On 04 June, 2013, the House Ways and Means Committee held hearings on the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
Among those testifying was Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka (Alabama) Tea Party. Her speech is one of the more Honest, Heart Felt, Intelligent and Well Spoken speeches I’ve heard come from any congressional committee hearing.
She explained what her organization is, why it was begun, when they applied for their 501 c4 status, the highlights (or lowlights if you prefer) of the correspondence regarding that application, and a few of the follow-up questions the IRS had for them (them being her and her husband!).
Then the really interesting part got going. She then explained a couple of the things that this present U.S. Government believes it should do, that is NOT what our Founding Fathers and the Constitution allowed for, and she reminded the “government” that THEY WORK FOR US, not the other way around! Her words are as follows:
“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.”
Listen to her complete speech here (video courtesy of TheRightScoop.com).
I say Thank You Becky Gerritson, Thank You.
Wishing all of you a free and prosperous day!