GOP Rep. Mike Kelly was a huge hit at Friday’s House hearing on IRS harassment of conservative groups as he skewered acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller.

Some tasty highlights from his fiery rant:

And the crowd goes wild:

By the way, Rep. Kelly is on Twitter. You know what to do:

Update:

Rep. Kelly tweeted that he was humbled by the reaction.

  • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

    When did America become a banana republic?

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      January 20, 2009

      • MyrmidoNOT

        That, or about 1,600 (very long) days ago…

        • angeleyez

          .
          Mr. Miller,
          .
          “HORRIBLE” government is unacceptable.
          .
          Will you name the person that gave the order or
          are you ready to be sentenced ?

          • MyrmidoNOT

            Will be most interesting how that is answered,
            when/if the “trial” is ever convened.

            Problem is simple…we are dealing with lawyers…

          • Clayton Grant

            Henry VI (Part 2, Act IV, Scene II)

          • MyrmidoNOT

            Curious, may we start w/Shrillery Rodham??
            You know, the cunning stunt (she pulled)…at the hearings??

            Or just inside the beltway?

          • Clayton Grant

            I’ve been wondering how many would get my reference.

          • MyrmidoNOT

            TBD…

            Hey…kudos!
            Somebody has to appreciate all that reading and whatnot.
            Nice ‘allegory’…!!

          • Clayton Grant

            I get called all sorts of things at HuffPo and other places, but why would they rename me Statist? I despise big government.

          • MyrmidoNOT

            Allegory.

            (When you implied H vi, p2, a iv, s ii…
            you are ’embracing’ their ‘modus operandi’…)

            Edit/add-on: Don’t MIS-understand me,
            I’m actually “proud of you” for ‘any’ names…
            you get there
            just don’t wish for anyone to be “sucked” into the ‘dark side’…
            😉

          • Guest

            Maybe I’m not following – For the “kill all the lawyers” reference?

          • MyrmidoNOT

            Yup.
            I “know” you are joking;
            …but in my four+ years of following these threads,
            “I have learned”…they do not.

            Apparently (imho), they do NOT “have” the
            sense-of-humor ‘gene’ that we enjoy…(again, iykwim.)

            Edit/add-on: Note…I’m NOT being “PC”…just ‘continuing the conversation’… I’ve had several jokes ‘used against me’ in other conversations; solely because “they (just) DIDN’T ‘get it’…especially when sarcasm is involved”…

            Hope that helps…as I’m kinda out-of-rope, here!

          • Robert L Macchia

            Will there ever be a trial? This administration gets away with everything and it is shameful. We look like idiots to our allies, and we are losing our superpower status very quickly. Rep. Kelly did a great job grilling this IRS rep.

          • MyrmidoNOT

            TBD (To Be Determined)…I’m afraid.

            They are resistant to ‘eating their own’…
            and even with the MASSIVE ‘push-back’…
            they have that DOiJ ‘covering’ for them in absentia

          • MyrmidoNOT

            Will be most interesting how that is answered,
            when/if the “trial” is ever convened.

            Problem is simple…we are dealing with lawyers…

          • Paul

            Bobo The Clown is on record saying ‘…punish our enemies…’ many many times. Is there really any question who initiated it?

      • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

        I see so many things in my beloved country that are genuinely worth crying about. For what purpose did our Founding Fathers give everything? So some leviathan government operation could persecute America’s citizens? So women would have the “right” to murder their babies? So homosexuals could “marry”? So potheads could get high?

        My heart always feels like it’s breaking anymore.

        • OLLPOH

          Shed a tear with all of us, which shows your love of America and we will continue the battle and not step aside, we have the capabilities to take another American’s hand and tell them the true love that they to can have for Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness, Virtues, Morals, Values, Principals and they too will one day meet their creator and answer the question what did you do to destroy what you were bless with, Freedom……….!
          Just know that the Despots/Megolmaniacs are real and they will not retreat, and we will only search for the Truth.
          Semper Fidelis we are and the courage to recognize those that are Not!

        • Billie Slash

          KInd of makes us remember that we fought King George III against this crap. Its my recollection that we won then, and that we’ll win again. Take courage.

        • Billie Slash

          KInd of makes us remember that we fought King George III against this crap. Its my recollection that we won then, and that we’ll win again. Take courage.

      • Clayton Grant

        In all fairness, much of the problems in this country started way before Obama took office. The Patriot Act for instance. President Obama railed against that particular set of laws when he was a candidate, but actually added several more rules to increase those powers as President. Those laws even sparked a national debate on whether the government not only has the power to target citizens via the IRS, but the President being capable of targeting citizens via drones. Obama was simply more bold and condensed the timeline.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Rush nailed it today, Republicans have become progressive because they don’t want to be the bad guys so they try to buy votes with stuff like amnesty. Also, the Bush’s were progressives also that masqueraded as conservatives with the Patriot Act being the most obvious and also expanding Medicare.

          • Clayton Grant

            Rush nails it a lot more than he gets wrong.
            As you probably know, in 2003, the Republicans expanded the Medicare Drug Program and didn’t fund it. It’s almost funny when you compare the votes in the House on that program and ObamaCare reconciliation. A complete flip-flop, proving that the Conservatives have gotten more liberal. The old liberals just ran even farther to the left.

          • Steve in Katy

            Don’t know where this graph came from, but I’m pretty sure Obamacare was a 2010 vote with not republicans voting for.

          • http://twitter.com/CDChambers62 Chris Chambers

            If the info I researched was correct (I vaguely remember this) Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana voted for it. He was a Republican that ran in a very liberal district and won, but voted as his constituents wished, so was the only Republican vote for the bill. Late 2009. I’ve been crying ever since…boo hoo!

          • Guest

            Cao did vote no on the final bill in Mar 2010.

          • Guest

            This chart is from the Nov 7th, 2009 reconciliation vote, which was the real beginning of several votes bringing ObamaCare into law. Thirty-nine Democrats broke with their party and voted no. One Republican voted yes, but voted no on the final bill.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Exactly, most Republicans care more about the letter behind their name and their image than the principles they represent. That’s why I am so sick of hearing about illegal immigration, guys like Rubio and Ryan who support it have outed themselves as RINOs. I think everyone is tired of these mealy mouthed spineless idiots saying they are conservative then ‘compromising’ with liberals.

          • Clayton Grant

            Rush nails it a lot more than he gets wrong.
            As you probably know, in 2003, the Republicans expanded the Medicare Drug Program and didn’t fund it. It’s almost funny when you compare the votes in the House on that program and ObamaCare reconciliation. A complete flip-flop, proving that the Conservatives have gotten more liberal. The old liberals just ran even farther to the left.

          • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

            We need people who aren’t afraid to be the “bad guys”! I’ll vote for people who are willing to be the “bad guys”! I’ll go out and knock on doors and pound pavement for the people who are willing to be the “bad guys”! Now, where are these men and women with the moral fiber who are willing to be the “bad guys”?

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Yep, Republicans are afraid of what they will look like in the media even though when they vote with liberals they still get pummeled or don’t get any credit in the media. It is stupid logic. If Republicans were unapolegetically conservative and were relentless they would gain a lot more followers. That’s why guys like Mike Kelly, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul are quietly gaining strong support. These are supposedly the evil Tea Partiers that are dangerous to Washington. Good. Now we need to get rid of the spineless jellyfish who disguise themselves conservatives like Graham, Hatch, and McCain.

          • Frustrated Teacher

            Amazing how the Republicans are afraid to nominate a true conservative while the Dems suffer no such reservations about nominating the most radical lefties they can find…but with the MSM swinging Americans 6 points to the left, it works for them.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Well, look at it this way: every time we have nominated a moderate we lose, every time we nominate an actual conservative(or at least perceived to be in the Bush’s case) we have won. Give Romney credit because he tried to be, but in the end a lot of people weren’t buying it. He also tried to be a nice guy and didn’t hit back hard enough, you have to have balls to be conservative.

        • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

          The difference is the “tool” in defense of the country vs. that same “tool” in the hand of a tyrant.

    • henri newest

      2008

    • FaithColeridge33

      1865

    • Stone Bryson

      1913 is when it all got started. Creation of the Federal Reserve, passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments – one year was all it took.

      • Clayton Grant

        I have been saying the 17th should be repealed for 20 years! Taking local politics to the national stage and the massive amounts of lobby money that goes with it was the beginning of the end. No US Senator will ever bring forth a bill to repeal it.

        • AMSilver

          I totally agree with repealing the 17th. How many bills would make it through Congress mandating that the States do this or that without providing funding if Senators were appointed by the States as opposed to popular vote? The 17th dramatically changed the political landscape of our country, limiting the powers of individual States.

      • Clayton Grant

        I have been saying the 17th should be repealed for 20 years! Taking local politics to the national stage and the massive amounts of lobby money that goes with it was the beginning of the end. No US Senator will ever bring forth a bill to repeal it.

    • LightSabre

      Exactly my thoughts today. All these terrible acts perpetrated by the Obama presidency are the kinds of things you read about happening in some South American country with a dictator.

    • aliswell

      January of ’09.

  • greatunconformity

    I’d follow @MikeKellyPA, but I’d rather not be audited.

    • Night Owl

      I’ve been audited twice in the past three years. He’s my congressman, so I think I’m going to give his office a call about that!

    • Wonder Pony

      Too late, they saw the @–MiKeKeLlYpA and now you are on the list. Right after Mike Kelly, of course

    • Wonder Pony

      Too late, they saw the @–MiKeKeLlYpA and now you are on the list. Right after Mike Kelly, of course

  • I M Free

    that was outstanding! we want more people in congress like Rep Kelly. Few Good Men in congress

  • Guest

    Applause, applause, applause! Mike Kelly you, Sir, ROCK!

    • Red Fred

      Tim Griffin gets kudos too.

  • Guest

    My favorite line from Kelly: “THIS ISN’T GOING AWAY!”

  • neoface

    So who is responsible and will go to jail??? I hope these applause’s mean something.

  • ratizbad

    Man did he tell it like it is,I thought he was going to choke the air out of that buffoon.

    • kenai

      Last time that I saw a look on somebody’s face like the look on Miller’s was when a bootcamp DI was chewing out a recruit for not keeping a loaded M14 pointed down range.

  • OLLPOH

    Thank you for speaking the Truth for America Congressman. We do applaud you for standing in our steed today!
    This has been the ObamaGovt and not the We The People’s America!

  • Guest

    WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN FROM TYRANNY! PERIOD! PARAGRAGH!

  • Defund NPR PBS & NEA

    Every networks (@ABC @CBS #NBC @CNN @MSNBC) should be forced to air Rep Kelly’s comments to outgoing #IRS Chief! #tcot

  • Jennifer

    Watching Mike Kelly made me feel more hopeful than I have in a long time!

  • Gerry Getskow

    The second the American people were stupid enough to elect a Communist as our President

  • Night Owl

    He’s my congressman, and this is only his second term! He has a few other really good rants that can be found on YouTube.

  • Sue Lynn

    I can see why Sarah Palin supported Mike Kelly!!!!

  • Sue Lynn

    I can see why Sarah Palin supported Mike Kelly!!!!

  • gunsmithkat

    That was a 110 percent Awesome Sauce!!

  • gunsmithkat

    That was a 110 percent Awesome Sauce!!

  • FMarion

    And, of course, this is the agency that is now going to have a hand in your health care.

    The simple truth is that the federal government has not only long outgrown the bounds the Constitution puts on it, it has outgrown most senses of restraint or limits. It does what it wants to do when it wants to do it and looks on us its servants.

    Yet this President claims that it doesn’t have enough money and that it is impossible to cut back any arm of government except defense. This army of bureaucrats and tax eaters is all absolutely necessary.

    For those of you who refused to vote in 2012 because of the poor choices, do you still think you did the right thing?

  • FMarion

    And, of course, this is the agency that is now going to have a hand in your health care.

    The simple truth is that the federal government has not only long outgrown the bounds the Constitution puts on it, it has outgrown most senses of restraint or limits. It does what it wants to do when it wants to do it and looks on us its servants.

    Yet this President claims that it doesn’t have enough money and that it is impossible to cut back any arm of government except defense. This army of bureaucrats and tax eaters is all absolutely necessary.

    For those of you who refused to vote in 2012 because of the poor choices, do you still think you did the right thing?

  • Shane Falco

    Before he goes to sleep at night, even Chuck Norris looks under his bed for the IRS.

    • Paladin

      I want to give you a thumbs-down, because your comment is ludicrous. But I don’t want to find Chuck Norris under my bed because I thumbed down a comment where he is the topic.

  • notenoughtime

    Amen and even better Rep. Kelly is a guy from Western Pennsylvania. Woo hoo!

  • barfomer

    OORAH ! Rep Mike Kelly.
    Guess I’ll be targeted by the IRS now.

  • Robert L Macchia

    The entire administration starting at the top is useless. We as American citizens have a right to privacy. And I resent that this administration is so self consumed now with so many scandals brewing, The IRS, Benghazi and I would be willing to bet that there are more coverups that we don’t even know about. IMPEACH OBAMA, AND THROW HIM IN JAIL WITH ALL HIS LYING CRONIES!

  • $35072932

    Piers Morgan: ‘This Is Vaguely Tyrannical Behavior by the American Government’
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/348625/piers-%E2%80%98tyranny%E2%80%99-andrew-johnson
    In light of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the Department of Justice’s seizure of reporters’ phone records, Piers Morgan reversed course and sided with gun advocates who have expressed concerns about an expanding government.

    Piers: ‘Tyranny’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lKO8A285Rr0

  • JustMe

    Finally, someone with the balls to tell it like it is, and now, we will see him getting audited by the IRS.

  • nc

    Standing O! Another rising star to keep an eye on for the future. Fantastic! Miller just had to sit there and take it.

  • Ronald Green

    Damn but our country is in trouble. I put 20 years into defending it and it seems I am watching it fall apart around me. What is the worst to me, is that the Liberals & Democrats are blase about it and are actually defending this stuff. What happened to us? SMH Yes , I know we elected a Socialist agitator and re-elected the bum as President. Yes, I know all that I need to know abort Pelosie, Fienstien, Schumer, McCain, and the rest of them. I am worried that it is fast becoming time for more drastic measures. God help us if it comes to that.

    • http://twitter.com/CDChambers62 Chris Chambers

      With you on the 20 years, and the concern. Not sure if my military retirement will be there when I am eligible to start drawing it (Reserve retirement), but remain engaged and hopeful. Can’t let bad decisions ruin the longest lasting constitutional government on the planet.

      • http://foxnews.com Larry Miller

        Whether you get your Military retirement may depend on any criticism of Obama.
        He’s already getting rid of Generals that might balk at shooting Americans.

    • KhadijahMuhammad

      I hate to say it. but we are examining exit strategies if this doesn’t get turned around. I don’t want to raise my child where her upward opportunities are capped by statist policies and high taxes.

  • http://www.davidsmusings.com/ David

    This is not the America I risked my life for during the Vietnam War. This is now a totalitarian government. We have to take our country back from those who wish to impose a draconian measure of their brand of Socialism

  • trixiewoobeans

    Did somebody say “bring the Thunder?” Cause it was BROUGHT!!

  • http://foxnews.com Larry Miller

    Heck, they may know how much money you have in savings. A report I read indicated that they have access to you ATM.
    Where is this going to end?

  • $35072932

    Tea party leader: Media apologized for not taking IRS targeting seriously last year
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/16/media-apologizes-to-tea-party-leader-for-not-taking-irs-targeting-seriously-last-year/

    At least one tea party leader has had employees at a major national newspaper and a major Ohio newspaper apologize to him for failing to take his concerns about the Internal Revenue Service targeting tea party groups seriously last year, though he wouldn’t say who specifically.

    “I actually have had several [members] of the media apologize to me today and yesterday,” Tom Zawistowski, former leader of the Ohio Liberty Coalition and current president of We the People Convention, Inc. and head of the Portage County Tea Party, said at a FreedomWorks roundtable event Thursday.

  • Okie_pastor

    Mike Kelly going to be audited next week!

  • Guest

    What difference does it make?! It matters.

  • sb36695

    What difference does it make?! It matters.
    Do I expect anything to be done. I doubt it.

  • beebop1952

    Was audited after a donation in 2008. First to HRC and then to Palin. Imagine. And? They owed me money when all is said and done and then they backed off.

  • TRUTH

    What is the MYSTERY! The New York Times reported on the IRS targeting conservatives in March 2012 .. what difference AT THIS POINT .. DOES IT MAKE!

    Read more:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/us/politics/irs-scrutiny-of-political-groups-stirs-harassment-claim.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  • Nadine Faber

    He was right in everything he said. Obama wants the IRS to do the health care because as the senator said, “IRS can do anything it wants to anyone anytime and drive people out of business and intimidate and threaten with no recourse.” The power the IRS has must be taken away and redoing the tax code and health care handling the health care industry and not hiring or allowing the IRS within millions of miles near the health care system.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Somebody should Xerox that guy and put one of him in every hearing that occurs in both the House and Senate. Hell, chain that guy to Obama’s desk in our White House!

  • Guest

    Kelly delivers a verbal uppercut to the smug and evasive Obama stooge,
    causing cheers to erupt.
    Hardly Congressional but very satisfying.

  • Azgunsel

    KEEP IT UP MIKE AND I WILL HELP YOU IF YOU GET TIRED. I HAVE THE SAME FIRE IN THE BELLY YOU HAVE SIR AND PROUD TO HAVE THE SAME NAME.

  • Tread7

    Now what is the next step after this awesome nail down Rep. Kelly ?

  • Junie3

    While Charles Manson sits in prison, he got a 401 (C)(3) in August of 2012, neat huh? http://www.mansondirect.com/

    Donations are excepted, half way on page, be a greenie and make one, chucky needs some cash.

  • Exodus2011

    just tweeted to this Champion of The People from Pennsylvania ~>

    @MikeKellyPA DEO GRATIAS for you sir ! You spoke unvarnished truth to power, ON BEHALF of the MULTITUDE of American Little Guys/Gals! #IRS

  • Paul

    it’s obvious how Cincinnati ‘developed the strategy’…. obama has been running around telling his minions to ‘…punish our enemies…’ for a long time.

  • Roger Thibault

    If Rep Kelly wants more applause from America, keep pounding on the IRS until they cave. Then start on the DHS and the preparations they are making for war on American soil, ie, 1.6 Billion rounds of ammunition, armored vehicles, armored checkpoints, etc. If nothing else, defund the agency and stop them from buying all that gear, you know they are going to use it against Americans.

  • NRPax

    This is the kind of verbal beating that the IRS should be getting constantly.

  • gjsmith_62

    The IRS, DEA and TSA, where you’re guilty first and must prove your innocence. Unreasonable searches? probable cause?

    Such outdated notions. How about prosecuting those who targeted groups?

    #IRSscandal
    #IRS

  • Hand of Doom
  • bidentime

    Drip, drip, drip.

  • neoface

    I want to see results, not just some temp got fired who was suppose to leave in a week anyway. So far its just a show for the benefit of the American people who are pissed.

  • stuckinIL4now

    BRAVO, Rep Kelly. How amazing that the IRS can’t comply with its own standards, standards that it forces on the Americans who it is supposed to be working for and this agency needs to be held accountable to the last–then abolished sooner rather than later.

  • julieannepol

    you go take this guy apart

  • DrSamHerman

    I have treated sociopaths with more conscience than Miller.

  • firereader

    Here here Rep Kelly, IRS roaches are in the light now

  • http://www.facebook.com/no.guff NoGuff

    I love how many seats are empty in that committee. All Democrats. They care so little about this topic they won’t even show up for testimony. In fact, they went out of their way to avoid hearing testimony. Why? Because they agree with what the IRS did, and they worship Barry Soetoro. @Noguff1

  • David Allen McKimmey

    The IRS can take someone living in a comfortable home, driving a nice car and reduce them to living in a cardboard box down by the river. I hope that Congressman was serious when he said this is not going away……I have a feeling that lots of people need to go to jail, and some of them sit near the head of the table.

  • Zorro

    Bravo! Bravo!

  • HARP2

    They managed to charge Roger Clemens for lying to Congress. Why not Shulman ?

    DO YOUR JOBS.

  • Axelgreaser

    IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN what will come of Rep. Mike Kelley’s ‘rant’ aimed at departing IRS Director, Steve Miller: “You think this is uncomfortable? Try being a citizen being targeted by the IRS.” I’m applauding that statement all over again, right now. But it seems these investigations usually have a two-fold purpose. Delving into the ‘crime’ or suspicions of crime at hand, to be sure, and an opportunity for these polititcians to grandstand for their electorate at home and for the entire country representing their party. A big round of applause can make you a hero. What for example ever became of the spirited cross examinations of Cat Sunstein and the horrendous, crippliing regulations Obama is burying American under through this man and his deartment? Do you recall these discussions? Much chest puffing and admonitions for the thousands upon thousands of new regulations meted out by this, I’m sorry, downright evil Obama appointed ‘Czar’ and NOTHING to show for it. We’re STILL drowning.

  • HARP2

    FROM A KID IN ARIZONA

    Now I sit
    me down in school

    Where
    praying is against the rule

    For this
    great nation under God

    Finds
    mention of Him very odd.

    If
    scripture now the class recites,

    It
    violates the Bill of Rights.

    And
    anytime my head I bow

    Becomes a
    Federal matter now.

    Our hair
    can be purple, orange or green,

    That’s no
    offense; it’s a freedom scene..

    The law is
    specific, the law is precise.

    Prayers
    spoken aloud are a serious vice.

    For
    praying in a public hall

    Might
    offend someone with no faith at all..

    In silence
    alone we must meditate,

    God’s name
    is prohibited by the state.

    We’re
    allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

    And pierce
    our noses, tongues and cheeks…

    They’ve
    outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

    To quote
    the Good Book makes me liable.

    We can
    elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

    And the
    ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.

    It’s
    ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,

    We’re
    taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong..

    We can get
    our condoms and birth controls,
    Study
    witchcraft, vampires and totem poles…

    But the
    Ten Commandments are not allowed,
    No word of
    God must reach this crowd.

    It’s scary
    here I must confess,

    When chaos
    reigns the school’s a mess.

    So, Lord,
    this silent plea I make:

    Should I
    be shot; My soul please take!

    Amen

  • cutmetal

    IRS Abuse – Need To Prosecute The Offenders Under The Law

    Not only do we have a Deprivation of Rights Under Color Of Law… We have a Conspiracy Against Rights. Two Separate Laws Violated. Prosecute Them Under The Law. When you trample the rights of one, you trample the rights of all! This is a crime. Are we a nation that upholds the rule of law for all, or only when it’s convenient? Neither The IRS, Nor President Obama are above the law. If this kind of behavior is allowed, we all loose whether Conservative or Liberal, it is your freedom that is being trampled on.

    Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 Conspiracy Against Rights
    This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same). It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured. Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.

    Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex,handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

    If this is not a conspiracy to threaten, or intimidate Under Title 18,
    U.S.C., Section 241 Conspiracy Against Rights and/or Deprivation Of
    Rights Under Color Of Law Section 242 of Title 18 by public officials
    acting under color of law… Then what is it?

  • Bradley Greenwood

    I have NEVER heard anyone in Washington say words that the PEOPLE are thinking so well.

  • Hollis Bush

    What would happen if Mormons join the IRS?