Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Welcome Unintended Consequence Of The IRS Scandal

The scandal involving the IRS targeting tea party groups and auditing certain conservatives is having a welcome unintended consequence. Not only does it have the White House playing damage control but it may have put a hold on further attempts to reintroduce the Manchin-Toomey background checks.

According to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) himself on a West Virginia radio show, it isn't helping.
Isn’t it more understandable, asked host Hoppy Kercheval, that people who fear more government intrusion or influence would now have some of those fears stoked after the revelations in the past week?

“Absolutely - I agree 1,000 percent,” Mr. Manchin said on MetroNews’ “Talkline.” “People are saying, ‘Joe, we read your legislation, it makes all the sense in the world and we’re for that legislation - we’re just afraid government won’t stop there.’”
I guess we should be thanking those faceless Obama ideologues in the IRS for being so overtly and over the top political in their actions.

Manchin goes on to say that the Second Amendment can only be changed by the legislative branch of the government. Perhaps someone needs to send Manchin a copy of the United States Constitution. The amendment process involves both Congress AND ratification by three-fourths of the states. Article V of the Constitution also say the states themselves could call for a constitutional convention.


  1. If the people of West-By-God have any sense, Manchin will be living on his "Good Ol' Boy" Potomac Party Boat instead of Charleston in a few years.

  2. "Manchin goes on to say that the Second Amendment can only be changed by the legislative branch of the government."

    Not only is Manchin wrong on that point, he misses the point entirely - the right doesn't exist by virtue of the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment only recognizes the inherent right within U.S. law. Changing the Constitution would only serve to further delegitimize the federal gov't...