Comment: Hansen was a hero.

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Hansen was a hero.

He wrote a book exposing IRS abuse of power. He was promptly robbed of his House seat (losing to a Democrat in Idaho, by 200 votes??), railroaded into prison on a phony tax charge, and tortured with medical neglect and "diesel therapy" -- prisoners are shackled and transported from one prison to another for weeks at a time. He was eventually released when the law under which he was convicted was overturned in the courts.

His Wikipedia entry, here.

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