Archive for category: Absolutism

Americans deserve answers on IRS scandal

08 Oct
October 8, 2013

Col. Jessep (A Few Good Men): “You want answers?”
Americans deserve answers on IRS scandal
And we want the truth!

Lois Lerner's $50,000 Pension

08 Oct
October 8, 2013

Corrupting leaders cannot punish accommodating staff.
Lois Lerner’s $50,000 Pension

Darrell Issa: IRS Officials Sent Private Data Over Personal Email Accounts

08 Oct
October 8, 2013

Corrupting leaders ALWAYS conceal their activities
Darrell Issa: IRS Officials Sent Private Data Over Personal Email Accounts
See also:  Corrupting leaders always rationalize intentional violations of the law

The IRS has power to police itself for intentional violations of the law

16 May
May 16, 2013

The IRS’ oppressive use of power recently is a direct consequence of bad IRS laws. Congress has provided the IRS the power to police itself by eliminating deterrence for intentional violations of the law.  This post tells you how the law does it.  This particular enabler for abuse power has been in place for years.  Recently however, […]

Without Citizen Pushback, Government Will Run Amuck

15 May
May 15, 2013

In defense of IRS agents who have been accused of breaking numerous laws over the course of about a year, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tamara Ashford stated in writing that some group within the Department of Justice ( “We”), and perhaps the entire Agency, is comfortable barring citizens from suing federal employees, even when the […]

Absolutism, an old political philosophy that may be in America’s future

07 Aug
August 7, 2012

Nature abhors a vacuum. A vacuum of power is the same. Absolutism is a political philosophy recognizing that reality. America fills the gap of power with rights specifically protected by the Constitution.  Allow a leader to usurp those rights, and the leader has obtained absolute power and control over the people.  The vacuum is filled. No so […]