xPraetorius Unmasked! (Not Really) (Update II)

As our readers know, some dude calling himself “skipturner” thought he had discovered who xPraetorius is.

Skippy was irritated by our stance on gay marriage. He lives in Connecticut where it’s pretty easy to be all indignant about those who laugh at the silliness of the concept of extra consideration for people who do odd things with their sexual equipment. There’s no risk, in Connecticut, in being righteously indignant like that. In fact, it’s just about the safest, easiest thing you can do.

However, it’s demonstrably not safe for those of us who aren’t blind followers, who are willing to question the prevailing “wisdom,” and are also willing to write about it. Turns out that even our American government is willing to punish those of us who have the temerity actually to do that using, that quaint, antiquated ol’ idea: “free speech.” Turns out they sic the IRS on those people…not just the groups who speak out, but the individuals who assist or participate in those groups!

Yep, all that right here in the good ol U.S of A! Remember when you were positive it couldn’t ever happen here? Heck, I was positive it couldn’t ever happen here!

Want at least one more reason for why we want to — why we will — maintain our anonymity? Click here to read.

Here’s a key excerpt:

While the developing scandal over the targeting of conservatives by the tax agency has largely focused to date on its scrutiny of groups with words such as “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, these examples suggest the government was looking at a broader array of conservative groups and perhaps individuals. Their collective experiences at a minimum could spread skepticism about the fairness of a powerful agency that should be above reproach and at worst could point to a secret political vendetta within the government against conservatives.

The emerging stories from real people raise questions about whether the IRS scrutiny extended beyond applicants for tax-exempt status and whether individuals who donated to these tax-exempt organizations or to conservative causes also were targeted. (emphasis added)

This is turning into…the land of the once free and the no longer brave. Where bureaucrats in the central government single out those who believe in — ready for this? — “limited government” for abuse that not only silences them, but sometimes ruins, impoverishes, destroys them.

Is that an America you recognize?

— xPraetorius

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