“It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.” — Leo McKern
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” — George Washington
ANAGRAM: “Democrats make you sick?” ** “Eradicate scummy kooks!” — Free Republic
If you can’t beat ’em, shut ’em up:
The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative charity for making statements critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry, according to a USA Today report … The IRS said the center acted as an “action organization” by publishing alerts on its website for columns written by its president, former FBI agent Gary Aldrich. The IRS pointed out a column that appeared to be published by Townhall on April 2, 2004, in which Mr. Aldrich wrote, “if John Kerry promises otherwise ill-informed swing-voters lower gas prices at the pump, more than a few greedy, registered ignoramuses will follow him anywhere…” Another article cited by the IRS was a 2005 piece titled “Stop Hillary Now!,” which rallied “Clinton haters” to inform voters of Hillary Clinton’s “atrocious conduct…” (Washington Times)
Better yet, lock ’em up:
A series of emails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, who twice refused to answer questions from Congress about her targeting of conservative groups, reveals she was in contact with Eric Holder’s Department of Justice about prosecuting those organizations, according to the Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch … [Judicial Watch President Tom] Fitton said the IRS emails show the Department of Justice is now implicated and conflicted in the IRS scandal.
“No wonder we had to sue in federal court to get these documents,” he said.
Today’s Democrats — making Al Capone look like a church deacon.