President Obama dares his critics to “go out there and win an election.” Does he mean the way he “wins,” by misusing the IRS to muzzle the voices of those who dare to oppose him?
To someone from Mars, the president’s recent taunt of his opponents might sound oh-so-reasonable: “Let’s work together to make government work better, instead of treating it like an enemy or purposely making it work worse.”
Evoking the Founding Fathers, Obama said, “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. … Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building.”
But everyone with eyes open has witnessed this administration taking a wrecking ball to what our illustrious predecessors established.
What would the Framers of our Constitution, which until the 16th Amendment of 1913 prohibited income taxes, think of the U.S. government’s powerful tax collection agency treading all over groups with “Tea Party” in their name?