WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 — If freedom in America is not dead yet, it’s time to call the priest in for last rites.
America has been transformed from the land of the free to the home of the fearful, from a bastion of free speech to a land where you attack the political establishment at your own peril.
We have seen this in the IRS audits of conservatives and conservative groups. We have seen this when the IRS blocked the tax-exempt status of conservative non-profits until after the election, while waving through liberal groups.
Now we are seeing another horrific example of big brother in America. The victim is Christine O’Donnell.
In 2010, O’Donnell was a part of the tea party wave that swept the nation. She knocked off RINO Mike Castle in the Republican primary in Delaware in the race for Joe Biden’s old Senate seat.
In January, the IRS informed her that someone had accessed her tax records without permission.
O’Donnell had been warned before she challenged Castle that the IRS would come after her if she did. The IRS slapped a lien on a house she no longer owned, on the day that she announced her candidacy, and the lien was well publicized. This quickly started a narrative against O’Donnell that doomed her in the general election.
Months after she was informed that her tax records were improperly accessed, the IRS will give her almost no other details, and according to the Washington Times, the Department of Justice has declined to prosecute anyone in her case.
In May 2010, nine people were indicted for improperly accessing Barack Obama’s student loan records. By the end of 2010, eight of the nine had pled guilty. The ninth was tried and convicted.
If you access Obama’s records, you are indicted, arrested and quickly tried. If you are an enemy of the administration, such as members of tea party groups or conservative candidates, like Christine O’Donnell, then you need to remember that under Eric Holder, the Department of Justice is the Department of “Just us.”
As bad as the IRS is, what may be coming down the road is even worse.
In 2009, as a part of the stimulus, or as conservatives referred to it, the “porkulus” bill, the government created an electronic medical records incentive program. This disaster of a program was to give doctors the incentive to switch from paper records to electronic medical records.
While billions are wasted on a program that mostly went to benefit Obama cronies, there is a deeper, more dangerous threat. As the government takes over healthcare as a part of Obamacare, your medical records privacy is a thing of the past.
Is there anything embarrassing in your medical history? Your doctor maybe the last one you want to tell. If you tell your doctor and it ends up in these medical records, the government will know all about it.
If you are a conservative and thinking about running for office or challenging the government, not only will your financial life be an open book for the government to use against you, so will your medical history.
Christine O’Donnell found this out when she ran for office. So did Joe Wurzelbacher. He is better remembered as Joe the Plumber who famously confronted candidate Barack Obama in 2008 about socialism. In retaliation, a leftist supervisor in Ohio ordered a search of confidential government databases in Ohio for embarrassing information about Wurzelbacher.
This is big government at work. This is the political class at work.
For those who would dare to criticize or try to change government, O’Donnell’s story is precuationary: If you are going to challenge the state, you better not have anything in your past that is embarrassing.
If you do and if the government has it, it can and will be used against you, in public.
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