Recently I agreed to do a short interview on KGMI 790’s afternoon show, PM Bellingham, with the host Dillon Honcoop. Dillon is aware that I am a board member of the local, Whatcom Tea Party, which prompted Dillon to ask if I would speak on his program about the recent(?) admission by the Internal Revenue Service; that groups who applied for the non-profit status of a 501(c)3, and had Tea Party or Patriot in their application name were given greater scrutiny; an unconstitutional treatment and abuse of their power. Why would the IRS ‘s treatment towards Tea Party groups and other conservatives be considered a misapplication of power and a threat to the First Amendment? Have you heard of free speech and equal treatment under the law? What exactly does that mean anyway?
Equal; as in uniform or the same.
Treatment; as in action or behavior towards.
There was one thing that I did not mention in my interview on PM Bellingham. There is an abiding discomfort that I share with others on potentially playing a role in the diminishment of the real story of the day, the week, the year, or the century. That story is Benghazi and in my opinion has not received the scrutiny it deserves by the major media stations. The recent testimonies of the whistleblowers refutes everything that the Obama Administration and the U.S. State Department reported, so isn’t it time that we demand answers from them? What about the film-maker who was arrested on trumped-up charges? Where is he? How has he been treated amidst all of this? And especially, what about the dead American’s and their families? Will Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and their families, receive the answers and rightful justice they deserve for their service to our Country?
When this Country follows all the principles laid-out in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; I believe that is what is meant when people say that the United States is a shining beacon upon the hill. The media is tasked to be the guardians of the First Amendment. With the resources available of a mega-media-entity and the protection of the First Amendment; we should know what happened in Benghazi, who was involved and of utmost importance, where were you Mr. President?
~ Kris Halterman Interview with Whatcom Tea Party (WTP) President, Karl Uppiano and WTP member Terry Cox about the IRS abuse of power and it’s relationship to Benghazi.