Paul L. Caron

Monday, September 21, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 865

IRS Logo 2Providence Journal op-ed, Selective Interest in Enforcing the Law, by Rick Manning (President, Americans for Limited Government):

Who said this? “I would just say on principle that the success of our democracy depends on rule of law. And there is no public official that is above the law, certainly not the president of the United States. But neither is the Rowan County clerk. That’s a principle that is enshrined in our Constitution and in our democracy and it's one obviously the courts are seeking to uphold. ”

That was White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaking on Sept. 3 about the arrest of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky for refusing to process gay-marriage licenses.

The rule of law is fundamental to our nation’s existence, and it has been virtually destroyed over the past seven years both by the Obama administration and federal courts with acquiescence from the congressional leadership.

The president’s Internal Revenue Service engaged in political targeting of conservative groups and auditing conservative donors in one of the most dangerous abuses of executive branch power in our nation’s history, and the perpetrator faces no federal charges and continues to draw payments from the federal government. Lois Lerner has been, and continues to be, above the law.

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Based on what evidence?

Posted by: gator | Sep 22, 2015 5:56:51 AM

The Rule of Law? That hasn't existed for Democrats since 1998, when every single Democrat in the Senate put their party ahead of their country and voted to keep Bill Clinton in office. Even as they publicly admitted they knew he was guilty of the felonies for which he had been impeached in the House. Today's liberals adhere to the principles of Marx and Mussolini, not the principles of the Enlightenment.

Posted by: Andrew Russell | Sep 21, 2015 12:22:49 PM