Skip to comments.Witness at IRS Hearing: ‘I Will Not Retreat; I Will Not Surrender’
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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We need more people like this woman to stand firm against this tyrannical government!
Including the Second Amendment option with the First ought to get their attention...it may be the only thing that will do so.
I believe so.
True the Vote
Indeed, WE ALL need to take a firm stand.
Truth. You speak it...
Catherine Engelbrecht: speaking truth to power. She is a courageous woman.
Catherine Engelbrecht, please run for office so that I can vote for you.
All we need are a few more and then the ball will roll.
WE ARE ALL Catherine Engelbrecht...................
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!
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.
I would have liked to watch that. Any videos out there that you know of?
Looking for more video of this hearing.
“Look squirrel”. From a democrats mouth equals “we’re all nuts!”
When you find them I would appreciate a ping. Thanks!
I would follow Gowdy (And Cruz) into the fires of hell to fight.
Here’s another good video that I found just now:
” - - - she is more determined ever than before to stand before you and to all of America and say that I will not retreat. - - - - “
You might want to check the source...
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.
Becky Gerritson and Cleta Mitchell ansewring question from Rep DeSantis- R
Here we go again. Nixon was not impeached.
There. Fixed it.
I say ‘go girl’!
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.
That congressman clearly showed his disdain for the common person.
Hey! Cummings, War On Women?
AWESOME! Ya found it!
Mrs. Engelbrecht has more stones than most of the GOP members of Congress.
She's one of the reasons this country is still free.
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.
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.
she needs to be in charge of investigations of the WH
!! I wish!!!
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Ya’ll grab links to Their testimony and plaster it all over Facebook!
Let the Rubes know what their government does.
Count me IN. Give me Liberty or give me death! ! ! !
That woman is awesome!
I’m posting the link to every news site’s message board that I can find.
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.