We now know that the IRS targeted conservative organizations for at best, heightened scrutiny; at worst, intimidation, harassment and ruin.
We know that multiple agencies of the federal government, including the White House, perpetrated a massive fraud on the American people by falsely claiming the terrorist attacks in Benghazi that killed our ambassador and 3 other Americans were not terrorist attacks, but spontaneous riots, the results of an anti-Islam video. And we know that their inaction during the attacks could have cost the lives of Americans.
And we now know that the Justice Department secretly seized a news organization's personal and work-related phone records. To what end? We can only hope time will tell. But whatever it was, it is an unthinkable intrusion into the ability of the press to do its job, however poorly, as the accountability branch of government.
And that's just what we know from the past week.
And yet. . . .
Barrack Obama said this to the graduating class of The Ohio State University on May 6, 2013:
"Reject these voices"? Ignore these voices, is more like it. Pretend you don't hear their warning, and then dismiss evidence that those warnings were not so crazy after all. It's a sad day in America, and high time to exercise proper vigilance against tyranny. Not tyranny that is lurking around the corner, but that which is, menacingly, right before our eyes.