Today’s IRS hearing before the House Ways and Means committee was expected to be explosive, as representatives of six non-profits that were improperly targeted by the agency were slated to testify. You could see that from the spin the establishment put on the hearing. The Washington Post headlined: “Five and counting: Yet another IRS hearing.” Can’t we just put this scandal behind us?
Scott and Steve have already written about the testimony by Professor John Eastman, Chairman of the National Organization For Marriage, who called for the criminal prosecution of the IRS employee or employees who leaked his organization’s donor list to its principal political opponent–a pro-gay marriage group headed by the co-chairman of President Obama’s re-election campaign.
But Eastman was not the only dynamite witness. A star was born today: Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka, Alabama Tea Party. In her prepared statement, Gerritson said:
I am not here as a serf or vassal. I am not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman, wife, mother and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well-being, and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty. And you have faltered.
Via Ann Althouse.