06.23.2014 1

1974 or 2014?

nixon_obamaCan you guess what year these charges against the President of the United States were filed?

“Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.

. . .

“He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”

If you guessed 1974, you would be correct: The quote is the second article of impeachment against Richard Nixon, 40 years ago this summer.

Strikingly, it bears a telling resemblance to allegations of Obama’s IRS targeting against his own political enemies.

Limited Government organizations were targeting by the IRS, the IRS repeatedly lied about their own involvement with and the scale of the political targeting, two years of Lois Lerner’s emails have been conveniently “lost” in the investigation of the IRS, and the White House is still calling this a “conspiracy.”

 

How do you think this will end for the White House and how do you think history will look at the IRS scandal? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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