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Becky Gerritson, Stuart Varney, and the IRS Targeting Scandal

Posted: June 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm   /   by

What makes the IRS Targeting Scandal different from all other Obama-regime scandals?

Why has the testimony of Alabaman Becky Gerritson, one of the IRS’s victims, touched a nerve across America, well beyond the elites in Washington and the media?

Why are even some on the Left (finally) ashamed of how their beloved Big Government has been intimidating those whose civil rights it was supposed to protect?

Stuart Varney, a commentator on Fox News, puts his finger on it nicely in the 2-minute video below, from June 5, 2013.

Gerritson’s full testimony (about 7 minutes) appears below.  Her well-chosen, right-on words will be long remembered.  Among them are:

I’m not here as a serf or vassal … I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born-free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place.

It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well being and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. The post that you occupy exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty and you have faltered.

Brava, Ms Gerritson, brava!

And bravo to Mr. Varney, a British-born, naturalized American who understands freedom and American Exceptionalism far better than most who were born here and indoctrinated in our political-agenda-driven public schools and our neo-Marxist-dominated universities.


David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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Becky Gerritson, Stuart Varney, and the IRS Targeting Scandal