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A Government’s Targeting of Conservatives and Pregnant Women

June 1st, 2013 - 7:20 am

Board members Wasserman and Hoffman also targeted other perceived conservatives for ill treatment.

None of the bad behavior from Wasserman and Hoffman toward employees of a certain race, pregnancy status, or ideological perspective will surprise anyone who has worked in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Ongoing harassment of conservatives was detailed in the inspector general’s damning report issued this past spring. In the report, blacks were also targeted for harassment if they worked on cases like the New Black Panther voter intimidation lawsuit.

The events at PERB and at DOJ and the IRS demonstrate an entrenched hostility toward anything which is not part of leftist dogma — whether it is the Tea Party, Catholicism, parents who adopt and thus reduce the market for abortions, or simply following the laws as written.

Conservatives who are plunked down inside these agencies are like antibodies to the system. Upon arrival, these employees are attacked, maligned, and marginalized by the entrenched institutional interests. Those committing the bad behavior genuinely think they are doing nothing wrong. The ends of removing the antibody justify the illegal means of doing so.

These agencies also become hotbeds of open left-wing politics, as is happening at PERB. Board member Ann Hoffman made unashamed statements at PERB such as “the military is full of white supremacist groups.”

According to the letter, Wasserman gleefully endorsed to PERB employees Vice President Biden’s outrageous “remark to blacks regarding the Romney-Ryan ticket ‘They are all going to put y’all back in chains.’”

The irony of an organized labor leader like Wasserman commenting on bigotry against blacks was apparently lost.

Wasserman and Hoffman both reside in the District of Columbia and are appointed to PERB by the mayor of D.C. Both officials must file personal financial disclosure information forms, which are available to the public on request.

I spoke with a former supervisor of Ondray Harris from when he served in the Justice Department as an employment discrimination attorney, among other roles. The former supervisor of Ondray told me he is “one of the most levelheaded, hardworking and forthright lawyers” he had the pleasure of supervising.

Harris told me that the illegal behavior by Hoffman and Wasserman motivated his resignation.

The illegal behavior of Wasserman and Hoffman is squarely within the power of Congress to address. The District’s laws, and illegal behavior of public officials there, are ultimately under the control of Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has jurisdiction, which isn’t good news for Wasserman and Hoffman, two rogues who don’t belong in a government, anywhere.

More: About Those ‘Two Rogue Agents’ at the IRS Responsible for Targeting Conservatives…

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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!
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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.
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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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