We’re working on developing this story further, but it’s important to note that Lois Lerner, the designated “fall guy (or gal as the case may be)” in the ongoing IRS scandal, was previously the chief enforcement attorney for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).  In other words, a woman who is highly enthusiastic about the government controlling political speech via the FEC, was probably equally enthusiastic about using the IRS to control political speech with which her employer disagreed.  Shocking?  Hardly.


About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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