Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Grand Ann Barnhardt Debacle
You know, I don't like Ann Barnhardt. I get that everyone else in the survivalist blogosphere seems to like her and I even understand why, but I simply cannot dig somebody that wants to enforce archaic sexual mores by the sword. Why? Well, I don't particularly care to be hauled off to re-education camp to cure my deviant pervert devil-inspired sex practices, regardless of how well the precedent is established or how much "constitutional" language you dress it up in. The Liberty Sphere needs to stop losing sleep over sodomy and start worrying about genuine threats to human liberty and dignity.
But damn that woman is apparently getting the shaft from Fedgov, and I find it frankly disgusting.
I don't read her shit regularly so I have very little context, but if it is actually an "Economic Waco" being perpetuated on her for nothing more than speaking out, as Wraith seems to think, then the last few shreds of legitimacy this government is clinging to are shrivelling up the Wicked Witch of the East. The fact that I don't like her and would live in fear were she suddenly appointed overlord is irrelevant; this is the IRS coming down hard on a blogger who is politically inconvenient and popular. It wouldn't matter if she was the most gun controllin-est, taxin-est, foreign warrin-est blogger in the entire country-she should not have to face financial terrorism just because the Leviathan doesn't like what she say.
I will be interested in how this story plays out. There may be more to it than I knew. But...well, my own supposed intellectual integrity, along with the concept of Jefferson's Rightful Liberty, demands that I respect the rights of those that I disagree with or even those I despise. And this is a pretty good example of how this administration is not hampered in the least by that little concept. Of course, the very fact that the term "Economic Waco" exists means there were others-I would be very surprised if she was the first.