#IRS scandal: Democrats make clear where they stand on the 1st Amendment

Posted by: Phineas on May 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a resolution condemning the Internal Revenue Service for trampling the Constitutional rights of Americans. (For example) It didn’t get very far:

Today, Senate Democrats placed a hold on Sen. Rand Paul’s recent resolution that condemns the targeting of Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and calls for an investigation into this practice.

“This resolution is not about Republican vs. Democrat or conservative vs. liberal. It is about arrogant and unrestrained government vs. the rule of law. The First Amendment cannot and should not be renegotiated depending on which party holds power,” Sen. Paul said. “Each senator took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, yet Senate Democrats chose to block my resolution and thus refused to condemn the IRS for trampling on our First Amendment rights. I am incredibly disappointed in Washington’s party politics and I am determined to hold the IRS accountable for these unjust acts.”

I’m not sure why anyone would find this surprising: as the party of arrogant, unrestrained government, the leaders of which think the Constitution is obsolete, well, of course they would shoot this resolution down.

It threatens their very reason for existence, after all.

via Stephen Green.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “#IRS scandal: Democrats make clear where they stand on the 1st Amendment”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Actually this is very encouraging along the lines of Shrillary’s “What difference does it make?” screed. It is reflective of the nature of the beast and will make the very best of campaign material when the 2014 mid-terms roll around. Now that the commiecrats are serving up their own heads on a silver platter, all the GOP has to do is not drop the damned platter.

    The intansigence of the commiecrats is the equivalent of pis*ing on a spark plug.

  2. Tex says:

    The Democratic Party is now one massive bureaucratic machine who’s only purpose is to make sure the buck NEVER stops at Obama.

  3. Carlos says:

    But if they did that, Drew, what would Boehner & Co. do for an encore? I mean, the very reason for Boehner & Co. to be there is to make sure 1) their re-election is ensured, 2) line their own pockets and those of their friends, and 3) embarrass the Democraps, but if the Democraps aren’t there, who would Boehner and Co. blame for all the inefficiencies and obtrusiveness of government?

    No, Democraps, especially Democraps with a measure of power, are necessary for the Republican leadership to continue to fail both the voters and citizens of the country, and the country itself. You wouldn’t want to actually force the Republican “leadership” to perform now, would you?

  4. Carlos says:

    Democraps stand where they always have, since their inception and institution of such liberty-loving groups as the KKK or the passing of Jim Crow laws: for the suppression of anyone or anything that disagrees with them and their goals, and the riddance of the Constitution.

    Notice that I did not say “revision” of the Constitution; revision is only a stopgap measure; riddance of it is the goal because they can’t stand anyone who disagrees with them in any way on any matter, and the best way (according to them) to prevent such disagreements is to remove the ability to disagree.

    They are destined for the dustheap of history, along with every other socialist state, because they are still convinced the reason all other socialist states have failed (including Hitler’s, scarily similar to today’s Obama administration) is because the right people weren’t guiding them, but they just happen to be the right people (just like the people who instituted every socialist state in the past were convinced they were the right people).

    Boehner & Co. should take a long, hard look at that. Their socialist tendancies are as scary as the Democraps’.