Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Federal oppression and intimidation of True the Vote.

[Cleta Mitchell, counsel for True the Vote,] wants to find out if [Democrat Representative Elijah] Cummings is responsible in part or completely for the harassment of Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote. After Cummings launched his “investigation”, Engelbrecht had her business audited twice, her personal taxes once, two visits from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a surprise visit from OSHA, seven visits from the FBI.[1]
Cummings misrepresented that he was investigating True the Vote when he sent it various letters. Cummings claimed to be conducting an investigation on behalf of the House Oversight Committee, which only has oversight over federal government agencies, not private organizations. Cummings was also working with Lois Lerner "which is why he attempted to scuttle the investigation into the IRS, immediately as soon as it was announced."[2]

The above proves that Obama and the Democrats are using federal power illegally to shut down critics and opponents of the radical leftist agenda. This is a direct assault on our freedoms and no administration that does this is anything but an enemy of our system of government. This puts us on a par with any banana republic like Sweden or Britain.

An ethics complaint was filed against Cummings over a year ago. No need to rush these things, however. Multiple targeted, out-of-the-blue tax audits, seven FBI visits and two from the BATF are no big deal in the scheme of things though I do wonder what ballot integrity has to do with alcohol, tobacco, or firearms.

Could Lois have had anything to do with helping along those audits, I wonder? Hauling those audit officials before a Republican-controlled investigative committee might turn up some interesting stuff but that's too much to hope for from the Republicans who demonstrably have no stomach for competition badminton, let alone a political hair pulling contest.

[1] "Conflict of Interest..Elijah Cummings is Knee Deep in IRS Scandal." By Steven Ahle, Red Statements, 3/6/15 (emphasis added).
[2] Id.


KG said...

This is naked tyranny, nothing less. Killing these bastards would be an entirely moral act.

Ronbo said...


The U.S. Government is a dictatorship under Obama and the duty of patriots is to take out that illegal Regime.

christian soldier said...

and all of the govt agencies mentioned above are un-Constitutional-my take based on the Founders' original purpose for freedom in this Republic-

Col. B. Bunny said...

I share your outrage, KG and RB. I'll file that under "justified hyperbole" for now. God knows where this will come out but there's no question that the government has fallen and is in enemy hands.

I agree with that CS. It's a measure of the betrayal of the Supreme Court that these unconstitutional agencies exist. A case can be made for the FBI but it's jurisdiction would shrink if the deep layers of unconstitutional criminal law were stripped out of the statute books. E.g., the Controlled Substances Act. Where is there a federal government power in Art. I, Sect. 8 to regulate drugs? It's astonishing.