resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, about which, a simple thought – it’s about damn time.

Impeaching a senior official of the federal government is no small deal. Only seventeen times since the Constitution came into force in 1789 has the House of Representatives even tried to impeach a federal official; only eight times has the Senate seen fit to convict. And not since March of 1876 has an appointed executive branch official been impeached. It’s a difficult thing to do, and it was meant to be; it should only be used for the most egregious offenses.

But impeachment is the appropriate response to Koskinen’s conduct in office, if impeachment is meant to be used, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 65, to remedy “those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.”

The text of H. Res. 494, introduced by Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and cosponsored by 22 others, makes plain Koskinen’s “abuse or violation of the public trust.”

In four separate articles of impeachment, Koskinen is charged with:

Failing to comply with a subpoena for evidence, resulting in the destruction of that evidence – 422 backup tapes, which housed as many as 24,000 Lois Lerner emails;

Failing to testify truthfully and providing false and misleading information to the Congress – Koskinen testified that the IRS had turned over all emails relevant to the congressional investigation (including Lerner’s emails), and then, when that proved to be inaccurate, he testified that the emails were unrecoverable, which also turned out to be false;

Failing to notify Congress that key evidence had gone missing – the IRS knew the Lerner emails were missing as early as February 2014, and, in fact, destroyed the emails in early March 2014. But the IRS didn’t tell Congress until June of that year, well after White House and Treasury officials had been notified.

In each of these charges, the evidence is clear – it is Koskinen’s own words, offered in sworn testimony to Congress, compared to the record of his and the IRS’s actions.

The resolution has been moved to the House Judiciary Committee, which will, presumably, mark it up and send it to the floor at the discretion of the House GOP Leadership. This gives newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) the perfect opportunity to prove to conservatives and the American people alike that he is truly ready to do the peoples’ work.

This shouldn’t be a heavy lift for Ryan – remember the Ways and Means oversight hearing where he tore into Koskinen, saying repeatedly he simply did not believe him? I do.

And what do the 2016 Republican presidential contenders think about the latest IRS revelations? Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has asked the Justice Department to save documents related to the IRS investigation so that the next administration can have a shot at justice. But are the others willing to step in and defend the American people should one of them win the White House? Might I suggest that Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo at Fox Business Network choose this as a subject of conversation during tonight’s debate over some of the more ridiculous topics we’ve seen from other forums this year?

Remember, it was the IRS that was used as a political weapon to target citizens who were deemed opponents of this Administration. My organization and many affiliated with it have been on the receiving end of this political weapon and I would not wish it upon any American–including my worst political adversaries.

Not surprisingly, it was announced last month that the Obama Justice Department would not press charges against the person at the center of this scandal – former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner. So, just when will the American people receive justice?

A start would be to impeach and convict the man who continued the cover-up and denied justice for the American people, and I truly give House Republicans credit for seeming to understand this. Will Congress step up and do something meaningful to defend the American people? Help make your voice heard by adding your voice to the national petition at www.ImpeachJohn.com.

It’s about damn time.

Martin is president and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.

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John R. Houk

© November 14, 2015

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Hillary Clinton’s Record of Malfeasance


Reputable journalist Mark Alexander exposes Hillary Clinton’s nefarious involvements that have a lot of smoke. Normally where there is smoke there is fire; however in Bill and Hillary’s smoke, the fire always seems to disappear. Indeed, Alexander ends quite a few paragraphs with the question, “Sound familiar?

JRH 8/27/15

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Hillary Clinton’s Record of Malfeasance

From Little Rock to Chappaqua — Will Any Scandal Stick?

By Mark Alexander

August 26, 2015

Email Alert Sent: 8/26/2015 1:21 PM

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“[She] who permits [herself] to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; [she] tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing [her]. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

Long before the Great Prevaricator Bill Clinton and his chief administrator Hillary duped their way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, their tenure in Arkansas was defined by relationships with radicals, real-estate shenanigans, drug dealing associates, Ponzi schemes and “lucky investment returns” such as Hillary’s one-in-31-trillion cattle futures profits. However, none of that corruption stuck to the Teflon couple.

What follows is a concise record of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s deceptions, obfuscations and subterfuges, from Little Rock to Chappaqua. Given that Hillary is (for the moment) the national frontrunner for the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination, I’ve compiled some of the more ignoble examples of her abject corruption from the Clintons’ White House “co-presidency” years (recall that Bill promised “You get two for the price of one”) — and the years since. (For a complete chronological listing of our Clinton campaign coverage, check out the Clinton tags.) But don’t delay — the terminus of Hillary’s political aspirations may come sooner than she expected — if her email server lies results in felony indictments.

If I had to choose just one quote that best defines the Clintons’ philosophy on governing, it would be these recent words from Hillary: “I don’t believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate.” This is the re-warmed doctrine of Karl Marx and the mantra of today’s Democratic Party statists.

1993: After the suicide of Hillary’s longtime friend and White House counsel Vince Foster, files “disappear” from his office, impeding the investigation into his death — files that would most assuredly have shown the Clintons’ fingerprints to be on various nefarious enterprises. (Sound familiar?)

1993-94: The Clintons’ White House “security director,” Craig Livingstone, a former bar bouncer and Clinton political hack, is caught with more than 900 classified FBI background files that he’d requested on leading Republicans from the Reagan and Bush administrations. Hillary lied in her testimony about the files.

1993-96: Hillary convenes illegal secret panels to create a socialized health care plan, which was exposed by Republican House investigators and subsequently went down in flames. Her ClintonCare proposal was thus shelved until Barack Obama became president, but she is without question the grande dame of what eventually became ObamaCare.

1993-97: The Clintons turn the IRS into their personal attack dog, and the agency went after every major conservative group in the nation, including The Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, Concerned Women of America, the National Center for Public Policy Research, the American Policy Center, American Cause, Citizens for Honest Government, Progress and Freedom Foundation, and Citizens Against Government Waste. Not even conservative publications such as National Review and American Spectator were spared. In 1996, The Washington Times researched the targeting of these organizations and could not identify a single liberal advocacy organization that had been audited during Bill’s first term. (Sound familiar?)

1994: Hillary’s Rose Law Firm billing records related to the 1980s Whitewater Development bankruptcy mysteriously disappear — but then inexplicably reappear a year later after having been “scrubbed” of any incriminating evidence linking Hillary with key partners in that fraud. (Sound familiar?)

1995: Bill Clinton signs legislation making it easier for minority constituents with bad credit to obtain mortgages. His Treasury Secretary, Robert Rubin, rewrote the lending rules for the ill-conceived Community Reinvestment Act (which had been signed into law by none other than Jimmy Carter), opening the floodgates of Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) subprime loans. Clinton’s legislation applied affirmative action to the lending industry, sowing the seeds for the massive deflation of home prices and for the near-total collapse of the American financial markets 10 years later. Bill Clinton admitted in 2008, “I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress … to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” Indeed.

Democrat Rep. Artur Davis was a bit more direct: “Like a lot of my Democratic colleagues, I was too slow to appreciate the recklessness of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In retrospect I should have heeded the [Republican] concerns in 2004. Frankly I wish my Democratic colleagues would admit that, when it comes to Fannie and Freddie, we were wrong.”

1995-96: Hillary confidant John Huang is appointed to the DNC and raised large illegal donations from foreign sources. (Sound familiar?) Charlie Trie also raised major illegal donations from foreign sources. His $450,000 contribution to Clinton’s legal defense fund was a pass-through from Asian special interests. According to Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman, those interests included the Red Chinese government.

1996: The Clintons trade Commerce Department positions and Lincoln Bedroom lodging for big campaign donations. Then-Vice President Al Gore repeatedly and infamously insisted, “There is no controlling legal authority,” after it was determined that the Clintons were operating a major fundraising call center in the White House.

1997: Six years into Bill Clinton’s tenure of national security malfeasance, one of Osama bin Laden’s well organized al-Qa’ida terrorist cells crafts a plan to settle into American suburbs and prepare a strike on our homeland. Four years had passed from the time of the first World Trade Center attack under Clinton’s watch until preparations began for the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001. In 1998, the Clinton administration refused an FBI field agent’s efforts to open a case file on Arab nationals who were, curiously, training to fly commercial aircraft, but not training for takeoffs or landings. The stated reason for the case file denial was to avoid the appearance of any presumption of an Islamic threat — precisely why, to this day, Democrats refuse to use the words “Islamic” and “terrorism” in the same context. During his eight years in office, Clinton had numerous opportunities to capture or kill bin Laden, but refused. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Patterson, who carried the “nuclear football” codes for the Clinton administration, notes, “[W]e could have prevented the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, we could have prevented 9/11 and we could have prevented the bombings of the embassies in Africa if President Clinton had taken one of these opportunities. … We had eight chances at least to either nab bin Laden or to kill him.” Michael Scheuer, former CIA chief of the team responsible for hunting bin Laden, confirmed that prior to 9/11 SpecOps had two opportunities when Osama was literally in their sights, but Clinton pulled the plug on both operations.

1998: Bill Clinton is impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice after falsely insisting he “did not have sexual relations” with a 22-year-old female White House intern. Hillary had established a long record of defending her husband against charges ranging from sexual impropriety to rape (in order to ensure her own political aspirations), including but not limited to charges brought by Juanita Broaddrick, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones. Hillary perfected the practice of “blaming the victim,” and she insisted that the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal was fabricated by a “vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.”

Americans learned a lot about DNA evidence, and the Clintons should be credited with the popularity of all the cold case and forensic file TV shows that followed. We also learned that, unlike Richard Nixon, who had the decency to resign instead of putting the nation through an impeachment proceeding, the Clintons knew that Senate Democrats would never join with Republicans to achieve the two-thirds majority vote required to convict the Philanderer in Chief.

2000: Bill Clinton issues executive pardons to big donors and other convicted felons, some doing time related to Clinton scandals. Recall that among all those last-minute political pardons, one was for his former CIA director, John Deutch, who, it was discovered in 1996, stored classified documents on an unsecure laptop at his residence.

2001: According to Hillary, she and Bill depart the White House “dead broke” after vandalizing the executive residence before the Bush family arrived and loading up $190,000 in gifts and furnishings. However penniless (despite six-figure taxpayer-funded salaries and an $8 million book deal), they managed to buy a Chappaqua, New York, country house for $1.7 million in 1999 in order to establish residency for Hillary’s carpet-bagging Senate run in 2000. They also acquired a seven-bedroom house in DC for $2.85 million so Hillary would have a place to stay while the Senate was in session.

So, what are the two most notable lessons from the Clinton White House years?

First, never select an old establishment Republican like George Bush or Bob Dole to run against a young, charismatic narcissist. (Apparently Republicans forgot that lesson in both 2008 and 2012.)

Second, virtually nothing sticks to the Teflon Clintons. They have perfected the art of the BIG Lie and the basic tenets of obfuscation: Admit nothing, deny everything and make counter-allegations.

2001-2009: Bill and the then-junior senator from New York amass hundreds of millions of dollars in personal wealth from fees charged to those who were betting on Hillary’s political future. What she did not amass, however, is any record of accomplishment as a senator — no piece of legislation was advanced under her name.

2009: After Hillary’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential primary bid against Barack Obama, he hushes her up and keeps her close with an appointment as secretary of state, an office she held from 2009-2013. While Bill and their “family foundation” continued to amass millions in speaking fees and donations, Hillary compiled an even less impressive but much more lethal record as secretary of state than she had as a senator. She visited 112 countries, and, though she falsely claimed having been shot at by snipers in at least one of them, she can claim no treaty, no accord or even a meaningful summit success. Hillary does claim that she “restored America’s reputation,” but what she actually did was advance Obama’s failed foreign policies to the extent that America now suffers its weakest world standing since the Jimmy Carter era.

2012: Hillary crafts and propagates the Benghazi cover-up after the death of four Americans, including our ambassador to Libya. She lied about the attack, claiming it was inspired by an obscure Internet video rather than a well-planned and executed al-Qa’ida assault on the anniversary of 9/11. She did so to protect Obama’s 2012 election, thus ensuring her own 2016 ambitions. Recall that at that time Obama was continuously crowing about how al-Qa’ida was “on the run.” Given that his domestic economic and social policies had been an abject failure, all he had to frame his 2012 campaign upon were the patently false claims of victory in Iraq and the defeat of al-Qa’ida.

2014: While Hillary was secretary of state, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation took in hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign governments, corporations and individuals, who were currying favor with Hillary as secretary of state and as a potential future president. Peter Schweizer’s book, “Clinton Cash,” provides a sobering outline of the abuse.

2015: In March, Hillary admits that she illegally maintained a “private email server” for official State Department communications — in violation of federal law, and had failed to acknowledge those records in congressional testimony regarding the Benghazi attack and cover-up. In April, Clinton officially announces her presidential candidacy. But Clinton’s self-spun web of lies about keeping her communications out of the public record may yet ensnare her, and end her 2016 presidential aspirations. It’s not likely that she’ll withdraw without a fight, but she is, clearly, in trouble. (Read our comprehensive account of Clinton’s email cover-up lies.)

Thus far, from Little Rock to Chappaqua, Hillary’s non-stick surface has proven effective at avoiding criminal charges. Indeed, she learned a lot from her slippery spouse. But she may have finally met her match in South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who now heads the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

If he pins Clinton with felony charges related to her email server subterfuges, those charges will stick.

Indeed, it is now increasingly likely that Clinton, having deleted more than 30,000 emails from her communications server, will face criminal charges. Those charges range from perjury and felony possession and dissemination of classified documents to obstruction of justice. The latter could result in felony charges, as Clinton directed the erasure of all those emails even though she was fully aware that all documents pertaining to her tenure as secretary of state were subject to subpoena by the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Though Clinton claimed, “I’ve never had a subpoena,” Rep. Gowdy corrected the record, noting, “[S]he was personally subpoenaed the moment the Benghazi Committee became aware of her exclusive use of personal email and a server, and that the State Department was not the custodian of her official record. For more than two years, Clinton never availed herself of the opportunity, even in response to a direct congressional inquiry, to inform the public of her unusual email arrangement designed to evade public transparency.”

In regard to felony possession and dissemination of classified documents, recall if you will the recent prosecution of Gen. David Petraeus, Obama’s former CIA director. Gen. Petraeus admitted to security violations after he inadvertently made classified material available to his biographer, with whom he was having an adulterous affair. Though that biographer, former Army Major Paula Broadwell, held security clearances and none of the classified material was compromised, it was still a serious breach of security protocols. Petraeus avoided a felony conviction by pleading guilty, and he was sentenced to two years’ probation and required to pay a $100,000 fine.

And regarding the statute pertaining to obstruction of justice, 18 U.S.C. § 1519, it specifies felony charges for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry” in any official account or record “with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter.” Notably, it further specifies, “or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case,” which is precisely why Clinton maintained that private server.

That statute, part of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, for which then-Senator Hillary Clinton voted “yes,” includes penalties of up to 20 years in prison.

Felony counts may be coming, despite her claims that “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,” and “There is no classified material,” now that another 300 emails have been recovered from “lost” State Department servers that appear to have classified content.

As for where the Benghazi investigation will lead, Clinton concludes, “We’ll see how this all plays out.”

Indeed we will… At present, the best evidence that felony charges will be filed is Obama’s pseudo-endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy, by way of his spokesman Josh Earnest.

According to Earnest, “The president has indicated that his view that the decision that he made … to add Joe Biden to the ticket as his running mate was the smartest decision that he has ever made in politics. And I think that should give you some sense into the president’s view into the vice president’s aptitude for the top job.” Earnest added, “The vice president is somebody who has already run for president twice. So I think you could probably make the case that there is no one in American politics today who has a better understanding of exactly what is required to mount a successful national presidential campaign.”

While Earnest also expressed Obama’s “appreciation, respect and admiration” for Hillary Clinton, it’s hard to overestimate the importance of his statements on Biden in light of Hillary’s mounting troubles.

And that statement came a day after Biden met with Sen. Elizabeth “Honest Injun” Warren. No doubt that meeting was to reach an accord that he would serve one term with her as his veep, if she stayed out of the 2016 primary. Indeed, a Biden/Warren ticket would be far more competitive than either Clinton or Sanders at the top of a ticket.

Recall that in February, Biden advocated for an Obama third term: “I call it sticking with what works!” By “what works,” he must have meant duping voters in presidential campaigns, because in both the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, Obama’s Democratic Party policies suffered resounding defeat. That notwithstanding, in July, Obama himself asserted: “I cannot run again. I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran I could win. But I can’t.”

Make no mistake, a Biden/Warren ticket is a third Obama term!

And I noted that Bill Clinton was vacationing with the now-rich and famous Obamas at their exclusive Martha’s Vineyard in mid August. The White House press corps released photos of Bill and Barack golfing — which I’m sure Clinton hoped would be a subtle shot over Biden’s bow to keep clear of Hillary’s ‘16 campaign.

Or… perhaps he was cutting a deal for another executive pardon similar to the one he gave John Deutch in 2000, as noted above. However, in this case, it would be Hillary who was keeping classified documents on an unauthorized server in her home.

(For a complete chronological listing of our Clintons campaign coverage see the Clinton tags. For our comprehensive account of her email cover-up lies, click here.)

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Obama, Hillary, et al – Nefarious Intentions


John R. Houk

© July 10, 2015

Remember Lois Lerner, the persecutor of Tea Party organizations and Conservative if they opposed the Obama agenda? Katie Pavlich gleaned some info from Judicial Watch that demonstrates that Lerner (as in the IRS) and the Department of Justice (as in – at the time – Obama’s buddy and confidante Attorney General Eric Holder) actually conspired to take out criminal action against any organization opposed to Barack Hussein Obama.

If you are a true American and purport to be a Democratic Party supporter, here is a good reason to at least write your Senator and District Representative to urge prosecution for these kinds of political dirty tricks. These kind of antics definitely the qualifications for Impeachment under the categories of High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Trust me, if you the Constitution, what qualifies as an impeachable Misdemeanor is quite broad under the Original Intent of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution.

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 (Standards for Impeachment; The Heritage Guide to The Constitution)

From the Wall Street Journal:

On one end of the debate, Roger Sherman believed that a president should be removed “at [the] pleasure” of Congress. Likewise, George Mason offered the standard of “maladministration.” At the other end of the debate, Charles Pinckney suggested that a president should not be subject to impeachment for any offense. Other delegates used vague language that only fuels the modern debate as to their true intentions. James Madison objected to a standard of “maladministration” as too ambiguous but he also stated that impeachment was a necessary precaution against “the incapacity, negligence or perfidy of the chief Magistrate.” For his part, Alexander Hamilton referred to impeachable offenses as “those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or in other words, for the abuse or violation of some public trust.”

Franklin viewed impeachment as a process by which public concerns over presidential misconduct could be resolved and the legitimacy of a presidency restored. He noted that there are times when a president’s conduct is viewed as “obnoxious” and demands a process of public review and decision. The impeachment process, he concluded, is “the best way . . . to provide in the Constitution for the regular punishment of the Executive when his misconduct should deserve it, and for his honorable acquittal when he should be unjustly accused.” (High Crimes and Misdemeanors, According to the Framers; Jonathan Turley; WSJ; Updated 11/9/98 12:01 a.m. ET)

As a Conservative my sense is Obama and many of the cohorts of his Administration probably have treasonous acts that may never be proven as a high crime. However, maladministration and malicious acts are very provable. The only hindrance are the Democrats of the House – in impeachment proceedings – and in the Senate doing their due diligence for their constituents and the Constitution – in convicting for malicious acts that may fall more under Misdemeanors than High Crimes.

The focus of this post is Hillary Clinton – the current favorite to win the Dem Party nomination for POTUS, but President Barack Hussein Obama is certainly has had unclean hands from his 2008 election campaign through to the present. His campaign was full of image lies portraying to Americans he was the epitome of hope and change. The reality was and still is a connection to Marxist idealism (HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) and the racism involve with Black Liberation Theology (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) . This reality includes a host of Marxist mentors and admirations on the Leftist side and a load of hate-Whitey BLT supremacists.

Impeach the Leftist cronies, Prosecute them or both.

JRH 7/10/15

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New Documents Show Extensive Collaboration Between IRS, DOJ to Criminally Prosecute Conservative Groups

By Katie Pavlich

July 07, 2015

Townhall.com

Last year emails revealed former IRS official Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice Criminal Division about criminally prosecuting conservative tea party groups for pursuing political activity (opposed to President Obama’s agenda) by “posing” as non-profit organizations.

Now, new documents obtained by government watchdog Judicial Watch through two different Freedom of Information Act lawsuits show extensive collaboration between the IRS and DOJ (and subsequently the FBI) to go after conservative groups with criminal charges. The IRS likely violated federal law by illegally sharing 1.25 million pages of taxpayer information with DOJ, which were contained on nearly two dozen FBI backup tapes. Further, information shows DOJ wanted IRS officials who were scheduled to testify in front of Congress about the targeting scandal to turn over planned remarks to them first before delivering on Capitol Hill. From JW:

Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity.

The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing 1.25 million pages of confidential IRS returns from 113,000 nonprofit social 501(c)(4) welfare groups – or nearly every 501(c)(4) in the United States – as part of its prosecution effort. According to a letter from then-House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, “This revelation likely means that the IRS – including possibly Lois Lerner – violated federal tax law by transmitting this information to the Justice Department.”

But the IRS wasn’t simply sending the DOJ information, Lerner herself was meeting with DOJ officials to discuss pursuing criminal charges.

On October 8, 2010, Lois Lerner, Joe Urban [IRS Technical Advisor, TEGE], Judy Kindell [top aide to Lerner], Justin Lowe [Technical Advisor to the Commissioner of Tax-Exempt and Government Entities], and Siri Buller met with the section chief and other attorneys from the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section, and one representative from the FBI, to discuss recent attention to the political activity of exempt organizations.

The section’s attorneys expressed concern that certain section 501(c) organizations are actually political committees “posing” as if they are not subject to FEC law, and therefore may be subject to criminal liability. The attorneys mentioned several possible theories to bring criminal charges under FEC law

Keep in mind Lerner previously and essentially stated in an email that at least one conservative group needed to be made a public example with prosecution.

“One IRS prosecution would make an impact and they wouldn’t feel so comfortable doing the stuff,” Lerner said in a 2013 email.

The goal was to stop the flow of other conservative non-profits, opposed to President Obama’s agenda, from applying for tax exempt status and therefore becoming more effective.

“These new documents show that the Obama IRS scandal is also an Obama DOJ and FBI scandal,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “The FBI and Justice Department worked with Lois Lerner and the IRS to concoct some reason to put President Obama’s opponents in jail before his reelection. And this abuse resulted in the FBI’s illegally obtaining confidential taxpayer information. How can the Justice Department and FBI investigate the very scandal in which they are implicated?”

It’s no wonder Lerner’s hard drive magically “crashed,” “losing” thousands of emails sent and received during the time period when she was meeting with DOJ to pursue prosecution of American citizens exercising their constitutional right to free speech.

Washington Times Video: Lois Lerner Linked to DOJ for Potential Prosecution of Tax Exempt Groups
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John R. Houk

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Bridenstine & Lankford Tax Reform Emails


James Lankford & Jim Bridenstine

Senator James Lankford and Rep. Jim Bridentine

Congressman  & Senator from Oklahoma

 

By John R. Houk

© May 12, 2015

 

I participated in one of those mass emails to Congress recently in which an email was sent to my Oklahoma Representative from District One and my Okie Senators. I believe the mass emailing was about tax reform. Dog gone it, I can’t remember the facilitator of the email was. I just remember a payment was not necessary and a contribution would have been appreciated. I participate and didn’t think anything further about my participation.

 

Here’s the thing though yesterday I received a response from Rep. Jim Bridenstine. Incidentally the Republican I supported in the First District 2012 Primary as Tea Party Conservative who defeated Republican incumbent John Sullivan. And check it out – Sullivan was a standard Oklahoma Republican. However, as a Congressman, Sullivan towed the GOP marching order line. Bridenstine won in 2012 campaigning on a Less Government, Fairer Taxation and dump Obamacare. And of course Bridenstine won reelection in 2014.

 

Senator James Lankford, my Republican Senator responded today (5/12/15) to the mass email on tax reform. Frankly I enjoyed both their responses even though I suspect they were form letter responses canned according to constituent questions. Since I liked the responses that was some good canning.

 

JRH 5/12/15

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Regarding Tax Reform Email

 

By Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK District 1)

Sent: 5/11/2015 4:21 PM

Congress Website: http://bridenstine.house.gov/

 

Thank you for contacting me regarding tax reform.  I appreciate your opinion and value your input on this important issue.

As you may know, in the 113th Congress I introduced House Joint Resolution 104 to repeal the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and eliminate the IRS. The 16th Amendment allows the federal government to impose the income tax.  There are viable alternative plans for raising revenue fairly to support constitutionally enumerated functions of the federal government that don’t require the 16th Amendment.  The current system is broken beyond repair and it’s time for the United States to move beyond our dated tax structure.

Our current tax code is an unfair system which discourages investment, innovation and entrepreneurship.  Our income tax has become so convoluted that even professionals have a hard time understanding its mechanics.  The system is subject to endless manipulation by individuals and groups seeking to gain even the slightest monetary advantage.

The 4th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees, “The right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” The 16th Amendment effectively negates the 4th Amendment.  Now is the time to repeal the 16th Amendment and eliminate the IRS.

If successful, the repeal of the 16th Amendment will eliminate the personal and corporate income tax, the estate and gift taxes, and taxes on investment earnings at the federal level.  Personally, I am in favor of replacing it with the Fair Tax, but I believe that supporters of other alternatives to our broken tax system can also get behind this effort.

 

Thank you again for writing and expressing your thoughts on this important issue.  Please visit my website at http://bridenstine.house.gov to send me another message with your thoughts and opinions, read my positions on major issues, or sign up for my E-Newsletter. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links below. I look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Sincerely,

 

Jim Bridenstine
U.S. House of Representatives

 

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Response from Senator James Lankford

 

Sent by Senator James Lankford (R-OK)

Sent: 5/12/2015 9:31 AM

Senate.Gov Website: http://www.lankford.senate.gov/

 

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns on the IRS targeting scandal and the vote to hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress.  I served as a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for four years and was actively involved with this investigation from the beginning. I appreciate the time you took to engage yourself in this important matter.

 

On April 10, 2014, after numerous hearings, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Ms. Lerner in Contempt of Congress.  On May 7, 2014, the bill to hold her in contempt passed the House in a bipartisan vote of 231-187. I supported both measures.

 

I also supported H. Res. 565, a resolution calling on the Attorney General to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.  In addition to 224 Republicans, 26 Democrats voted in favor of the resolution, which passed by a vote of 250 to 168.

 

On April 1, 2015, the Justice Department announced they will not seek criminal charges against Ms. Lerner. In a letter written to Speaker John Boehner, Ronald Machen, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said a criminal case would not be presented to the grand jury over Ms. Lerner’s refusal to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

 

Justice Department attorneys determined that Ms. Lerner did not waive her Fifth Amendment right during her opening statement of general claims of innocence on May 22, 2013.  Because she exercised her constitutional right, she cannot be prosecuted for contempt.

 

You might be interested to know the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration indicated in congressional testimony on February 27, 2015, that there could be criminal wrongdoing in the disappearance of IRS emails related to the Lerner case.  Additionally, on April 2, 2015, a federal judge ordered the IRS to turn over any lists of potentially targeted groups.

 

I am disappointed but not surprised by the Justice Department’s decision not to take up the contempt case.  The IRS still owes every American taxpayer the truth about whether or not the IRS specifically targeted Americans seeking tax-exempt status based on their political beliefs. I will continue to seek the facts, so we can ensure this type of misconduct does not happen again.

 

Please feel free to contact me again via email at www.lankford.senate.gov for more information about my work in the United States Senate for all of us…

 

In God We Trust,

 

James Lankford
United States Senator
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Bridenstine & Lankford Tax Reform Emails

By John R. Houk

© May 12, 2015

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Regarding Tax Reform Email

 

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About Rep. Jim Bridenstine

 

Congressman Jim Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First District, which covers Washington, Tulsa, Wagoner Counties plus portions of Rogers & Creek Counties. Bridenstine serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee.

From the start, Bridenstine has been widely recognized in the House for his integrity, commitment to principles, and willingness to uphold the rule of law. He has become an effective member of Congress by focusing on three specific areas: National Security, Economic Freedom, and Constitutional Integrity. Jim supports moving toward a balanced budget through spending control, tax reform, and financial measures and policies promoting free markets.

Bridenstine has focused on the elimination of Obamacare and reform of laws and regulations that present a huge burden on the economy. He has introduced legislation and supported a strong national defense, religious freedom, protection of life, free speech and restoration of the balance of power within the branches of the federal government consistent with the Constitution.

 

On April 1st, Bridenstine achieved a remarkable accomplishment and became the READ THE REST

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Response from Senator James Lankford

 

About Senator James Lankford

 

Senator James Lankford is committed to protecting our freedom, demanding an efficient and transparent federal government, and ensuring our nation remains the world leader.

 

Addressing our national debt and restoring a responsible federal budget is among James’ highest priorities in the Senate. He remains focused on eliminating duplicative and excessive federal regulations that diminish people, suffocate business and drive manufacturing overseas. From regulations that increase the cost of living to the oppressive regulations on consumer lending that make it hard for working people to build credit, Senator Lankford fights for opportunity in Oklahoma and our nation. He believes that empowering families, individual people and private businesses will create jobs, protect our values, and provide the best solution to grow our economy.

 

After serving four years in the U.S. House of Representatives, James was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 4, 2014, to finish the remaining two years of retiring Senator Tom Coburn’s term, which will end January 2017. James serves on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Indian Affairs Committee.  Within the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management.  Additionally, James serves on the Senate Republican Whip Team for the 114th Congress.

 

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IRS- Obama's Gestapo

John R. Houk
© May 8, 2015
                          
I’m about to embark on a post that is essentially very pro-Z Street. Which should be distinguished from another organization known as J Street. Both organizations claim to be Pro-Israel with a Jewish-American background. Both claim to be Pro-Jewish State. The thing is Z Street recognizes that the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians are dedicated to destroy Israel. J Street is dedicated to establishing a Palestinian State even if that creation leads to the demise of Israel.
 
Now in full disclosure I am not Jewish. My love for Israel and its existence is based on my Christian Right Biblical faith which would label me as a Christian Zionist. That means for me Israel’s restoration to their land and having full sovereignty of that land is a sign that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will be sooner rather than later.
 
From a Christian Zionist’s perspective Eretz Israel was promised by God Almighty to the descendants of Abraham and on through the child of Promise – Isaac and on through Isaac’s son Jacob and the descendants of his 12 sons who aggregately is the Land of Israel (Eretz Israel).
 
As I was saying I am not Jewish, but since I became a Born Again Christian at age 20 I recall a story told to me in hushed tones when I was a teenager. I can’t remember how this conversation between myself and my Grandmother had taken of the topic of Jews. I do remember my Grandmother (a young woman in the Great Depression era) nearly whispered and I have to rely on a paraphrase:
 
“John, you know we have Jew in our background. Those Jews in our background were German Jews who immigrated to America ….”
 
As a teenage I didn’t pay too much attention to family stories as I should have. I was more interested in going outside with my pals to play pick-up games of football and basketball back in the early 1970s. My Grandmother’s understanding of “Jews” was something she still felt the stigma to mention. Antisemitism had not entered America’s national guilt culturally really too slowly after the horrors of the Holocaust became a confirmed public knowledge until after WWII. Thus the stigma of her generation still led to revealing a Jewish ancestry in hushed tones.
 
Again I have to be honest about the Jewish family tree. My Grandmother was a bit of a stinker. Sometimes she would make up tales as a learning exercise. In my teen days, to put it nicely, I had developed a personality trait of frugality. In those days there was still an abundance of racial slurs of people who were a bit tight with their money or possessions; viz. the Scottish (often spoke of being Scotch in the pejorative sense), the Dutch and – wait for it – the Jews. So in actuality, largely to my teenage inattentiveness, I am not sure was speaking of a family history or telling be more of sharing person.
 
Some years later my Uncle (Grandma’s oldest son, Mom’s eldest brother) had undertaken the hobby of family trees with his second wife (he was widowed). He spoke of our family being related some German Jews that settled in Pennsylvania with the surname Zonhiser (or Zonizer or Zohnizer or etc. – not at all sure of a spelling, my guesses are all my memory of phonetic sounds). Ironically a brief search at forbears.io shows 9 instances in Pennsylvania all in Mercer County. My Uncle would not elaborate especially by time his 3rd marriage (widowed again). Anyway, moving on … back to Z Street.
 
Z Street has gone one step closer to winning a lawsuit against the IRS for refusing to give the Pro-Israel group a non-profit status based on their views; viz. being Jewish and Pro-Israel. From American Thinker:
 
The IRS was almost laughed out of court yesterday when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case Z Street v. Koskinen [Blog Editor: IRS Commissioner].  Z Street, founded by AT contributor Lori Lowenthal Marcus, is a pro-Israel educational group that applied for tax-exempt status, only to encounter delay.  When it inquired as to the progress of its application, an agent told it that auditors had been instructed to give pro-Israel groups special attention, and that its application had been forwarded to a special IRS unit for additional review.
 
Z Street sued for viewpoint discrimination, a constitutional no-no, and the IRS went to U.S. District Court in D.C., seeking dismissal of the case.  A year ago, a federal judge rejected that dismissal, and the IRS appealed, which landed the case on the docket of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the highest court in the land other than the Supreme Court.  The appeal, critically, had the effect of halting discovery in the case, which would have allowed Z Street to examine IRS officials, under oath, and to receive internal communications from the agency regarding the special unit and special procedures for handling pro-Israel groups.
 
The Wall Street Journal’s Review & Outlook column reports on the incredulity with which the three-judge panel greeted the IRS’s arguments.  This was a truly extraordinary event, for it is a rare day that a high-level court reacts so negatively to the positions taken by the federal government.
 
 
The IRS still has the option of appealing to the Supreme Court, further delaying discovery.  Obviously, the game is to delay disclosure of embarrassing IRS policies until after the 2016 election.  But the strong language used by the Fifth Circuit makes it less likely that SCOTUS will hear the appeal. READ ENTIRETY (IRS arguments draw derision from D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; By Thomas Lifson; American Thinker; 5/7/15)
 
Here is Lori Lowenthal Marcus, the founder of Z Street, on the Leftist agenda of J Street:
 
We see J Street as being very similar to the Arab leadership. This means that they are very happy to say one thing in English and something completely different in Arabic. J Street says something for general consumption; they say that they are pro-Israel. They say that they are Jewish. However, in fact Judaism seems to play almost no role. They talk about Jewish values but they use a scalpel and remove any of the Judaism part of Jewish values. What is left are simply “social justice” issues. That’s a huge concern. It is appealing to lots of people if you say the word Jewish but remove the Jewish content. I think that is very dangerous because you are allowing people to think that they are acting on Jewish impulses when in fact they are taking actions that are anti-Israel and actually contrary to Judaism. We believe in defending the Jewish state as a pro-Israel Jewish viewpoint and value. J Street is sending the opposite message. I think that is very dangerous. The reason they are still around, the reason they burst on the scene in such a huge way and at such a high level is because of the millions of dollars behind them. J Street had the backing of people with enormous amounts of money. By that I mean George Soros. He gave money later but he did provide his reputation early on. That is why they have staying power. It is very hard to compete with millions of dollars, fancy parties and lots of attractive glossy advertising, mailing and promotional material. All of that is very seductive. J Street is a very seductive organization that is devoid of Jewish values and pro-Israel sentiment. (Z Street: A Pro-Jewish Pride Organization in the Spirit of the Bergson Boys; By Jerry Gordon; New English Review; 4/2011)
 
Even though this Jerry Gordon post was written in 2011, a little further down the post Gordon asks a question that should give you a clue for the IRS has lumped Z Street with Conservative and Tea Party organizations seeking a non-profit status from the IRS:
 
Gordon:  Why do you believe that the Obama White House views J Street as the “go-to American Jewish Organization” and not AIPAC?
 
Marcus:  Because J Street reflects the views of the Obama Administration and not what is best for Israel.   AIPAC is all about promoting a strong Israel- U.S. relationship. J Street is all about promoting a strong Barack Obama. (Ibid.)
 
American Action News Alert sent me an email that enabled me to do an email about the Z Street vs. Koskinen (i.e. the IRS) to my Congressman and two Oklahoma Senators. I am cross posting that link. To participate in a support Israel situation and support Z Street situation click the link I’ll provide. Then scroll down toward the bottom and put in the appropriate information which will include your zip code. American Action News will send emails to your Congressman and Senators at NO CHARGE.
 
JRH 5/8/15

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Judges Destroy IRS Defense in Political Targeting Case
 
By Alana Goodman
Original Source: Washington Free Beacon
May 7, 2015 06:54 PM
 
 
The Internal Revenue Service stunned a panel of D.C. Circuit Court judges on Monday by implying that it could discriminate against certain groups seeking nonprofit status for up to 270 days, according to the Wall Street Journal.
 
The three-judge panel was hearing a case related to Z Street, a pro-Israel group that is suing the IRS for discrimination after its nonprofit application was held up by the agency. Last May, a federal judge tossed out the IRS’s motion to dismiss the suit, but the agency is appealing the decision.
 
The IRS’s legal strategy has been to claim Z Street is suing to obtain non-profit status. According to government rules, a nonprofit applicant has grounds to sue the IRS if it doesn’t act on an application within 270 days—a waiting period the IRS says Z Street did not meet.
 
Z Street has repeatedly stated that it is suing the IRS for discrimination, not to obtain non-profit status. An IRS official reportedly told the group during its application process that the agency was singling the organization for extra scrutiny.
 
Take Action – Action Alert
 
Abolish the IRS
 
As Senator Ted Cruz said, “the single most important tax reform” we can accomplish is to abolish the IRS.
 
Not only does the United States have one of the most progressive tax systems in the world, but its tax collection agency, the Internal Revenue Service, has been hijacked by the current administration and used as a weapon against anyone who disagrees with Obama’s radical agenda. While at the same time, they allow tax cheats like Al Sharpton, who owes millions in back taxes, to roam free and host a show on MSNBC all because he spews the White House approved propaganda.

Recently, when Lois Lerner and the IRS came under subpoena of the United States House of Representatives for targeting conservatives and limited-government supporters, they managed to “lose” tens of thousands of possibly incriminating emails.

Enough is enough.

 
It’s time for everyday Americans to take a stand against this crony institution.

Tell Congress to “Abolish the IRS” today!

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IRS has become Political Abusive Attack Dog


BHO Fake Outrage toon

John R. Houk

© October 28, 2014

 

The 16th Amendment legitimizes the existence of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

 

Amendment XVI

 

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

 

Your donation matters.

 

Taxing Power

 

Tax

 

Income Tax

 

Taxable Income (16th Amendment; Legal Information Institute (LII) – Cornell University Law School)

 

HOWEVER, the 16th Amendment does not overrule the Bill of Rights (1st ten Amendments to Constitution) pertaining to the Civil Rights and Liberty guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. And yet the IRS has mysteriously acquired the authority to seize property and bank accounts with the presumption of guilt BEFORE a criminal trial.

 

My son sent me a Daily Caller news story that focuses on small business owner Carole Hinders. Ms. Hinders has made the news ironically largely due to a NY Times articles about her and other small business owners being assaulted by the IRS without actual proof the law is being broken. Between yesterday and today Carole Hinders’ story his hit web in a huge way. The irony is all the sides of the political spectrum are displaying outrage over the abuse of power being exercised by the IRS. Could it be that Leftists and Conservatives can join forces over a constitutional issue affecting American citizens?

 

VIDEO: IRS Seizes Innocent Grandma’s Bank Account

 

Published by InstituteForJustice

Published: Oct 27, 2014

 

Carole Hinders has worked hard at her family-owned restaurant, Mrs. Lady’s Mexican Food, for 38 years. The federal government took her entire bank account using civil forfeiture, even though she did nothing wrong. Now, they are refusing to return her money, so Carole and the Institute for Justice have teamed up to fight back.

http://www.endforfeiture.com

 

Perhaps Congress can wise up and use this unified voter outrage to take some immediate legislative action to curb the power of the IRS. If Congress can enact a statesman form a legislative action pertaining to the IRS, you must realize it would only be a temporary fix. Most prominently these days the IRS is a political tool used by Obama against Conservative opponents, however there are more than one Federal agency that uses a law that has to be unconstitutional. State and Federal law enforcement ALSO utilize the Civil Asset Forfeiture law to seize property and money from American citizens. The thing is the public has looked the other way with government seizures because it is the primary weapon of law enforcement to pin down real criminals especially the kind that has built a criminal empire. Who can be unhappy about taking down criminals, right?

 

The thing is citizens like Carole Hinders or even those that have property that stifles the agenda of local, State or Federal authorities can have their property seized. WITHOUT A TRIAL!

 

As Americans on a grassroots level we have to figure out the legalese that protects law-abiding citizens while at the same go after moneyed criminals that break the law pretending to be law-abiding citizens.

 

The website End Civil Forfeiture explains the history of this practice in the USA and how State and Federal government have exploited this beyond the scope of the U. S. Constitution:

 

Civil forfeiture—where the government can take and sell your property without ever convicting or even charging you with a crime—is one of the greatest threats to property rights in the nation today. Civil forfeiture cases proceed against one’s cash, cars, or home, which means that property owners receive few if any of the protections that criminal defendants enjoy.   To make matters worse, when law-enforcement agencies take and sell your property, they frequently get to keep all the proceeds for their own use. This gives agencies a direct financial incentive to “police for profit” by seizing and forfeiting as much property as possible.

 

 

Although the Founders didn’t believe in this superstition, they used civil forfeiture as a way to enforce the collection of customs duties, which provided 80 to 90 percent of the federal revenue during that time. The government often could not try owners of smuggling ships themselves (often because they were overseas), and so civil forfeiture let officials seize their ships and cargo as a second-best option.

 

With minor exceptions during the Civil War and Prohibition, civil forfeiture remained a legal backwater. But as the War on drugs heated up during the early 1980s, so too did civil forfeiture. A key legal change occurred in 1984 when Congress established the Assets Forfeiture Fund. Previously, all federal civil forfeiture revenues were deposited into the government’s general fund. But after the 1984 amendments, federal agencies could retain and spend forfeiture proceeds—subject only to very loose restrictions—giving them a direct financial stake in generating forfeiture funds.  Similar amendments now allow law enforcement agencies in 42 states to keep and use some or all of the civil forfeiture proceeds they seize.

 

“Policing for Profit” Creates Incentives for Abuse

 

The changes at the federal and state levels led to an explosion of forfeiture activity. Because in most jurisdictions law enforcement can keep some or all of the proceeds from civil forfeiture, they have an incentive to seize and keep as much property as possible. …

 

… Here are four ways that civil forfeiture stacks the deck against property owners:

 

·         Burden of Proof: For the government to keep your property using civil forfeiture, it must prove that the property is connected to criminal activity.  But where criminal forfeiture requires the government to prove guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt,” under civil-forfeiture cases the government can prevail under much less rigorous standards.

 

·         Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Although many jurisdictions provide an “innocent-owner” defense that allows owners to get their property back if they had no idea that it was involved in a crime, most jurisdictions presume, however, that owners are guilty and force them to prove their innocence.

 

·         Legal Representation: Anyone who has watched a crime drama knows that the government must provide criminal defendants with an attorney if they cannot afford one. But civil forfeiture victims must either pay for a lawyer—which in many cases can cost more than the seized property is worth—or go it alone.

 

·         “Equitable” Sharing: Federal law provides a loophole called “equitable sharing” to law enforcement in states with good civil forfeiture laws.  This program allows state law enforcement to turn seized assets over to the federal government, which forfeits the property under federal law.  In turn, the feds give up to 80 percent of the forfeited property back to the state agency for its own use, even if state law would have required those proceeds to go into a general fund.

 

READ ENTIRETY (Civil Forfeiture: A Threat to Private Property and the Impartial Pursuit of Justice; By End Civil Forfeiture)

 

The only way I see to change all the law – civil and criminal – to protect the individual rights of law-abiding citizens is to amend the Constitution. I don’t care how much Leftists and Conservatives can agree on reforming the powers of the IRS, you know one day a President will come along to push the envelope of the Constitution citing case law to warp the legalese to go after political opponents. You do realize it won’t matter if that President is a Democrat or a Republican or the emergence of a Third Party to attain the White House, the legalese will be abused.

 

Unfortunately on a Federal level this nation’s governance is way too polarized to effect a Constitutional Amendment to change the definition and application of Civil Asset Forfeiture laws that protects the Rights and Liberty of law-abiding citizens as opposed to moneyed criminals. The only way to amend the Constitution via by-passing Congress is in the Constitution but in the 225 years our Founding document has been the foundation of America’s rule of law the by-pass Congress method to amend the Constitution has never taken place. Why?

 

The reason is political fear. No one active in government seriously thought of the ‘by-pass Congress’ method of amending the Constitution until the 20th century when political polarization seemed to become a hindrance to good governance. The method of offering an Amendment apart from Congress can be accomplish directly by the several States calling for a Constitution Convention. Neither the President, Congress nor the Judicial Branch can nullify or prevent such a convention from occurring. It would be the call of a majority of States. The fear is that a convention to amend the Constitution would evolve beyond the intentions of the reason the States called for it. The very real fear – both Leftist and Conservative – is a Constitutional Convention could take it upon itself to scrap the entire current Constitution. The fear is the potential for a Leftist vision or a Conservative vision to become the rule of law to the detriment of the losing side of the political spectrum.

 

I personally have wavered back and forth on the pluses and minuses of a Constitutional Convention. BUT NOW with the abuses of the IRS simply becoming way too egregious, something must be done. The best thing would be to scrap the whole current tax system developing a new paradigm whether it is income or National sales tax or a combination of both to be fair to the taxpayers while also still have the ability to go after the moneyed criminals of whatever kind of organized crime network might exist (violent criminals or white collar criminals). And whatever that standard is should be applied equally criminally and civilly according to the Fourth Amendment.

 

Amendment IV

 

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (Fourth Amendment; Legal Information Institute (LII) – Cornell University Law School)

 

On a personal level I don’t feel comfortable to suggest a different tax system to shoot for. My primary concern here is the abuse of government power on the Civil Rights and Liberty of American citizens. The very reason and cause of the American Revolutionary War in which the British citizens of America’s Thirteen Colonies felt abused by unjust taxation, improper representation and the abuse of government authority.

 

WHEN, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s GOD entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the Causes which impel them to the Separation.

 

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their CREATOR, with certain unalienable 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, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. READ THE REST (In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America; by the signing delegates and penned by Thomas Jefferson; Library of Congress)

 

TODAY I feel like the risk is necessary for the USA to have a Constitutional Convention. The Federal government cannot be trusted for a long term reform eliminating the IRS as a political attack dog of whatever political party. Just like the Founding Fathers felt a risk was necessary to throw off the bonds of an abusive government, it has become necessary to throw off the bonds of a politically oriented tax agency as well as other Federal agencies that have gone beyond bounds of the guaranteed Liberty of the Bill of Rights.

 

Citizens concerned for the future of their country, under a federal government that’s increasingly bloated, corrupt, reckless and invasive, have a constitutional option. We can call a Convention of States to return the country to its original vision of a limited federal government that is of, by and for the people. (Convention of States: This One Amendment Could Solve Forty-Five Problems; By Steve Robinson; The Maine Wire; 7/15/14)

 

Article Five of the U.S. Constitution enumerates the two ways to amend the Constitution:

 

Article V

 

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate. (The Constitution of the United States – Article V; National ArchivesFederal Register)

 

Our current tax system is a progressive income tax:

 

A progressive tax structure is one in which an individual or family’s tax liability as a fraction of income rises with income. If, for example, taxes for a family with an income of $20,000 are 20 percent of income and taxes for a family with an income of $200,000 are 30 percent of income, then the tax structure over that range of incomes is progressive. One tax structure is more progressive than another if its average tax rate rises more rapidly with income. (Progressive Taxes; By Joel B. Slemrod; Library of Economics and Liberty)

 

DEFINITION OF ‘PROGRESSIVE TAX’

 

A tax that takes a larger percentage from the income of high-income earners than it does from low-income individuals. The United States income tax is considered progressive: in 2010, individuals who earned up to $8,375 fell into the 10% tax bracket, while individuals earning $373,650 or more fell into the 35% tax bracket. Basically, taxpayers are broken down into categories based on taxable income; the more one earns, the more taxes they will have to pay once they cross the benchmark cut-off points between the different tax bracket levels.

 

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS ‘PROGRESSIVE TAX’

 

The U.S. progressive income tax is effectively a means of income redistribution. Individuals who earn more pay higher taxes; those taxes are then used to fund social welfare programs that are used primarily by individuals who earn less. Critics of the progressive tax consider it to be discriminatory and believe that a flat tax system, which imposes the same tax on everyone regardless of income, is a fairer method of taxation. (Progressive Tax; Investopedia)

 

Yup, IRS/Progressive Tax is evil. If small potatoes like me has to hire a tax service to figure out the complications of owing or receiving refund then it is evil. How do we replace the evil IRS? The suggestions I have read are the flat tax, fair tax, National Sales Tax or some kind of combination.

 

According to my search engine perusals it appears the Fair Tax seems to be the current favorite tax to terminate the IRS and end political head hunting. I personally see how the Fair Tax (which is actually a national sales tax) looks good on paper; however if things go south versions of the Fair Tax shows sales tax climbing anywhere from 50% to 70% of purchase or service to keep sufficient revenue flowing. Fair Tax proponents tell you the rate is 23% if everything goes as foreseen with a monthly prebate of cash from the government for families that make less than the poverty line in income. The prebate for a family of four below the poverty line utilizing the 23% sales tax rate would receive a monthly government check of $1,983.33 for an annual total of $23,800. Like I said that sounds favorable to me; however if the revenue collection does not complete the Federal budget, does anyone think the sales tax rate will remain at 23%?

 

The Flat Tax still sounds attractive to me. The first problem of a Flat Tax is an agency still has to be around to administer collection of the tax. My God, that agency CANNOT be the same bureaucracy of the Internal Revenue Service. Its management has become politically corrupt that bad things undoubtedly continue to occur. The management level portions of the current IRS must be jettisoned and a whole new agency created under strict guidelines that insures the enforcement of the Bill of Rights in the new tax agency’s collection methods.

 

However in full disclosure Fair Tax proponents do have problems with the Flat Tax. For one thing the politicians are looking for a Flat Tax rate that actually mind cause discomfort for poor to moderate income families while the more wealthy tax payers will jump for glee. I currently fit into the poor to moderate category that would feel a squeeze from higher taxes. On the other hand I also realize across the board less of a tax strain on higher wage earners to wealthy people will release entrepreneurial development that will result in better jobs, more available spendable money and hence a better economy which will also translate into more tax revenue without putting the bite on all Americans.

 

So here are website article with Flat Tax and Fair Tax plusses and minuses leaning to favoring one or the other (in no particular order):

 

o  Could The Fair Tax Movement Ever Replace The IRS? By Mark P. Cussen; Investopedia; 4/4/14

 

o   Flat Tax vs. Fair Tax; By Admin; Freedom Works; 7/6/11

 

o   FAIR Tax Abolishes IRS – Then What? By Peter J. Reilly; Forbes; 8/6/14 9:30AM

 

o   Summary: H.R.25 — 113th Congress (2013-2014) Introduced in House; (01/03/2013): Fair Tax Act of 2013 – Repeals the income tax, employment tax, and estate and gift tax. Redesignates the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Internal Revenue Code of 2013.

 

A Constitutional Convention needs to restore Liberty as well as narrowly define the duty of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches to uphold restored and defined Liberty. Here’s part the Leftists will become apoplectic about: A Constitutional Convention needs to simultaneously protect Religious Freedom and NOT prevent religion from being a moral advocate politically to influence government. At the same time government specifically be defined as not involving or inserting itself on how a religion involves itself in politics UNLESS that religion’s specific purpose is to terminate the Constitution, overthrow the government and end the Liberty of the Bill of Rights. Separation of Church and State is a one-way street and not a two-way street. No government in religion but lots of religion as a moral pulpit to influence the morality of society. The Constitution needs to address the issue of preventing the laws and customs of foreign lands from being used as precedents in any judicial case law. There can be no foreign treaties entered into that contradicts the U.S. Constitution without an Amendment change to correspond to that foreign treaty. And as America has traditionally been the melting pot of many national peoples seeking a new life those people must be amenable to swear to abide and uphold the U.S. Constitution adopting the traditions of America first while honoring their former culture second.

 

Well that is the part of a Constitutional Convention I am certain Leftists will cry a convention run-amok. For our Republic to survive future generations the traditions that have made us a desirable melting pot must be preserved. Losing those traditions to some kind of transforming diverse multicultural Socialist Democracy that descends into cultural chaos polarized racially to the extent political polarization tears the nation apart under political ideology rather than preserve national patriotism. Oh yeah … Let’s really drive the Left looney. We should throw in personhood establishing the rights of an unborn baby rather than perpetuate the myth that an unborn baby is an appendage of a woman’s body.

 

JRH 10/28/14 (Hat Tip: Adam)

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Christ is the Savior – Awaken to it America


2nd Great Awakening - 1839 Methodist camp meeting

2nd Great Awakening

 

John R. Houk

© August 2, 2014

 

Stephen Hofer sent this email to me go along with the pdf link pertaining to prayer-activism. The activism is actually from Awakening America. The organization came into existence according to it’s about page:

 

·         Provide a broad umbrella under which the body of Christ in America can unite together in seeking a contemporary spiritual awakening.

 

·         Issue a wake-up call for revival in the church and a Christ awakening in the nation by utilizing unified activity, various forms of media, and highly visible events.

 

·         Collaborate together in prayer, fasting, and God-inspired action to impact the nation’s non-Christian population.

 

·         Challenge today’s church in welcoming and discipling new generations of American youth.

 

The organization promotes Churches and Ministries to make an open impact among people that are not Church goers.

 

Awakening America is the prime mover for Cry Out America (COA). The specifics about the activism of COA can be found on its Facebook About Page:

 

On 9/11 we will once again be gathering at county courthouses or alternate venues across the nation to CRY OUT to God for a Christ Awakening in America.

 

Visit www.awakeningamerica.us to find your county coordinator or register to coordinate a prayer gathering in your county.

Together we will Cry Out to God for the healing of our land. We are counting on the involvement of the body of Christ across the nation as we pursue the goal of networking this growing prayer movement to create the strongest, most comprehensive net to catch the Last Days harvest. 

 

There is a huge lack of activism among Christians in America. One way to get active is to get involved with COA, find something similar perhaps in your home Church, if you are the go-getting leader-type get organized with COA in your home Church OR at the very least spend some closet prayer time to pray that America wakes up.

 

From early American Colonial days right on through to the present America has been blessed epochal movements that were influential in the persona of America. The earliest of these were actually called Great Awakenings (COA short history of Great Awakening moments).

 

COA focuses on changing the spiritual climate of America to bring Christ back into centrality into the American psyche. One thing you can add to your prayer activism is to come against two movements currently transforming America away from its Christians roots: Left Wing activism which uses Radical Muslim activism as a device to destabilize Christian America. Largely due to the idiocy of income manipulation the government has made it difficult to address the transformative activism of America’s Left. Although Leftist interests are free to criticize everything Christian and still get an income tax deduction status, Christian Churches and Ministries are not afforded the same Liberty. Technically Churches aren’t forbidden from influencing godly politics but due to the Leftist fallacy of Separation of Church and State (NO WHERE FOUND IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION), Leftists use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to threaten Churches and Ministries with the loss of their 301(c)3 status of receiving tax deductible donations:

 

To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

 

Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.

 

The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization’s net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction.

 

Section 501(c)(3) organizations are restricted in how much political and legislative (lobbying) activities they may conduct. For a detailed discussion, see Political and Lobbying Activities. For more information about lobbying activities by charities, see the article Lobbying Issues; for more information about political activities of charities, see the FY-2002 CPE topic Election Year Issues. (Exemption Requirements – 501(c)(3) Organizations; probably written by some bureaucrat; IRS; last updated 13-Mar-2014)

 

It is a bit interesting the IRS does not hold Left-oriented charitable organizations to the same standards. AND just as an aside from Mr. Hofer’s intention to motivate America to wake up, I have to add that it has been recently exposed that the IRS has been given marching orders to come down even harder on Churches and Ministries even if there is an insinuation of politics.

 

Well anyway after a little political whining on my part I am posting Stephen Hofer’s email followed by the reformatted from the pdf the extended COA document.

 

VIDEO: Cry Out America Promo 2014 #2

 

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Twenty Indicators of a Spiritual Awakening

 

Sent by Stephen Hofer

Sent: 7/24/2014 5:19 PM

 

“What would a contemporary spiritual awakening look like in America… in our church and culture?” There are 20 indicators that will signal a Great Awakening in America: 10 in the Church and 10 in the Culture. These Spiritual indicators will ignite a passion for the body of Christ to unify in prayer, as we prepare our states, our counties, and our hearts.

 

In the Church

 

1)     Increasing testimony of the manifest presence of God

 

2)     Increased conversions and baptisms

 

3)     Amplified participation in corporate as well as individual prayer, fasting, and other spiritual disciplines leading to more effective discipleship

 

4)     A decrease in divorces and renewed commitment to marriage between a man and a woman in covenant relationship as God intends

 

5)     Imparting faith to children and youth as parents are equipped by the church to become primary disciplers of their children

 

6)     Among churches, a passionate pursuit for the well-being of their cities through the planting of new congregations, benevolent ministries, practical service and focused evangelism

 

7)     Commitment to radical generosity as evidenced by compassion ministries and global missions

 

8)     Improved health among ministers as evidenced by their joy, decreased resignations, healthy loving relationships within their families, and an increased response among young people called to the ministry

 

9)     Christians involved in bold witness accompanied by miracles, dramatic conversions and Holy Spirit empowered victories over evil

 

10) Heightened expressions of love and unity among all believers, as demonstrated by the unity of pastors and leaders

 

In the Culture

 

1)     Breakdowns of racial, social and status barriers as Christ’s church celebrates together – Jesus!

 

2)     A restoration of morality, ethical foundations and accountability among leaders of church and government, business and politics

 

3)     A transformation of society through the restoration of Christ’s influence in the arts, media, and communications

 

4)     Increased care for the hungry and homeless, the most vulnerable and needy

 

5)     Young adults, students and children embracing the claims and lifestyle of Christ through the witness of peers who live and love as Jesus

 

6)     Community and national leaders seeking out the church as an answer to society’s problems

 

7)     Increased care for children as “gifts from the Lord” as the gospel addresses abortion, adoption, foster care and child well-being

 

8)     Righteous relations between men and women: decrease in divorce rates, co-habitation, same-sex relations, sexual abuse, sexual trafficking, out of wedlock children and STD’s

 

9)     An awakening to the “fear of the Lord” rather than the approval of people, thus restoring integrity and credibility

 

10) Neighborhood transformation and an accompanying decrease of social ills through increased expressions of “loving your neighbor” in service, compassion and unity

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Seven Days/Seven Mountains of Culture

P RAYER GUIDE

 

 

7-Day Prayer Initiative

September 4–10

 

Join us in prayer and worship throughout the week to ask the Lord for Awakening in our region and throughout America.

 

Patriot Day Prayer Gathering

September 11

 

Join with thousands gathering at courthouses, churches, marketplaces, and other public venues across America as we “Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land . . . and cry out to the LORD” (Joel 1:14).

 

 

21 Days of Ekballo — “To Send Out”

 

September 11–October 1

 

The Cry Out America ministry team would like to offer you a 21-day challenge. The challenge involves simple and practical tasks that reflect our cooperation with Jesus’ directives to be a sent out into our community as His laborers. Our hope is to multiply the process of bringing transformation to our community by simply adding the words of our mouths with the work of our hands and feet to the 24/7 prayers that were prayed.

 

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[Blog Editor: In the original pdf file there is a table of contents. Since I am reformatting this from a Word document I am excluding the table of contents.]

 

OVERVIEW

 

In 1975, God simultaneously gave a message to Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, and Loren Cunningham, founder   of   Youth   with   a   Mission.   The   essence   of   these messages is encapsulated by the following sentence, “If God’s children are going to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then they will have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of society, that are the pillars of any society.”1 These seven mountains include: the marketplace, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion.2

 

Other leaders like Pat Robertson of CBN and Regent University and Francis Schaeffer of L’Abri have echoed the same message calling for men and women to see their lives work as callings from God. The hope and goal of these leaders has been to raise up change agents, who will scale the mountains of culture knowing that these mountains are where the battles are won or lost for the building of the Kingdom of God. Our assignment is to help raise up a new generation of change agents who will understand the bigger picture of God’s kingdom and the role that humanity plays in building God’s kingdom while we are here on earth.3

 

From this perspective, we will be praying this year for the people who are currently working in each of these areas of society and for those that God will call, empower, and mobilize to work in those fields in the future. The following are prayer starters:  prayer points drawn from Scripture that we hope will give you some direction as you pray for friends, family, members of our community, as well as, national leaders, who work on the various mountains of society. We also hope that these prayer points will be a benefit to you in the future as you pray for future generations, who will engage in building God’s kingdom on earth!

 

FOR ALL MOUNTAINS

 

  • Pray that God will position His sons and daughters (true followers of Jesus) to positions of influence on every mountain of culture.

 

  • Read Ephesians 1:3–6, 9–11.

 

  • Thank God for His people whom He has placed in your life to be encouragers and partners with you in the work to which God has called you.

 

  • Thank God for the people of God, who are faithful workers in the fields where God has placed them.

 

  • Thank God that He will bring to completion the work He has begun in us—His sons and daughters.

 

  • Pray God’s children will be wise, discerning, and growing in knowledge and understanding.

 

  • Pray the love of God’s children—toward Him and toward each other—will continue to grow so that we will be able to determine what really matters and be found pure, blameless, and filled with the fruit of righteousness in the day of Christ (Ephesians 1:3–6, 9–11).

 

  • Read Colossians 1:9–14.

 

  • Pray God will give His people wise minds and spirits attuned to his will.

 

  • Pray God’s people will acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which He works.

 

  • Pray they will live well for the Master, making him proud as they work hard in His field, the earth.

 

  • Thank God that as we increasingly learn how God works, we will increasingly learn how to do His work.

 

  • Pray God’s children will have the strength to persevere and Endure (“hang in there” for the long haul), not with the grim strength of gritting your teeth but with the glory- strength God gives, the kind of strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy.

 

  • Thank the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that He has for us.

 

  • Thank God for rescuing us from dead-ends and dark dungeons of captivity.

 

  • Thank God that He has established us in the kingdom of the Son He greatly loves and has allowed us to be part of His work of building His kingdom.

 

  • Thank Jesus for delivering us from the pit and freeing us from those sins, which we were doomed to keep repeating (Colossians 1:9–14).

 

  • Pray God’s people will be devoted to prayer and intercession.

 

  • Pray God’s people will be alert and aware of what God is doing on earth and have a desire to work with Him.

 

  • Pray God’s people will be thankful.

 

  • Pray God’s people will walk in wisdom toward outsiders.

 

  • Pray whatever God’s children do, they will do it heartily as unto the Lord and not as unto men. Pray they do this because they are well aware that they will receive their reward and their inheritance from the one they serve— Christ Jesus, the Lord (Colossians 3:23, Ecclesiastes 9:10).

 

  • Pray God’s children will be careful not to rob Him, consequently, bringing themselves and their families under a curse. Instead, pray God’s children will wisely release back to Him the resources He has provided for ministry in the church and community.

 

  • Thank God for the blessings that He releases to His faithful children (Malachi 3:7–12; Deuteronomy28:1–14).

 

  • Pray that the speech of God’s children will be gracious, seasoned with salt, always knowing how to answer each person (Colossians 4:2-6).

 

  • Pray God’s sons and daughters will be mature and fully assured in everything God wills, so they will be confident in how they carry themselves and how they complete the work that God has called them to do (Colossians 4:12).

 

  • Pray God will find His sons and daughters worthy of His calling and the kingdom of God.

 

  • Pray God will, by His power, fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith so that the name of Jesus will be glorified (2 Thessalonians 1:5, 11–12).

 

  • Pray God’s people will not listen to ungodly counsel and will not entertain scoffers (Psalms 1:1).

 

  • Pray God’s people will love His word and receive life from it (Psalms 1:2-3).

 

  • Pray believers will overcome darkness through His light, shining in our hearts (2 Corinthians 4:6).

 

  • Pray God’s people will reflect His love.

 

  • Pray God’s sons and daughters will be men and women of integrity in every setting of life.

 

  • Pray God’s people will walk in humility and righteousness and that He will shelter our nation because of those humble and righteous ones (Zephaniah 2:3).

 

  • Pray men and women, both inside and outside the church, will receive a revelation of the eternal nature, plans, and purposes of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

  • Pray the God of peace will keep His sons and daughters blameless in spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

 

  • Pray Our LORD’s Prayer found in Matthew 6:9–13.

 

MOUNTAIN OF FAMILY

September 4

 

This sphere of society includes people who work as counselors, ministers, social workers, educators, and those in any aspect of culture that deals with family life.

 

  • Thank God for mothers and fathers who have a relationship with God, enabling them to love their children and teach with wisdom, knowledge and understanding that come from knowing God.

 

  • Thank God for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that far exceed the limited knowledge and understanding we gain from life experiences.

 

  • Thank God for godly, extended family members, who bless and encourage us and our children.

 

  • Thank God for family, who help strengthen our faith and develop our gifts and callings.

 

  • Pray God will give mothers and fathers the language of those instructed by God so they may speak with wisdom into their children’s lives; know how to sustain their children with comforting words when they are weary; be able to teach their children how to be instructed by the Lord (Isaiah 50:4).

 

  • Pray God will put His word in parents’ mouths, so they will be able to plant the kingdom of God in their children.

 

  • Pray parents will be able to lead their children into a relationship with God, the Father.

 

  • Pray our children will be (and be known by others as) the children of God (Isaiah 51:16, Romans 8:14–15).

 

  • Pray parents will be filled with God’s Spirit and model a relationship with the Holy Spirit even as Jesus modeled that relationship for us.

 

  • Pray God will cause godly mothers and fathers to be willing to enlarge their tents and make room for many spiritual sons and daughters in their lives and even their homes.

 

  • Pray God will cause them to multiply their Christian impact through their willingness to parent those who have not had godly parents (Isaiah 54:1–3).

 

  • Pray God will teach our children, make them prosperous, keep them from oppression and terror, only allow enemy attacks on their lives that will accomplish what is needed to make them mighty warriors for His kingdom, not allow any weapon formed against them to prosper, and refute any accusations made against His righteous children (Isaiah 54:13–17).

 

  • Pray fathers will be careful not to exasperate their children but lovingly, wisely, and patiently train them in the ways of the Lord (Colossians 3:20; Ephesians 6:4).

 

  • Pray parents will create an atmosphere of joy that celebrates obedience in their homes.

 

  • Pray children will desire to obey their parents because they know obedience pleases God (Colossians 3:20).

 

  • Pray broken marriages will be restored.

 

  • Pray husbands will love their wives as Christ loves the church. (Ephesians 5:23).

 

  • Pray husbands will love their wives as their own bodies, nurturing and caring for her (Ephesians 5:28–29, 33).

 

  • Pray husbands will cling to the wife of their youth (Ephesians 5:31, Proverbs 5:15–23, Ecclesiastes 9:9, Malachi 2:14–16).

 

  • Pray wives will respect, honor, and mutually submit to their husbands (Ephesians 5: 22, 33, Colossians 3:18).

 

  • Pray leaders of the family mountain will stand for life.

 

  • Declare that marriage will remain the foundation of the family unit.

 

MOUNTAIN OF MARKETPLACE

September 5

 

This sphere of society includes the sciences, medicine, retail, service, managerial, the restaurant industry, etc.

 

  • Read Proverbs 11.

 

  • Pray God’s servants in the marketplace will walk in integrity, humility, faithfulness, and righteousness.

 

  • Pray they will be filled with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that comes from God.

 

  • Pray they will be trustworthy, kindhearted, pure, discrete, and generous.

 

  • Thank God that He has enabled His sons and daughters to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light (Colossians 1:12).

 

  • Thank God for the good things that He has given to us (Deuteronomy 8:10).

 

  • Pray God’s sons and daughters will observe God’s commands so God will be able to bless them with beautiful land that is productive and nurturing (Deuteronomy 8:6–10).

 

  • Pray Gods men and women in the marketplace will remember the LORD their God gives them the ability to produce wealth; this is how He confirms His covenant, which he swore to our forefathers (Deuteronomy 8:18).

 

  • Pray God’s sons and daughters will seek the knowledge of God’s will, spiritual wisdom, and understanding so they may live lives pleasing to the Lord, bearing fruit in every good work.

 

  • Pray God’s sons and daughters will be strengthened with power and patience to joyfully and thankfully endure (Colossians 1:9–11).

 

  • Pray God’s ministers in the marketplace will use honest scales and measurements when dealing with customers, clients, and suppliers (Leviticus 19:36; Proverbs 11:1).

 

  • Pray God’s sons and daughters will be careful to obey His laws so they will be prosperous and successful (Joshua 1:7–8).

 

  • Pray God’s servants will not rely on wicked counsel or confer with mockers so whatever they do will prosper (Psalms 1:1–3).

 

  • Pray God’s servants will commit to the LORD all they do so their plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3).

 

  • Pray God’s servants will honor the LORD with their wealth, with the first fruits of all their crops so their barns will be filled to overflowing, and their vats will brim over with new wine (Proverbs 3:9–10).

 

  • Pray God’s servants will seek to build God’s kingdom first and foremost, seeking to walk in God’s righteousness so everything he/she needs, will be provided (Matthew 6:33).

 

  • Pray God will keep His sons and daughters free from the love of money. Pray God will help them to be content and fulfilled by the knowledge of His presence in their lives (1Timothy 6:6–10; Hebrew13:5).

 

  • Read 1Timothy 6:11–18.

 

  • Pray God’s children will pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Pray they will fight the good fight of the faith so they will be able to take hold of the eternal life to which they were called.

 

  • Pray God’s marketplace servants will have a revelation of God as the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, which no one has seen or can see.

 

  • Pray that those who are rich in this present world will not be arrogant nor put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but they will put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

 

  • Pray God’s children in the marketplace sphere of society will do well, be rich in good deeds, be generous, and be willing to share (1 Timothy 6:11–18).

 

  • Pray they will be able to be trusted with much (Luke 16:10).

 

  • Pray they will be generous so God will be generous to them (Luke 6:38).

 

  • Pray those in the marketplace will fear God so He will give them success (2 Chronicles 26:5).

 

MOUNTAIN OF EDUCATION

September 6

 

This sphere of society includes teachers, administrators, coaches, staff, and volunteers at all levels of education from preschool thru graduate levels.

 

  • Read 2 Timothy 3:14–4:4.

 

  • Pray God will position godly administrators and teachers on the Mountain of Education.

 

  • Pray God will give His educators wisdom, favor, and ability to influence.

 

  • Pray godly teachers positioned in the sphere of education will remain faithful to teaching based on the knowledge of truth that they have learned from Scripture.

 

  • Pray teachers will teach with godly wisdom.

 

  • Pray teachers will be able to instruct, admonish, and encourage their students in ways leading to righteous living.

 

  • Pray teachers will be able to equip their students with all they need to fulfill their God-given purposes.

 

  • Pray teachers will be prepared to teach students whether in the classroom or out of the classroom.

 

  • Pray teachers will be patient and careful when giving instructions.

 

  • Pray that teacher’s concepts of God are sound and grounded in truth so they may be able to dispel myths that are perpetuated through false doctrine (2 Timothy 3:14–4:4).

 

  • Pray teachers, administrators, and parents will become intercessors for their students and that they will pray their students’ hearts, minds, and spirits will be opened to knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that comes from God so their minds and purposes are conformed to the mind of Christ and His purposes.

 

  • Pray students will have the fortitude when tested to prove God’s will in and through their lives (Romans 12:1–2).

 

  • Pray teachers will be able to teach their students how to demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:3–5).

 

  • Pray teachers will be free to teach truth, which results in students being set free (John 8:32).

 

  • Pray both students and teachers will desire to please God and not their own selfish desires (Romans 1:21–27).

 

  • Pray teachers will be free to teach students to fear the LORD, which is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One, which brings understanding (Proverbs 9:10).

 

  • Pray God will bring into position student leaders within student bodies, who are like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego—filled with wisdom and understanding because they know their God and understand the principles of His kingdom (Daniel 1).

 

  • Pray godly teachers will be disciple makers (Matthew 28:19).

 

MOUNTAIN OF ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS

September 7

 

This sphere of society includes actors, writers, producers, managers, singers, instrumental musicians, dancers, athletes, coaches, referees, photographers, graphic artists, gaming professionals, cartoonists, artists in all types of mediums, and individuals who work in various support roles in these fields.

 

  • Pray God’s servants in the area of arts and entertainment will walk in integrity, humility, faithfulness, righteousness; that they will be filled with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that comes from God.

 

  • Pray they will be trustworthy, kindhearted, pure, discrete, and generous (Proverbs 11).

 

  • Pray God will call and anoint people, who will produce excellent quality entertainment that displays godly lifestyles, behaviors, and values in the movie industry.

 

  • Pray God will inspire psalmists, who will sing new songs unto the Lord (Isaiah42:10).

 

  • Pray God will enable and position musicians who will play skillfully in a broad spectrum of settings (Psalm33:3).

 

  • Pray God will raise up designers and artisans who are filled with the spirit of God, skilled and knowledgeable about all kinds of crafts, and able to teach others (Exodus 35:30–36:1).

 

  • Pray God would release resources to His artists who will faithfully produce work that brings glory to Him.

 

  • Pray God will reveal corruption within this sphere of society to authorities that will act with godly intent to correct situations.

 

  • Pray God would cause a great distaste of ungodly values throughout society, especially among the young.

 

  • Pray God would create a hunger throughout society for godly virtues to be exhibited.

 

  • Pray God would use His sons and daughters on the mountain of arts and entertainment to create works that cause people to rejoice in the Lord.

 

  • Pray God would raise up artists who are modest.

 

  • Pray God would cause His children on this mountain to be thankful intercessors and those expressions of thankfulness and intercession would be seen in their work.

 

  • Pray God’s children in the arena of arts and entertainment would create work that causes the peace of God to arise within men and women.

 

  • Pray this resulting peace will pass human understanding— a peace that keeps hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

  • Pray that the work of believing artists would cause viewing audiences to focus on whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report.

 

  • Pray that if there be any virtue and any praise, audiences will be led to think on these things (Philippians 4:3–13).

 

MOUNTAIN OF RELIGION

September 8

 

This sphere of society includes pastors, teachers, evangelists, church, seminary or para-church organization administrators, lay-ministers, staff members, volunteers, etc.

 

  • Read Isaiah 61:1–6.

 

  • Pray God will call and mobilize men and women who walk in the spirit of the sovereign LORD; who are anointed to preach good news to the poor; who are willing to be sent to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release prisoners from darkness.

 

  • Pray they will boldly proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of God’s vengeance.

 

  • Pray they will be willing to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve, bestowing on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and garments of praise instead of spirits of despair.

 

  • Pray God will view His servants as oaks of righteousness, plantings of the LORD that display His splendor.

 

  • Pray God enables them to rebuild the ancient ruins, restore the places long devastated, and renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

 

  • Pray these men and women will wisely shepherd God’s flocks and work His fields and vineyards.

 

  • Pray God will be able to refer to them as His priests and ministers who serve Him.

 

  • Pray He will find them worthy to feed on the wealth of nations and boast in their God-given riches.

 

  • Pray God’s servants will be able to present the fullness of His message; reveal the secrets of His kingdom and the mystery of Jesus Christ dwelling in us; possess wisdom and energy to teach, admonish, and instruct God’s people so they may be presented perfect to Christ (Colossians 1:24–25).

 

  • Read Ephesians 4:10–16.

 

  • Pray God will release apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of service.

 

  • Pray God will use those ministers to build His body in a way that produces unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God.

 

  • Pray He uses ministers to develop a mature community of believers, who will attain to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

 

  • Pray their gifted teaching will keep God’s children from acting like infants, who are tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.

 

  • Pray God will use those ministers to speak the truth in love so we will, in all things, grow up into Him, who is the Head, that is, Christ.

 

  • Pray the whole body of Christ will be joined and held together; that it will grow and build itself up in love, as each part does its work (Ephesians 4:10–16).

 

  • Pray God will send those who are willing and able to go and preach the Good News to all nations, even the ends of the earth (Matthew 24:14; Romans 10:14–17).

 

  • Pray God will use His servant to build His church so it cannot be destroyed when all hell comes against it (Matthew 16:18).

 

  • Pray God will call and empower men and women who are prepared to preach the Word in season and out of season; to correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction (2 Timothy 4:2).

 

  • Pray ministers of the gospel will increasingly teach and preach the gospel of the kingdom of our LORD (Matthew 10:7).

 

 

MOUNTAIN OF GOVERNMENT

September 9

 

This sphere of society includes military, local, state, and national government leaders and employees, elected or hired.

 

  • Pray God would mobilize intercessors for those that are in authority (1 Timothy 2:1–4).

 

  • Pray that God will engage men and women who are willing to stand in the gap on behalf of the land so He will not destroy it (Ezekiel 22:30; 2 Chronicles 7:13–14).

 

  • Pray God will call and empower men and women to be national leaders, who are humble, willing to intercede and even to lay their lives down on behalf of our nation as Moses did for Israel (James 4:6; Exodus 32).

 

  • Thank God for men and women on the mountain of government who, like King David, release God’s blessings and favor on their people because they boldly worship God and acknowledge His sovereignty (1 Chronicles 29:10–13).

 

  • Pray God will continue to raise up men and women on the mountain of religion who rule the people with justice under the fear of the Lord (2 Samuel 23:3).

 

  • Thank God and ask Him for men and women in the arena of government who, like King Solomon, have great wisdom and knowledge and by their wisdom and favor release blessings on their people (2 Chronicles 1:12).

 

  • Pray God will position people in the sphere of government who love justice and hate injustice so that it will be evident to all people why our nation and others like it are blessed (Isaiah 61:8–9).

 

  • Pray God will position righteous people as rulers so His people may thrive and rejoice (Proverbs 29:2).

 

  • Read Isaiah 44:24–45:5.

 

  • Pray God will raise up rulers who, like Cyrus, have the ability to fulfil the word of God; to restore ruins and rebuild cities; to establish God’s community within a region or territory (Isaiah 44:28).

 

  • Pray God will engage anointed leaders, who have the authority to subdue rulers and nations who act wrongly toward God’s children (2 Samuel 22:32–51; Isaiah 45:1).

 

  • Pray government officials will walk in the fear of the Lord and revere God’s Word.

 

  • Pray leaders on this mountain will be sensitive to the needs of all people and have great wisdom to know how to meet those needs.

 

  • Pray God will engage men and women like Joseph who will have the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to protect and provide for nations in seasons of famine (Genesis 41).

 

  • Pray God will equip men and women with godly wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, like Daniel and his compatriots, and these wise men and women will be significantly better, more affective, and more accurate counselors to rulers than those who do not know God (Daniel 1:17–20).

 

  • Pray God will release a spirit of justice and righteousness that will restrain evil in our land.

 

  • Pray people willingly submit to ruling authorities that have been positioned by God (Romans 13:1–6).

 

 

MOUNTAIN OF MEDIA

September 10

 

This sphere of society includes writers, editors, producers, technicians, personalities, staff, etc. who work in the fields of television, radio, the Internet, newspapers, magazines, and other media sources or outlets.

 

  • Pray God’s servants on the mountain of media will walk in integrity, humility, faithfulness, and righteousness.

 

  • Pray they will be filled with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that comes from God and be trustworthy, kindhearted, pure, discrete, and generous (Proverbs 11).

 

  • Read Romans 10:14–17.

 

  • Thank God that He has positioned men and women in the sphere of media who will boldly give glory to God for the great things that He has done.

 

  • Thank God that He has raised up men and women who are not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.

 

  • Pray God will speak through the leaders He has placed on the mountain of media because the Spirit of the Lord is upon them and His Word is on their tongue (2 Samuel 23:2).

 

  • Pray God’s people in the arena of media will be aware that the power of life and death are in the tongue, and they will not use their words carelessly but use their tongues to bring forth life (Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 12:37).

 

  • Pray God will position people within the media who will use their tongue to build up and not tear down what God has planted in His people (1 Corinthians 10:8).

 

  • Pray God will position and give favor and authority to those whom He has appointed to be a voice of justice to the nations (Matthew 12:18).

 

  • Pray He will make them bold, fearless and unashamed of the gospel (Jeremiah 1:10; Romans 1:16).

 

  • Pray God will instruct those on the mountain of media to know how to sustain the weary with a word (Isaiah 50:4a).

 

  • Pray God will put His words in the mouths of those in the sphere of media that they will be able to plant God’s kingdom on earth (Isaiah 51:16).

 

  • Pray God will mobilize heralds of peace, who bring good news and proclaim salvation to the nations (Isaiah 52:7).

 

  • Pray God will raise up watchmen in the mountain of media who will lift their voices with shouts of joy when the Lord makes Himself known to a people (Isaiah 52:7).

 

  • Pray that those who issue warnings to God’s people will cause them to turn away from sin and evil (Ezekiel 3:16–21).

 

  • Pray God will call and send forth godly reporters, who will refute every evil word spoken against God’s people, in a broader public arena (Isaiah 54:17).

 

  • Pray God will call men and women to the sphere of media who will report the truth with integrity.

 

21 Days of Ekballo

 

Ekballo is the Greek word, meaning “to be thrust forth.” Jesus uses this word in Mathew 9:38 when he says: “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” He is saying ekballo laborers or workers. Pray they will be “thrust forth” into the harvest field.

 

We challenge you to live as laborers of Jesus and be ekballo-ed into your community for the next 21 days! The following guide gives practical suggestions to do simple things to make a change. Each day’s suggestions are to be repeated every week.

 

Day 1—Family: September 11, 18, 25

 

Ø  Contact a family member, whether near or far, and tell them you love them. Forgive any past wrongs and bless them by praying for them throughout the day.

 

o   “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).

 

o   “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).

 

Day 2—Marketplace: September 12, 19, 26

 

Ø  Going grocery shopping today? Stopping by the YMCA? Be EKBALLO-ED and be Jesus to someone! Whether they are your cashier, waiter, or a stranger, say a kind word, thank them, share a smile, and show them you care and they are appreciated. Let them know they are of value. Buy someone groceries; ask someone if they need prayer; tell someone they are beautiful.

 

o   “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).

 

Day 3—Education: September 13, 20, 27

 

Ø  Find a teacher, professor, or student of any age and encourage them to be faithful, to press on, and to have hope for the education system in America. Encourage them to remember one person really can make a difference! Pray short prayers for that person throughout the day and ask God to use them to bless the educational system in the United States.

 

o   “. . . May you have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:18).

 

Day 4—Arts and Entertainment: September 14, 21, 28

 

Ø  Take a break from the time you usually spend watching TV or surfing the Internet and use that time to pray for entertainers, musicians, and athletes in America.

 

o   “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:11–12).

 

Day 5—Religion/Church: September 15, 22, 29

 

Ø  Think of the last church or church member you criticized and flip that criticism into a blessing. Find three people in that church for whom you are grateful and love them as Christ loves His bride. Pray a minimum of three minutes for the pastor and congregation to receive continued knowledge of Jesus and His love.

 

o   “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy” (Ephesians 5:25–26).

 

o   “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ . . .” (1 Corinthians 12:12–26)

 

Day 6—Government: September 16, 23, 30

 

Ø  Pray for governmental leaders in America, specifically for those in your city/county/state, to experience the love of Jesus and to lead our nation back to God. Instead of cursing with critical words, pray blessings over them. Pray for righteous and just laws to be established in this land, and pray for our leaders to follow the leadership of Jesus. Express your appreciation to someone in government verbally or through an email.

 

o   “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1–4).

 

Day 7—Media: September 17, 24, October 1

 

Ø  Make a difference in someone’s life today by using social media. Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, or email a testimony of what God has done in your life and how he saved you. Share a scripture or a personal message with someone via social media and let people know of Jesus’ perfect love.

 

o   “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord . . .” (2 Timothy 1:8).

 

o   “’Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.’ And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him” (Luke 8:39).

 

Suggested Ekballo Service Projects

 

Ø  Volunteer to help serve meals or do cleaning and repairs at a local emergency shelter or ministry for the homeless.

 

Ø  Assist with fund-raising efforts or other volunteer needs at a local pregnancy care center, drug rehabilitation program, free medical clinic, etc.

 

Ø  Organize a “car care” day for single moms and widows.

 

Ø  Organize a lawn service day for the elderly.

 

Ø  Organize a city cleaning project for a local park, community center or other public venue.

 

Ø  Use your imagination and ask God to show you creative ways to visibly impact your community for Christ.

 

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Foot Notes

 

1 Os Hillman, Change Agent: Engaging Your Passion To Be The One

Who Makes A Difference, (Charisma House, Lake Mary, FL, 2011) p. 7.

 

2 Ibid.

 

3 Ibid.

 

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Christ is the Savior – Awaken to it America

John R. Houk

© August 2, 2014

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Twenty Indicators of a Spiritual Awakening

 

And

 

Seven Days/Seven Mountains of Culture

 

International Center for Spiritual Renewal

 

Awakening America

 

Great Article from Awakening America Blog:

America is Desperate for a Change

 

The IRS Attacks Evidence of Government Despotism


David Warrington, Attorney

David Warrington, Attorney

 

 

John R. Houk

© July 14, 2014

 

I am definitely not a fan of Ron Paul’s foreign policy stands; however I am I do appreciate many of his domestic ideas for the economy and taxation. Unsurprisingly this makes his political organization Campaign for Liberty a target for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Unless you have had your head in the sand or only listen and watch the Left Wing Media, you know the Obama Administration’s control of the IRS has led to attacks on Conservative organization and PACs that fighting to overcome Obama’s Leftist transformation of America.

 

The Obama Administration and the Democrats as is typical these days are actively using all the legal tricks they have at their disposal to cover-up illegal IRS activities attacking Conservatives to silence Obama’s opposition. The IRS has already fined the Campaign for Liberty twice for not complying with the Left Wing attack dog’s demand for donor information.

 

Does anyone see the impudent hubris of the IRS when they are now being questioned in the House and yet they are still going after Conservative organizations that are considered anti-Obama?

 

JRH 7/14/14

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UPDATE INTERVIEW:  C4L vs. IRS

 

By Ron Paul

Sent: 7/13/2014 3:34 PM

Sent from: Campaign for Liberty

 

Just weeks ago, the IRS handed Campaign for Liberty a hefty fine and demanded we turn over sensitive contributor information on a select few top donors.

We were told that if we don’t comply with the IRS’ outrageous demands, we could face additional fines that could cripple Campaign for Liberty and perhaps even force us to shut our doors!

As you know, we didn’t comply with their outrageous demands – and we’re currently in the midst of a massive legal battle with the IRS.

Just recently, I interviewed Campaign for Liberty’s Attorney, David Warrington, to give you a quick briefing on our legal battle with the IRS.

CLICK HERE to listen to my interview with Mr. Warrington.

 

Ron Paul Interviews C4L Attorney David Warrington

 

VIDEO-AUDIO 1: http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/video/ron-paul-interviews-c4ls-dave-warrington-part-1-irs-investigation/

 

VIDEO-AUDIO 2: http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/video/ron-paul-interviews-c4ls-dave-warrington-part-2-missing-irs-emails/                                       

 

As the status quo’s defenders pull out the stops to block our movement’s advances, and with so much work to be done to restore our liberties, I don’t want C4L to lose any ground in turning the statist tide.

So after you listen to the above interview, I hope I can count on you to chip in $10 or $20 to help in this critical fight against the IRS.

Thank you in advance for your support.

 

For Liberty,

 

Ron Paul
Chairman

 

[Blog Editor: To help Ron Paul and C4L to fight the IRS go to this video page to donate (not tax deductible as is the case with political organizations).]

 

As the status quo’s defenders pull out the stops to block our movement’s advances, and with so much work to be done to restore our liberties, I don’t want C4L to lose any ground in turning the statist tide.

So after you listen to the interview, I hope I can count on you to chip in $10 or $20 to help in this critical fight against the IRS.

Thank you in advance for your support.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul
Chairman

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The IRS Attacks Evidence of Government Despotism

John R. Houk

© July 14, 2014

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UPDATE INTERVIEW:  C4L vs. IRS

 

Because of Campaign For Liberty’s tax-exempt status under IRC Sec. 501(C)(4) and its state and federal legislative activities, contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions (IRC § 170) or as business deductions (IRC § 162(e)(1)).

 

www.CampaignForLiberty.org

Tony Newbill Emails 6/17/13 to 6/28/13


NWO Obama Fascism and Sheeple

 

In this section of Tony Newbill email topics range from the IRS as a Leftist weapon against Conservatives, the U.N. Agenda 21 and Whistleblowers. It is my opinion a Whistleblower exposes information that is harmful to the public health or harmful to America’s constitutional Bill of Rights. This series of emails deal with Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and Karen Hudes.

 

JRH 6/30/13

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Day After Obama Meets Treasury, Tea Party Targeting Begins

 

Sent: 6/17/2013 10:09 PM

 

Read more: http://conservativebyte.com/2013/05/day-after-obama-meets-treasury-tea-party-targeting-begins/#ixzz2WX8eFHGF

 

This is rather telling.


Check it out:

 

Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?

 

THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR:


“For me, it’s about collaboration. — National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley on the relationship between the anti-Tea Party IRS union and the Obama White House

 

Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?

 

Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun?

 

The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.

March 31, 2010.

 

According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.

 

The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:

 

Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30

 

In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”

 

The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. The IG report wrote it up this way:

 

April 1-2, 2010: The new Acting Manager, Technical Unit, suggested the need for a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases. The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.

 

In short: the very day after the president of the quite publicly anti-Tea Party labor union — the union for IRS employees — met with President Obama, the manager of the IRS “Determinations Unit Program agreed” to open a “Sensitive Case report on the Tea party cases.” As stated by the IG report.

 

Continue Reading on spectator.org

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/20/obama-and-the-irs-the-smoking

 

The NTEU is the 150,000 member union that represents IRS employees along with 30 other separate government agencies. Kelley herself is a 14-year IRS veteran agent. The union’s PAC endorsed President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles to anti-Tea Party candidates.

 

Putting IRS employees in the position of actively financing anti-Tea Party candidates themselves, while in their official positions in the IRS blocking, auditing, or intimidating Tea Party and conservative groups around the country.

 

The IG report contained a timeline prepared by examining internal IRS e-mails. The IG report did not examine White House Visitor Logs, e-mails, or phone records relating to the relationship between the IRS union, the IRS, and the White House. (READ THE REST: Page 2Page 3Page 4  Page 5Page 6Page 7 Page 8: Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun? By Jeffrey Lord; American Spectator; 5/20/13)

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How can Real Estate sustain Growth Recovery with this kind of Regulation…?

 

Sent: 6/21/2013 9:26 AM

 

How can Real Estate sustain Growth Recovery with this kind of Regulation which Stops Suburban Developments???

 

Obama Admin Plans To ‘Force’ Americans To Move Into Cities – “Redistributing” the Wealth

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jB2fexv5LDE

 

This does not look like a Capital Expansion policy that will lead to Higher Consumer Incomes overall , which will be need to see a Dow Jones growth indexing above current levels  with Real estate recovering to the driving level it once was. So what other Industries will be driving those fundamentals?   

 

https://buildingoneamerica.org/

 

[SlantRight Editor: Currently the above link leading to the homepage promoting the 2013 National Summit July 18-19. I am guessing after July 19 the front page might change.]

 

Building One America’s Second National Summit for Inclusive Suburbs and Sustainable Regions will involve local leaders and federal policy makers to seek bipartisan solutions to the unique but common challenges around housing, schools and infrastructure facing America’s metropolitan regions and its diverse middle-class suburbs. Participants will include local elected and grassroots leaders from America’s diverse middle class suburban towns and school districts, scholars and policy experts, members of the Obama Administration and Congress.

 

The summit will identify comprehensive solutions and build bipartisan support for meaningful action to stabilize and support inclusive middle-class communities and promote sustainable, economically competitive regions.

 

(READ THE REST: Building One America – Organizing for Inclusion, Sustainability, and Economic Growth)

 

[SlantRight Editor: This sounds like the deviousness of building a better America through the evil of U.N. Agenda 21 to me.]

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Whistleblower Reveals World Bank Corruption

 

Sent: 6/28/2013 10:04 AM

 

Whistleblower Reveals World Bank Corruption in New Interview exposes the Currency War that’s Coming!!!!!

 

World Bank: Money Laundering Criminals | Interview with Whistleblower; pay attention to this name. She is Karen Hudes. Hudes’ bio highlights her 21-year experience at the World Bank as Senior Legal Counsel:

 

She worked in the US Export Import Bank of the US from 1980-1985 and in the Legal Department of the World Bank from 1986-2007. She established the Non-Governmental Organization Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations of the American Branch of the International Law Association.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7E9SUwlooE

 

Whistleblower Reveals World Bank Corruption in New Interview exposes the Currency War that’s Coming!!!!!

 

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/whistleblower-reveals-world-bank.html

 

[SlantRight Editor: The below excerpt from the Activist Post places Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning on a favorable pedestal. This editor has always viewed Manning as a traitor. When Snowden first blew the whistle on NSA spying on ALL Americans’ privacy I hailed him as a hero; However after Snowden began sharing classified information with the Communist Chinese and probably the Russians, I began to view Snowden as a traitor.]

 

Whistleblowers continue to endure an increasing level of targeting and prosecution by an administration that touts its commitment to transparency. Despite this, many brave insiders continue to come forward to reveal the extent of corruption at the highest levels.

Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning are taking center stage at the moment. Yet, former World Bank Senior Legal Counsel, Karen Hudes, seen in the video below with Sean Stone, and a new video interview with RT’s Abby Martin is revealing equally important information about corruption at the World Bank, and a tiny group pulling the strings of politicians and the media to suppress knowledge of their activities.

The World Bank is already notorious for its wide range of human rights violations, land-grab schemes, environmental destruction and economic attacks on sovereign nations and local communities. Hudes offers some additional details about what she asserts is one single group controlling world financial markets and media. She also offers names of people who were involved in blackmail surrounding a 2007 prostitution scandal. …

 

 

Regardless of one’s view of the World Bank as an institution, Hudes’ information highlights that there are people who get into this type of work with good intentions, believing the propaganda they have been given. At the very least, her assertion that there is a network of insiders that will continue blowing the whistle about World Bank corruption bears watching. Lastly, it is worth noting her comments on the possibility of martial law in America and the steps being taken to avoid it. Time will tell.

 

VIDEO 6/1/13: World Bank Revolving Door of Corruption with Whistleblower Karen Hudes

 

VIDEO 6/21/13: World Bank: Money Laundering Criminals | Interview with Whistleblower Karen Hudes

 

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The Tea Party does not Deserve this Insanity

 

Sent: 6/28/2013 12:13 PM

 

This is Insane and we the people of the tea party do not deserve this Label!!!!! 

 

Juan Williams: Racist Tea Party Hates Immigrants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-p_b3t1v-cs

 

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© Tony Newbill

Edited by John R. Houk