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A Government’s Targeting of Conservatives and Pregnant Women

June 1st, 2013 - 7:20 am

Government targeting of conservatives is not confined to a couple of federal departments, as demonstrated by the events in a small District of Columbia employee relations board. A letter obtained by PJ Media documents open racism and hostility toward pregnant and conservative employees in the D.C. Public Employee Relations Board (PERB). The letter also demonstrates that lawless hostility toward conservatives is a characteristic of all levels of government.

According to a resignation letter from its executive director, this District of Columbia government board responsible for resolving employee disputes with management has engaged in racist hiring practices, discrimination against pregnant women, and hostility toward conservatives.

The behavior described in the resignation letter of former executive director Ondray Harris is another example of the broader hostility toward conservatives found throughout federal agencies such as the IRS, EPA, and Justice Department.

Ondray Harris, an attorney, resigned as executive director of PERB on May 24, 2013. His resignation letter contains accounts of disturbing, racist, and illegal behavior by board members Don Wasserman and Ann Hoffman. Among the behavior:

Harris, an African-American, was criticized by board member Don Wasserman for hiring white men to work for PERB. From the letter:

“Mr. Wasserman rebuked me with regard to my hiring white male employees. What is more, Mr. Wasserman demanded that I ‘refrain from hiring white men in the future’ to fill open Attorney-Advisor positions supporting PERB.”

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Don Wasserman

On November 8, 2012, PERB conducted a confidential executive session where hostility toward hiring conservatives was on open display. (See similar behavior at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice as covered extensively in PJ Media’s “Every Single One” series.)

At the confidential executive session, PERB members Don Wasserman and Ann Hoffman sought ways to fire Erin Wilcox.

Her transgression? From the letter:

“They objected that Ms. Wilcox, a white female, had a professional employment record which they perceived as being conservative or politically right-of-center. In fact, Ms. Hoffman declared: ‘Someone with a resume like hers doesn’t belong here’ and ‘should never work here.’”

Ann Hoffman

Ann Hoffman

In the District of Columbia, it is illegal to refuse to hire employees because of their political affiliation. Everywhere in America, it is illegal to refuse to hire employees because of their race. Wasserman and Hoffman both broke the law, yet they remain on the board and probably think they did nothing wrong.

Wasserman’s campaign against the “right-of-center” employee Wilcox later took a sinister turn when he wanted to fire Wilcox because she was pregnant.

When Harris mentioned to Wasserman that Wilcox would be on maternity leave, Wasserman directed: “good, maybe we can get rid of her that way.”

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Wasserman and Hoffman's actions and statements are eerily similar in many respects to those of the German National Socialists (aka, "Nazis").
What's next, do you think? Here's something to give you pause:
Beginning in 1933, the Hitler-led German government enacted a series of anti-Jewish laws restricting the rights of German Jews to work, to enjoy full citizenship and to gain education, including the "Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service", which forbade Jews to work in the civil service.

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There is no way to fix the rot that in the civil service other than government collapse or a Pinochet style cleansing.

or, a Republican President could just fire all the leftists then hire only Patriots.
NAH!! That will never happen.
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This is one of the unintended consequences (or hidden traps we didn't catch on to in time) of Affirmative Action. When hiring, promoting and firing are no longer based on merit and replaced by 'enlightened judgement' the judges can easily impose other criteria in their selection process.
The hidden criteria, for the last 40 or so years have been NOTS. As in Not White, Not Male, Not Conservative, Not Christian, Not Pro-Life, etc.
Any wonder we have the government we have?
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I think we ought to all vote that washington D.C., which I understand is a kind of city-state like the Vatican, should be forcibly seceded from the Union. (Excreted, perhaps?) and we start all over again with a brand-new government. These people are all loonies.
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It is manifestly clear that this is part and parcel of BENGHAZI! And the IRS targeting of conservative groups, trying and failing to shut down the dissent of PATRIOTIC Americans. Thank YOU Mr. Christian (I always think of "Mutiny on the Bounty" when I read your columns) for alerting us to this travesty. If G-- is in our lives, he certainly will support someone named Mr. Christian. Thank you!
45 weeks ago
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In a world where using the word pork to describe government funding gets you on a watchlist, nothing surprises me anymore.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html
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An art student, assigned to paint something burning, asked her mother, "How do you draw fire?" The mother replied, "I just say I'm a conservative Republican that watches Fox news. You don't even have to say you're an evangelical Christian."
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Unfortunately this is happening everywhere. Our media has blacklisted conservatives. Much of journalism consists of liberal ideology. It's even trickled into our school system. I do not feel positive about our future generations who are being lead by lies and propaganda.
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It is the age old battle: Host vs Parasite; Good vs Evil: Organic vs Inorganic (fungus, virus); and Giver vs Taker. Unfortuantely there are more parasites, evil and takers in the world than their enemies.
That is why democracies are transitional governments and even though we are a constitutional republic our laws are being usurped in favor of popularity.
45 weeks ago
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Once again, absolutely NOTHING will be done to stop this garbage. After all, it IS DC... Perhaps we should just sell the entire joint to the North Koreans.
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Gales of riotous laughter.

The American people create a government of bureaucracy instead of parliaments, a government which invents and enforces morality mislabeling it law, a government unrestrained and unrestricted except by the good natures of the people appointed not elected, then moan when tyranny overtakes them.

The American people look in the mirror and like the illusion of pleasant goodness they see, then are shocked when thuggish, hate-filled politicians occupy the empty seats of power.
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Do we honestly need any more proof at this point that liberals should be kept far away from power?
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Wasserman and Hoffman's actions and statements are eerily similar in many respects to those of the German National Socialists (aka, "Nazis").
What's next, do you think? Here's something to give you pause:
Beginning in 1933, the Hitler-led German government enacted a series of anti-Jewish laws restricting the rights of German Jews to work, to enjoy full citizenship and to gain education, including the "Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service", which forbade Jews to work in the civil service.

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Careful how you say things like that. People will think you are nuts, until it happens.
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