Chris Adamo
Grassroots America faces a "Lexington" moment
By Chris Adamo
May 24, 2013

For several weeks it has been nearly impossible to remain up to date on the flurry of news stories detailing the outrages committed by members of the Obama Administration against America. Reports of scandals continue to break on multiple fronts, revealing abuses of power at the highest levels of the United States Government that eclipse anything outside of third world dictatorships. And among those situations which were formerly known, lingering suspicions are continually stoked by newly emerging evidence of deeper levels of corruption which prove to be even more widespread than previously suspected.

Center stage this week has been the burgeoning firestorm over the Internal Revenue Service and its brazen discrimination against conservative political organizations that were seeking tax exempt status. Accounts of prejudicial behavior among IRS officials, involving stonewalling of applications and intrusive inquiries into the private information from the organizations have been followed on close order by revelations that such information was then funneled directly to their political enemies to be used against them.

A thorough comprehension of the scandals and ramifications of the rapidly unfolding details is often difficult to grasp. And this is by design. Lacking an information monopoly by which to wholly suppress any uncomplimentary information, the Obama White House has been forced to instead play its customary games of evasion and obfuscation. As with Benghazi, accounts vary wildly as to what actually transpired and who was responsible. And once again, amid all of the phony contrition and assurances of serving justice, the real goal of the Obama Administration looms like a specter in the shadows. Their plan is to feed testimony of wrongdoing on a precisely measured basis and thereby allow any emotions among the general public to play out and eventually dissipate, so that business as usual can then be resumed.

In short, whether the controversy in question is Benghazi, the IRS, or government infringement of the First Amendment freedom of the press, Barack Obama and his staff remain in full "cover up" mode, and have absolutely no intention of actually cooperating with investigators. Instead, they will stonewall and deflect, confident that the media will continue to provide them the necessary cover to maintain their facade and press forward with their agenda just as they have since 2009.

Unfortunately, some on the right are accepting key precepts of the Democrat strategy, and specifically the claim that Barack Obama is guilty of neglecting his responsibility to keep track of his wayward underlings, but nothing more. This theory is rooted in the notion that while Obama likes the trappings of the nation's highest office, he would really prefer to be playing golf and using Air Force One as his own personal recreational vehicle. However, this simplistic interpretation of his actions and deeds during the last our and a half years misses the sinister reality of his premeditated determination to continually engage in such excesses and the real purpose they serve.

Aside from his unremarkable tenure at the University of Chicago Law School, seven years in the Illinois State Senate a brief stint in the United States Senate which can literally be measured in days, the overwhelming majority of Barack Obama's adult life was spent as an Alinskyite "community organizer." It was through this venue that he intended to reshape the world to right all of the perceived injustices of the American Ideal.

Attending the church of black separatist "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright for more than two decades, he was pumped full of leftist moralizing and "spirituality," from which he was able to fashion a mantle of virtue for his collectivist and totalitarian thinking. As a result, he was not only motivated to fundamentally alter these great United States to conform them to his twisted worldview, but he also had gained considerable expertise in working the political machine in the manner necessary to overcome opposition and have his way. So although his fingerprints may not be legally tied to every corrupt political intrigue, it was he who put the individuals and pieces in place to ensure he achieved the desired results. Any pretense of passivity on his part is merely a continuation of the fraud which invariably cloaks his activities.

Consequently, the avalanche of wrongdoing and accusations, while seeming to be a melee of confusion and contradictions, is actually a thoroughly strategized and orchestrated effort to deflect attention from any single focus and ultimately avoid accountability. Thus, one high official asserts that nothing illegal happened while another, in complete contradiction of the first, pleads the Fifth Amendment right to refuse testimony incriminating to one's self. If all goes as planned, interest on Main Street will eventually wane and Establishment Republicans will grow jittery of the prospect of the entire debacle being labeled a "partisan witch hunt." At that point, Obama and his minions can gather behind closed doors and celebrate absolute victory.

Given these circumstances, it is absolutely essential for grassroots conservatives, the real target of abuses by the IRS and other government agencies, to recognize their situation and resolve not to accept it on terms dictated by Barack Obama, his lapdog Attorney General Eric Holder, or any other members of the complicit Democrat political machine.

The Tea Party movement of 2009 through 2012 represented a willingness of common citizens to gather and publicly air their grievances against the abuses of the current government. As such it has been rightly reflective of its original 1773 namesake in Boston Harbor. But now, as evidence of the malevolence of the current regime mounts, and the grim realization of its absolute determination to continue down this despotic course solidifies in the minds of patriotic Americans, they are faced with very limited options. They can continue to operate in the manner they did during the past four years, or they can step up their game to match that of their opponents.

This does not insinuate any encouragement to resort to violent or criminal activity. Yet it does require an increased resolve and deeper commitment to the cause. The whole question of pursuing tax exempt status was an attempt by Tea Partiers to play by the former rules of political discourse. The IRS response to them was a despicable succession of governmental abuses, itself an inarguable manifestation of illegal political activity perpetrated at taxpayer expense.

Wholly unrepentant, Obama has since stepped up his assault against Heartland America even beyond those criminal IRS actions. On Tuesday he deployed armed Department of Homeland Security "guards" in a wholly unnecessary show of force, the sole purpose of which is to further intimidate Tea Party protesters who had gathered at IRS offices around the country.

Clearly, common citizens have neither the time nor the resources to go toe-to-toe against the fearsome might of the Federal Government on terms dictated by it. Doing so would be tantamount to the colonists seeking a blessing from King George's army of Redcoats. It was not by any such means that our nation was founded. If the IRS or any other government agency continues to act as Obama's foot soldiers, let that be the banner under which "We the People" rally, with our without their "blessing" of tax exemptions, to retake our government and hold them accountable for every infraction on the American way.

The moment has come for those brave Americans of the Tea Party not to retreat, but to openly commit their "lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor" to the cause.

© Chris Adamo


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Chris Adamo

Christopher G. Adamo is a resident of southeastern Wyoming and has been involved in state and local politics for many years.

He writes for several prominent conservative websites, and has written for regional and national magazines. He is currently the Chief Editorial Writer for The Proud Americans, a membership advocacy group for America's seniors, and for all Americans.

His contact information and article archives can be found at, and he can be followed on Twitter @CGAdamo.


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