September 2, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Liberals, Military, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Government, Regulation, IRS, Ethics, Veterans, Progressives | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
The next evil patriotic American group that Obama is using the IRS to intimidate is that well-known, dangerous organization going by the nefarious name the American Legion, the veteran’s group that has been around since WWI.
The American Legion was founded in 1919 after the so-called “war to end all wars” (which sadly didn’t turn out to be what the sobriquet promised) by American veterans who returned from fighting “over there.” Its legion halls have for years served as a place of comfort for veterans, a place where they could go to feel welcome and associate with others who had been in the military–those who know what it’s like.
But, now Obama is targeting them like one would the sort of organization one would want to intimidate and destroy, just as he has with Tea Party groups and other conservatives.
Obama has unleashed on each American Legion post new rules that may levy upon them a $1,000 per-day fine for not giving the government a detailed roster filled with the personal information of each member.
As Daily Caller reports, “The American Legion was referring to a 13-part section of Part 4, Chapter 76 of the Internal Revenue Manual pertaining to ‘veterans’ organizations.'”
The Legion feels that this rule cited above–the one abused by Obama IRS operative Lois Lerner to attack the President’s political foes–will hit them hard and are taking action with its membership to address the matter.
Cincinnati’s Ben Swann recently did a great piece on WXIX Fox 19 discussing how the IRS is flat out refusing to obey the law and Congress by releasing the demanded documents to show what it has been doing over the last four years.
It is just typical of the most lawless President and administration in American history.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, MrConservative.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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