ACORN’s squirrelly liberals agitate for higher taxes but don’t like paying them.
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Strangely, when ACORN fell victim to a theft, it just couldn’t bring itself to trust the government to help resolve the matter. After founder Wade Rathke’s brother Dale embezzled $948,000 from the group in 2000, ACORN refused to hand the matter over to government-run courts and instead embraced a refreshingly libertarian approach to dispute resolution.
Euphemistically calling the theft, which Wade Rathke covered up for eight years, a “misappropriation,” ACORN allowed the Rathke family to pay private restitution at the rate of $30,000 per year. The founder disguised the missing funds as a loan to an officer on the ledgers of ACORN affiliate Citizens Consulting Inc. That affiliate, by the way, currently has a minimum of $112,597 in federal tax liens pending against it plus a $2,307 District of Columbia tax lien.
And these people want Americans to trust them to handle voter registration drives?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?