The IRS: The government's tool of fear

With Glenn still off air resting his voice, Buck Sexton took to radio Tuesday to discuss what he called the "ultimate self-licking ice cream cone," the IRS. Unchecked in its authority and without safeguards or accountability, the IRS exists just to exist, he said, and to enlarge itself. With 70,000 pages of tax code, the IRS can make your life very difficult even if you're found guilty of absolutely nothing. It's no wonder the mere mention of the IRS elicits fear and disgust from even the most thorough tax payers striving to be on the up and up all the time.

Buck posed the question, "What happens, my friends, if you decide that you're not going to answer the questions posed to you by Congress, if you lie, if you destroy evidence? Well, for most of us, that would mean you would be in a whole lot of trouble. But if you're a very senior IRS official, it wouldn't mean much at all. You wouldn't be fired. You wouldn't be brought up on charges."

Some are calling for the head of the IRS, Commissioner John Koskinen, to be removed from office, but Buck said that's not enough.

"It doesn't do anything. It doesn't change the fact that as we know, because of their own admission, the IRS targeted people in this country for harassment or special treatment as you can call it," Buck said.

Ever-present and ever-watchful, the IRS can target and harass you for being a "dissident" or not going along with what they want you to do, Buck said.

"It has a Soviet feeling, doesn't it?" Buck said. "Special treatment for those who believe that there should be a smaller government. That government should be limited. If you were a patriot group. If you were a group affiliated with the Tea Party, you were targeted, again, in a presidential election year."

Buck went on to share a story courtesy of The Wall Street Journal about how closed-circuit this sort of insider DC bureaucratic system is.

From the article:

On Feb. 2, 2014, Kate Duval, the IRS commissioner’s counsel, identified a gap in the Lerner emails that were being collected. Days later, Ms. Duval learned that the gap had been caused in 2011 when the hard drive of Ms. Lerner’s computer crashed.

Despite all this—an internal IRS preservation order, a congressional subpoena, and knowledge about Ms. Lerner’s hard-drive and email problems—the Treasury inspector general for tax administration discovered that the agency on March 4, 2014, erased 422 backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 emails. (Congress learned of the discovery only last month.)

Ms. Duval has since left the IRS and now works at the State Department, where she is responsible for vetting Hillary Clinton’s emails sought by congressional investigations of the Benghazi attacks.

Buck invited the audience to guess what her job entails at the State Department.

"Who wants to just toss something out there?" Buck said. "She is responsible for vetting Hillary Clinton's emails sought by investigations of the Benghazi attacks. Yeah. Let that one bounce around for a minute."

It's amazing, Buck said, that while you and I can't run away from the IRS (there is nothing they can't do, nobody they can't find), when it comes to something like enforcing immigration law, that's suddenly too much for the government to handle.

"This administration, you have to give them credit, they've given us all a lesson in all this, we can't be surprised about this in the future. If you didn't already know about this, now you know. Whatever else you think you've got in terms of rights and liberty, no, no, it's just what the statists in D.C. decide to let you hold onto before they pull it out of your grasping fingers," Buck said.

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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California has gone to hell. Homelessness and violence have spiked. Civil liberties and businesses have been destroyed in the name of "COVID safety." Children have been brainwashed with racist critical race theory. And yet, Democrats want to use California as the test model for the entire country. Your state and your town are next. They want their FAILURE to become YOUR FUTURE.

Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV's "The Rubin Report," moved to Los Angeles about a decade ago. In that time, he's watched it descend into absolute chaos. While most of his news and comedy friends have fled, Dave tells Glenn Beck why he's riding it out and how the rest of the country must save itself from progressive policies and "evil" governors like Gavin Newsom — or else the great American experiment will be over.

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