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Witness at IRS Hearing: ‘I Will Not Retreat; I Will Not Surrender’
CNS News ^ | 02/06/2014 | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 02/06/2014 11:52:17 AM PST by Rusty0604

King Street Patriots founder Catherine Engelbrecht, one of many conservatives who claim they were unfairly targeted by the IRS when applying for tax-exempt status, told Congress Thursday that she is “more determined ever than before to stand before you and to all of America and say that I will not retreat.”

“This government attacked me because of my political beliefs, but I refuse to be cast as a victim,” she said. “I am not a victim, because a victim has no options. I do have options, and I intend to use them all to the fullest extent of my capabilities.” “As an American citizen, I am part of a country that still believes in freedom of speech,” Engelbrecht said. She pledged to press the issue “in every legal way possible,” including filing suit against the IRS, and vowed to continue to speak out – “here in Congress and all across this country.” “No American citizen should be willing to accept a government that uses its power against its own people,” she added.

In her prepared remarks, Engelbrecht said she refuses to “let a precedent be set that allows members of Congress, particularly Cummings, ranking member of the Oversight committee, “to misrepresent this governing body in an effort to demonize and intimidate citizens.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catherineengelbrecht; irs; kingstreetpatriots; teaparty; truethevote
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1 posted on 02/06/2014 11:52:17 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

We need more people like this woman to stand firm against this tyrannical government!


2 posted on 02/06/2014 11:56:26 AM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Rusty0604
“I am not a victim, because a victim has no options. I do have options, and I intend to use them all to the fullest extent of my capabilities.”

Including the Second Amendment option with the First ought to get their attention...it may be the only thing that will do so.

3 posted on 02/06/2014 11:56:34 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Rusty0604
is she, still running the organization..
I'll contribute to her cause/fight.

4 posted on 02/06/2014 11:57:34 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

I believe so.

True the Vote

http://www.truethevote.org/


5 posted on 02/06/2014 12:00:29 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: uncitizen

Indeed, WE ALL need to take a firm stand.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 12:01:17 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: JimRed

Truth. You speak it...


7 posted on 02/06/2014 12:01:40 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Rusty0604

Catherine Engelbrecht: speaking truth to power. She is a courageous woman.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 12:03:35 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Rusty0604

Catherine Engelbrecht, please run for office so that I can vote for you.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 12:04:07 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: uncitizen

All we need are a few more and then the ball will roll.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 12:05:41 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agendaĀ—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Rusty0604

WE ARE ALL Catherine Engelbrecht...................


11 posted on 02/06/2014 12:08:09 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Rusty0604
thanks, for the link, already been to their site in
Houston TX, was watching Ted Cruz's video on there.

12 posted on 02/06/2014 12:08:15 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Rusty0604
particularly Cummings, ranking member scumbag of the Oversight committee, to misrepresent this governing body in an effort to demonize and intimidate citizens.”

Fixed it.

13 posted on 02/06/2014 12:08:51 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Rusty0604
God bless ....

Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage

Becky Garritson of Wetumpka, AL Tea Party

These patriots have been criminally attacked. This is NOT some bureaucratic misunderstanding of complex rules; this is corrupt political use of Government entities (i.e. IRS, DOL, ATF, DOJ) to punish an 'enemy list'. This is WAY beyond a smidgen of corruption and was on the list of items that Nixon was impeached for.

House of Representatives ... DO YOUR JOB!

14 posted on 02/06/2014 12:08:59 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Rusty0604

Watched the hearing.

It was sad and embarrassing to watch the dems try and divert, evade and shout “Look! squirrel!” at every turn.

It was offensive when they tried to insult the witnesses, and in the case of King, to basically say she brought the FBI, EPA, IRS, OSAH and BATFE on herself.

I must say I was heartened by the backbone of the Repubs on the committee. . .they really attacked. . .now follow up is key.

Go Gowdy!!


15 posted on 02/06/2014 12:09:15 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I would have liked to watch that. Any videos out there that you know of?


16 posted on 02/06/2014 12:15:34 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

17 posted on 02/06/2014 12:17:45 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Rusty0604

BUMP!

Looking for more video of this hearing.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 12:18:06 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Hulka

“Look squirrel”. From a democrats mouth equals “we’re all nuts!”


19 posted on 02/06/2014 12:18:18 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: RandallFlagg

When you find them I would appreciate a ping. Thanks!


20 posted on 02/06/2014 12:21:12 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

21 posted on 02/06/2014 12:21:48 PM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: Hulka

I would follow Gowdy (And Cruz) into the fires of hell to fight.


22 posted on 02/06/2014 12:24:56 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Rusty0604

Here’s another good video that I found just now:
http://youtu.be/-82bJFvtrM0


23 posted on 02/06/2014 12:25:00 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Rusty0604

” - - - she is “more determined ever than before to stand before you and to all of America and say that I will not retreat.” - - - - “

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!


24 posted on 02/06/2014 12:26:02 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Rusty0604
You go Girl ,sic'm ,Standing against The i.r.s. & congress , we're with you .
25 posted on 02/06/2014 12:26:39 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Rusty0604

You might want to check the source...


26 posted on 02/06/2014 12:28:49 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: Rusty0604
She’z a great lady.

Issue I see, the IRS was busted Red handed altering the outcome of an American election by attacking conservative voice.

They are still in business folks, they are still in business.

Citizens should have marched on every location known. Our legislatures pontificate on....but no amendments, no legislation, no nothing!!! Why is congress so damn impotent?

If Congress holds the purse strings....well then why not starve the IRS?

Our elected officials say they are with us...but they lie.

27 posted on 02/06/2014 12:31:22 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Rusty0604

http://www.c-span.org/video/?317634-1/IRSTar


28 posted on 02/06/2014 12:32:51 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Rusty0604

Trey Gowdy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z32ZAqkQxAg

Becky Gerritson and Cleta Mitchell ansewring question from Rep DeSantis- R

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W013C1NoiNs


29 posted on 02/06/2014 12:35:43 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Servant of the Cross

Here we go again. Nixon was not impeached.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 12:35:51 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: uncitizen
"We need more people like this woman to stand firm against this tyrannical government these elected and appointed traitorous officials!

There. Fixed it.

31 posted on 02/06/2014 12:39:22 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Rusty0604

I say ‘go girl’!


32 posted on 02/06/2014 12:40:41 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: BykrBayb
Here we go again ... Nixon was not impeached.

Yea, in the most anal technicality possible one could feebly argue that RMN was not impeached ....

Judiciary Committee Approves Article to Impeach President Nixon, 27 to 11 ... but I believe the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives and almost the entire world would disagree with your interpretation.

33 posted on 02/06/2014 12:42:28 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: VRWCarea51

Thank you.


34 posted on 02/06/2014 12:42:47 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: RandallFlagg

That congressman clearly showed his disdain for the common person.


35 posted on 02/06/2014 12:44:51 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: uncitizen

Hey! Cummings, War On Women?


36 posted on 02/06/2014 12:45:42 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: VRWCarea51

AWESOME! Ya found it!
Thank you.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 12:52:10 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Rusty0604

Mrs. Engelbrecht has more stones than most of the GOP members of Congress.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 12:54:53 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Rusty0604
“This government attacked me because of my political beliefs, but I refuse to be cast as a victim,” she said. “I am not a victim, because a victim has no options. I do have options, and I intend to use them all to the fullest extent of my capabilities.”...

She's one of the reasons this country is still free.

Thank God.

Remember this when turncoat Republicans and brain-dead democrats try to flood our country with illegals... they do it to dilute and drown out the voices of American citizens like this woman.

39 posted on 02/06/2014 1:00:01 PM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: uncitizen; Rusty0604; All
We need more people like this woman to stand firm against this tyrannical government!

Very well said.

Our side will REALLY start picking up steam when we (including this woman) start framing the reference in terms of winning. Sadly, when she says, "I will not retreat, I will not surrender," she is framing the reference in terms of losing, fear of losing, the consequences of losing.

Non-political example of how the power of words are crucial: "I will not think about shoes! I will not yearn for more shoes!" are words are guaran-damn-teed to make a person think about shoes and entertain the notion of yearning for more shoes, in spite of the express intent NOT to. In language, a negative suggestion/instruction is NECESSARILY counter-productive because that is how language works. When the mind reads/hears a verb or noun, it AUTOMATICALLY visualizes the action or thing the word describes, instructions "not" to do so completely wasted.

Better to say: "I will think about increasing my bank account! I will yearn for wise priorities in spending my money!"

Those are words guaran-damn-teed to make a person STOP thinking about shoes.

In her declaration, "Retreat" and "Surrender" are what register in the mental picture. I like YOUR post, uncitizen, because you talk about what TO do -- "stand firm against this tyrannical government."

Conservatives need to get into the habit of framing their goals in the terms of success -- "retreating" is for losers; ADVANCE is the winner's term. "Surrender" is for losers; KEEP is for winners, PERSIST is for winners, STAND FIRM is for winners.

Language is a whole helluva lot more powerful than most people are aware, because words ALWAYS provoke a mental visualization. Choose words carefully to inspire the visualization you want; when you choose words that inspire the visualization of what you don't want -- it's like saying, "Don't think about shoes." Counteractive.

40 posted on 02/06/2014 1:12:09 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

she needs to be in charge of investigations of the WH


41 posted on 02/06/2014 1:13:27 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

!! I wish!!!


42 posted on 02/06/2014 1:17:43 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Rusty0604

bttt


43 posted on 02/06/2014 1:21:36 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Rusty0604

Justice delayed is justice denied.


44 posted on 02/06/2014 1:22:50 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: RandallFlagg

Ya’ll grab links to Their testimony and plaster it all over Facebook!

Let the Rubes know what their government does.


45 posted on 02/06/2014 1:25:18 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Rusty0604
"Indeed, WE ALL need to take a firm stand."

Count me IN. Give me Liberty or give me death! ! ! !

46 posted on 02/06/2014 1:30:11 PM PST by DeaconRed (Back to square one. I Hate BO. I hate everything he stands For.)
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To: Rusty0604

That woman is awesome!


47 posted on 02/06/2014 1:39:23 PM PST by Socon-Econ
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To: Rusty0604

bkmk


48 posted on 02/06/2014 1:42:27 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: VRWCarea51

Facebook? Naaaa.

I’m posting the link to every news site’s message board that I can find.


49 posted on 02/06/2014 1:45:58 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: servantboy777; txhurl

Do I remember correctly that the HHS (?) had snipers, tanks and helicopters in full force especially in St. Louis the day some folks DID protest at the IRS buildings.

Wow.... those dangerous Tea Party folks from flyover country.


50 posted on 02/06/2014 1:57:38 PM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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