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

I'm pretty sure there aren't many Steyn fans here, including me, but this was pretty funny stuff.

Daily Caller 2:50 AM 05/24/2013

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 we are the king’s courtiers and we do not have to account to you for what’s going on, but you have to account for us. Complete waste of time, the revolution.”

According to the National Review columnist, Lerner’s decision to not participate in the congressional inquiry represented the federal government’s position.

“Let’s be clear about this — she is the government,” he said. “There’s no reason why anyone — if she is still employed by the IRS, which is a branch of the United States Treasury, which is a branch of the United States government — then she is not speaking as an individual. She is speaking as the government, the government. And she has still got her job. In effect, the United States government has just pleaded the fifth. That’s absolutely ridiculous.”

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As far as I know, the IRS is

As far as I know, the IRS is a private corporation.


It's under the Treasury Department.

Same here

I believe though,that the IRS is a division of the federal reserve.Which would explain their lack of cooperation in the whole matter.

Its a subsidiarity of the

Its a subsidiarity of the Federal Government corporation.

Easy there buddy..

What is he suggesting? Torture? humm..

How does he want to force someone to talk?

I try to change people every day. Do You?

Waterboarding at Gitmo?

Obama will close it just in the nick of time. (Seriously, I do want it gone)

You do know

he said closed it and bring them and that type of facility HOME right?

Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)

Must create jobs for the first graduating class of

DHS Kinderschule / Obama Youth / whatever it is....

What would the Founders do?

you know it's bad

when some Britton puts it better than most of our countrymen can.

Most of those who think so actually don't and most people who think sew actually rip.



and, no one drips sarcasm

like Steyn while having such a good time. lol

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Yes, let them eat cake

We are the government and we are almighty, fools



He's right -it is

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein