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Mark Steyn on IRS hearings:
´You guys wasted your whole
time with your revolution´

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

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Posted By:Donttaxmebro, 5/24/2013 11:33:00 AM

On Michael Graham’s Massachusetts-based radio show on Thursday, National Review columnist Mark Steyn reacted to the treatment of Lois Lerner, the now-suspended head of the Internal Revenue Service’s division on tax-exempt organizations. Lerner, who had asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during an appearance before the House Oversight Committee in a hearing on Wednesday, was the object of ridicule by Steyn on the show. “Is this a republic or is it not?” Steyn said. “Because, if it is what a republic is then you guys wasted your whole time with your revolution — because they are basically saying

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So we´re at this point now in American democracy, where you can joke and ask, "Was the American Revolution really worth it?"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 5/24/2013 11:38:43 AM     (No. 9343586)

Mark Steyn´s point is well taken. But the fat lady is not even warming up yet.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tocsin, 5/24/2013 11:42:13 AM     (No. 9343593)

This is a man who gave up Home & Country for a new Home & Country.
I doubt he is joking.
You might want to listen.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sanchin, 5/24/2013 11:52:41 AM     (No. 9343614)

He is correct and it is not limited to the actions of the IRS.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/24/2013 11:58:38 AM     (No. 9343639)

His point is well taken, but he ought to take a closer look at what´s going on in his own home country right now...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 5/24/2013 12:02:31 PM     (No. 9343647)

"Eternal vigilance" .. "A Republic, if you can keep it" ..

Words have meaning. As does the blood of all who have sacrificed before us.

Too many are leaning back and watching it all slip away.

Remember that in a democratic system, the public ultimately gets the government they deserve.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 5/24/2013 12:04:04 PM     (No. 9343651)

I like Mark Steyn, and he´s probably right.....but sometimes his pessimism gets old.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harper, 5/24/2013 12:42:35 PM     (No. 9343720)

Apparently a lot of Titanic passengers were pessimistic after they felt that big bump.

Chumps.

They should have gone on deck and chilled out to the sounds of that great orchestra. Booze was free, too, after the deck slant reached 10 degrees.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: arcady, 5/24/2013 1:27:39 PM     (No. 9343824)

Half the country doesn´t directly pay tax and is not overly concerned about the IRS. Further, they´re the ones just trying to get by. Tyrants have long known hungry people make no waves. You don´t join a revolution when you´re just trying to get by. Washington knows, if and when the benefits ever stop, then watch out.
This is what it´s always been. Washington versus the rest of us. Them versus us. Washington saw a "threat" and acted. That´s why most of the D´s and some of the R´s in Congress are having such a difficult time with this. Divided loyalties.
It´s what we voted for...


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Reply 9 - Posted by: JustCause, 5/24/2013 1:33:17 PM     (No. 9343837)

What 3 said.

Mark is right - Lerner IS government. She is representing the Executive Branch of the government telling the Representative Branch of the government - FU

The IRS isn´t the only three letter agency abusing it power.





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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/24/2013 1:43:55 PM     (No. 9343862)

Mark is probably feeling more than a little depressed. As #2 says, he gave up home and country for another home and country, and the new one´s not a whole lot better.

Better resolve to fight the leftists, Mark. Otherwise, start shopping for a new country.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 5/24/2013 2:15:24 PM     (No. 9343925)

Amen,#5. Mark was issuing a wake up call to the American people.

He is asking what is our definition of a republic, because the actions of the people in power are not representative of the Republic bequeathed to us at great sacrifice of our Founders. They are serving the interests of their king; and, the revolution was a wasted effort that means no more to We The People than to those abusing its powers, if we let them get away with it. He´s right.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 5/24/2013 2:18:42 PM     (No. 9343935)

Mark Steyn is not joking. He is doing what Limbaugh does, exposing the absurd. It is sarcasm.

He has been fighting the leftists for years in his country (Canada) and in his adopted country. He needs no advice from us nor does he deserve any criticism.

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