Better Late than Never – Speak Out – 9/18/22


Better Late than Never

Art DeJong


Could anyone have dreamed that our representatives in Congress would actually vote to recruit-- not more local police or ICE agents--but an army of 87,000 more IRS agents?


Who could have believed that Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressmen Mark Pocan, Ron Kind, and Gwen Moore, would vote to hire 1740 (do the math) armed IRS agents to prey on their own Wisconsin constituents?  Do they not know that everybody is guilty until proven innocent in an IRS court?


This vote is worse than the FBI launching a parade of emergency vehicles and a team of armed agents to do a photo op at former President Trump’s house.  The long guns and body armor were not to protect agents from his dog.  They were there to send a message to constitutionally sensitive Supreme Court justices, hard core congressmen, independent corporate CEOs, too curious journalists—and most of all, to “we the people.”


Let no one believe that their party, ethnicity, or gender will protect them.  The clueless academics, mindless tech moguls, vacuous journalists, and venial politicians who cheer the unlimited expansion of government power should know from history, if not common sense, that they too will be victims.  Totalitarian “Republics of virtue” always become reigns of terror.


The progression is all too familiar. The daily shakedowns lead to plundering “the rich,” followed by shortages and desperate wage price controls that trigger mass arrests of uncooperative “insurrectionists.”  Then come the gulags, the firing squads and the guillotines—all predictable, and all inevitable unless the citizens have the courage to act before it’s too late.


This blatant vote to add 87,000 IRS agents tells us that it is very late.


Art DeJong

Sheboygan, Wisconsin


Editor's Note: Sen. Ron Johnson stated in an Aug. 7, 2022 News release: " Last year the IRS audited Americans earning less than $25,000 a year at five times the rate of other groups."  Politifacts rated this statement as "Mostly True".

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