Today, 1,632 days after Lois Lerner planted a question with a reporter to head off an Inspector General report by revealing the
Infernal Internal Revenue Service had discriminated against Tea Party-related groups seeking non-profit status, the government announced the IRS has issued an apology for improper behavior, and will pay out a settlement to the groups estimated at a total of $3.5 million.
No employees were fined, imprisoned, or otherwise inconvenienced as a result of their rogue agency undermining the electoral process in a blatantly partisan effort to help the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012. The American taxpayer, however, is now on the hook for $3.5 million due to criminal activity by “public servants.” (Where did you THINK the settlement money comes from?)
This is justice??
Some may take issue with my statement that nobody was inconvenienced by pointing out Lois Lerner retired as a result of the revelations. I stand by what I wrote. In the three years before she retired (when all of this came out), Lerner received total federal employee “bonuses” of $129,000 before settling down to collect an annual pension estimated at around $100,000. (For comparison, that’s just shy of twice my military pension after 24 years of service and six deployments.) That she was allowed to retire rather than face disciplinary action for clear violations of the law shows yet again the rule of law is dead in this nation. So no, she wasn’t inconvenienced in the slightest other than losing the power to inflict misery on people with whom she disagreed politically .
It’s enough to make you wonder what happened to the American spirit, that we just accept such outcomes and assume we can do nothing about it. The founding generation of Americans were not above using tar and feathers for tax collectors. While I’m not in favor of resurrecting that practice, I *am* in favor of finding ways to make government agents more fearful of the peoples’ wrath at their abuses. (Maybe a response like this to their “apology.”) They clearly have no shame, so fear is the only way to keep them in check. It’s clear these days that people such as Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and Lois Lerner have no fear of legal repercussions to their actions. For all intents and purposes, the legal system does not apply to them.
What they fail to realize is that when enough Americans decide the current system is merely a sham to protect those in power, the danger is the citizens will begin to take the law into their own hands. Should that day arrive, the pent-up anger that elected Trump will go on to make tar and feathers look like child’s play.
Unfortunately, the denizens of
Mordor D.C. don’t seem to think about such possibilities. They’ve been overprotected for too long to think it could possibly happen to them.
At the rate things have been going in recent years, they may be in for a rude surprise.