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From Kim Strassel-one of the preeminent political columnists writing today and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board-comes an insightful, alarming look at how the Left, once the champion of civil liberties, is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free speech. For nearly 40 years, Washington and much of the American public have he From Kim Strassel-one of the preeminent political columnists writing today and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board-comes an insightful, alarming look at how the Left, once the champion of civil liberties, is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free speech. For nearly 40 years, Washington and much of the American public have held up disclosure and campaign finance laws as ideals, and the path to cleaner and freer elections. This book will show, through first-hand accounts, how both have been hijacked by the Left as weapons against free speech and free association, becoming the most powerful tools of those intent on silencing their political opposition. THE INTIMIDATION GAME provides a chilling expose of political scare tactics and overreach, including: How Citizens United set off a wave of liberal harassment against conservative politicians The targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS How Wisconsin prosecutors, state AGs, and a Democratic Congress shut down political activists and businesses The politicization by the Obama administration of a host of government agencies including the FEC, FCC and the SEC Timed to arrive at the height of the 2016 presidential season, THE INTIMIDATION GAME will shine a much-needed light on how liberal governance and the Democratic machine bullies the political process.


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From Kim Strassel-one of the preeminent political columnists writing today and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board-comes an insightful, alarming look at how the Left, once the champion of civil liberties, is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free speech. For nearly 40 years, Washington and much of the American public have he From Kim Strassel-one of the preeminent political columnists writing today and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board-comes an insightful, alarming look at how the Left, once the champion of civil liberties, is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free speech. For nearly 40 years, Washington and much of the American public have held up disclosure and campaign finance laws as ideals, and the path to cleaner and freer elections. This book will show, through first-hand accounts, how both have been hijacked by the Left as weapons against free speech and free association, becoming the most powerful tools of those intent on silencing their political opposition. THE INTIMIDATION GAME provides a chilling expose of political scare tactics and overreach, including: How Citizens United set off a wave of liberal harassment against conservative politicians The targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS How Wisconsin prosecutors, state AGs, and a Democratic Congress shut down political activists and businesses The politicization by the Obama administration of a host of government agencies including the FEC, FCC and the SEC Timed to arrive at the height of the 2016 presidential season, THE INTIMIDATION GAME will shine a much-needed light on how liberal governance and the Democratic machine bullies the political process.

30 review for The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jim Hunter

    A sobering, sometimes infuriating account of the deliberate and ongoing efforts to shut down free speech of which the left does not approve. A must read for people of all political persuasions; for this movement effects and endangers us all...

  2. 4 out of 5

    L.A. Starks

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Readers with a political interest will either embrace or else not read this book, so this review is not an attempt to change minds. Thought Kremlinologists were only needed for Russia? The Intimidation Game lays bare the intensive, aggressive approaches the left has adopted to strangle all opposition. Strassel presents case after case of a totalitarian left's actions to close down any groups or speech with which it disagrees, starting with Lois Lerner's use of the IRS as a bludgeon against grassro Readers with a political interest will either embrace or else not read this book, so this review is not an attempt to change minds. Thought Kremlinologists were only needed for Russia? The Intimidation Game lays bare the intensive, aggressive approaches the left has adopted to strangle all opposition. Strassel presents case after case of a totalitarian left's actions to close down any groups or speech with which it disagrees, starting with Lois Lerner's use of the IRS as a bludgeon against grassroots Tea Party groups. Strassel's second chapter is how such contemporary silencing by those in power at the highest levels parallels efforts by southern white Democratic goverment officials to shut down the NAACP in 1958. Strassel points out that, in particular, noble-sounding calls for campaign finance reform via more disclosure of donors instead results in donors--private citizens all--being targeted by the full weight and might of the federal government (Vandersloot, Kenny, Engelbrecht). Some readers may look at this book as guidance, perhaps disappointed that the strategies have been made public. But for those of us who value free speech and open debate, Strassel's reporting is as depressing in its thoroughness as it is enlightening. This is an excellent book, well worth reading.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Frightening look at the Obama administration's abuse of power Have you hesitated to express your political opinion? Why? Because if it is not PC, or just poorly worded, you might be publicly humiliated. Imagine the President of the US personally calling you out for public humiliation for donating to Romney. Obama did just that to ordinary Americans, and much worse. If you think, as I do, that Nixon abused the power of his office, by the end of this book Nixon looks like a five year old filching a Frightening look at the Obama administration's abuse of power Have you hesitated to express your political opinion? Why? Because if it is not PC, or just poorly worded, you might be publicly humiliated. Imagine the President of the US personally calling you out for public humiliation for donating to Romney. Obama did just that to ordinary Americans, and much worse. If you think, as I do, that Nixon abused the power of his office, by the end of this book Nixon looks like a five year old filching a pack of gum to Obama's Al Capone tactics. The corruption at the IRS, SEC, FCC, Justice and FBI under Obama is breathtaking in scope and is politically motivated. If you care about the first amendment, read this well researched and written book by a highly regarded WSJ writer.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tom Henry

    Simply chilling Everybody on the left should be as disturbed by this book as those on the right. The abuse of government power to stifle speech, even by the little guy, is staggering. Those of the left might reap what they have sown. The alphabet soup of federal agencies, personal networks, et al, that have striven to stifle the first amendment, quite illegally, is remarkable. Recent efforts to criminalize "climate deniers" is not covered here, but is merely the latest advancement in the process Simply chilling Everybody on the left should be as disturbed by this book as those on the right. The abuse of government power to stifle speech, even by the little guy, is staggering. Those of the left might reap what they have sown. The alphabet soup of federal agencies, personal networks, et al, that have striven to stifle the first amendment, quite illegally, is remarkable. Recent efforts to criminalize "climate deniers" is not covered here, but is merely the latest advancement in the process of intimidation and political orthodoxy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Barry

    This book is so frightening and infuriating. Under the pretense of "transparency," the Left has used disclosure laws to assemble lists of their political enemies and then punishes anyone who dares to oppose their government overlords. The IRS denies applications from Tea Party groups, persecutes them, and demands names of donors. The SEC goes after companies that donate to conservative groups. The FEC intimidates political groups on the Right. The President and senators give names of private cit This book is so frightening and infuriating. Under the pretense of "transparency," the Left has used disclosure laws to assemble lists of their political enemies and then punishes anyone who dares to oppose their government overlords. The IRS denies applications from Tea Party groups, persecutes them, and demands names of donors. The SEC goes after companies that donate to conservative groups. The FEC intimidates political groups on the Right. The President and senators give names of private citizens for their jackboot thugs to harass. The scope and depth of this Orwellian campaign against constitutionally protected free speech is astonishing. And it works. American citizens, companies, and advocacy groups are cowed into silence and are afraid to make donations because they will be traced. And the Left wins. The tactics of today's Left are like those of the Nazis. Yes, I said it. The National Socialist German Workers Party. A reader cannot be intellectually honest and still believe that this is tolerable. "What the Founders understood is that you can't have tyranny in a country if you have free speech. So ask yourself: Why does the left want to get rid of free speech?"

  6. 4 out of 5

    John Devlin

    Chilling. Strassel writes effectively on how the State at all levels seeks to stifle citizens' free speech. Whether the gov't uses the IRS, FEC, or the SEC to hound groups that object to its policies or has AG's and the police raid and subpoena those who it deems are acting against the State's interests --at all times the gov't institutes a Left ideology from its roots to its tips. Tea Party groups are denied their rights and subjected to years of time wasting harassment, Wisconsinites are raided Chilling. Strassel writes effectively on how the State at all levels seeks to stifle citizens' free speech. Whether the gov't uses the IRS, FEC, or the SEC to hound groups that object to its policies or has AG's and the police raid and subpoena those who it deems are acting against the State's interests --at all times the gov't institutes a Left ideology from its roots to its tips. Tea Party groups are denied their rights and subjected to years of time wasting harassment, Wisconsinites are raided, forced to keep quiet and charged with crimes that are later laughed out of court, and people like Brandon Eich are outed and have their livelihoods taken bc they supported legislation that the majority of the state and the president agreed with. What's most insightful here is that the Left has used the mantra of disclosure to game the system and intimidate those who oppose its agenda. I am no fan of money in politics but as of now I can think of no way that money is not part of freedom of speech - the right to support a cause. The clamor to disclose who give to organizations has resulted in concerted harassment and defamation of those who the Left disagrees with. Organizations like Media Matters have made this bullying the centerpiece of many of their campaigns against 'dark money. Ironically, it was the NAACP who first won a case before the Supreme Court when the organization argued that in the face of a racist state gov't that to disclose who supported the group would lead to harassment and violence. Now the left wants that information so it can do the same. My response is if your right to vote is anonymous shouldn't your right to support that same right be just as anonymous.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette

    Excellent book. Far beyond my rating of it. But it's like reading law and the processes of law. Dense and convoluted by the very nature of its purposes. It's history for the 2010 and post 2010 legislation that has resulted in the most devious and the least civil "legal" propensities to undermine the 1st Amendment. This is a book that requires intense intellectual desire to understand the workings of the pay off and you are going to be ruined pay back if you aren't "correct" thinking. Swamp langua Excellent book. Far beyond my rating of it. But it's like reading law and the processes of law. Dense and convoluted by the very nature of its purposes. It's history for the 2010 and post 2010 legislation that has resulted in the most devious and the least civil "legal" propensities to undermine the 1st Amendment. This is a book that requires intense intellectual desire to understand the workings of the pay off and you are going to be ruined pay back if you aren't "correct" thinking. Swamp language formations taught, swamp reasoning for material "stuff" and swamp tone honed for reprisals if you aren't politicized as the "correct" people are. How all that has come down and remains, so far, legal approved. It's not fun to read. And it's frankly beyond depressing what has been done to the poorest and most civil Americans who just wanted home state or local responses to their needs. Especially within the IRS and other departments which have been one sided politicized and corrupted by this "reprisal" come uppence type of partisan loyalty using Alinsky techniques system. Under the guise of "transparency" yet. Our very FIRST Amendment!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brandon H.

    If there was ever an important book to read at this time in our nation's history, this is it!! I didn't realize just how deeply our American way of life is being threatened. It's clear to most that we are being threatened from Isis and other outside forces but not as many are recognizing the threats from within our own government and nation. In our nation's history, many have protested Nixon's Watergate scandal and Joseph McCarthy's red scare and rightly so. But what Kimberley Strassel reveals in If there was ever an important book to read at this time in our nation's history, this is it!! I didn't realize just how deeply our American way of life is being threatened. It's clear to most that we are being threatened from Isis and other outside forces but not as many are recognizing the threats from within our own government and nation. In our nation's history, many have protested Nixon's Watergate scandal and Joseph McCarthy's red scare and rightly so. But what Kimberley Strassel reveals in this well researched, fact based work is something far more sinister and deadly to our American freedoms and way of life. Most have probably heard of Hillary's email scandal and the Louis Lerner scandal at the I.R.S. but those scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. The abuse of power within the government is staggering and incredible. We are NOT a country of free speech anymore. I know that probably sounds like an extreme statement born of too many conspiratorial spy flicks and documentaries. But Kimberley Strassel does a brilliant job of ripping the cover off from what really goes on in many sectors of the government when it comes to free speech and how those actions affect the average American citizen. If you want a clear view of what is happening in our "free country" read this book! I hope it becomes a clarion call to all Americans to take back our freedom and rights from those who have abused their powerful positions and sought to erode our constitutional rights for their own political advantage.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

    Kimberly Strassel does a comprehensive job of documenting her case in an easy reading and interesting way. Her acknowledgements indicate she has diligently dug out the facts to support her premise. It is no surprise to this reader the extent to which our government and politicians will go and have gone to gain power and to influence the outcome of elections. We should all be alarmed at the attack being made on the first amendment to our Constitution, the freedom of speech. It is being done by bi Kimberly Strassel does a comprehensive job of documenting her case in an easy reading and interesting way. Her acknowledgements indicate she has diligently dug out the facts to support her premise. It is no surprise to this reader the extent to which our government and politicians will go and have gone to gain power and to influence the outcome of elections. We should all be alarmed at the attack being made on the first amendment to our Constitution, the freedom of speech. It is being done by bits and pieces so as not to raise awareness to what is actually taking place. Americans had better wake up before any further damage is done. Strassel makes a very compelling argument for this. Read this book as a first step.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Anne Crawford

    Buy it, read it, and weep.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Steve Peifer

    The point of this book is sound; small contributions to political campaigns should be private. Instead of letting her facts speak for her, she instead turns this into a partisan hatchet job which tells me that it isn't a serious book and her goal is not to educate but make money singing to her choir. The point of this book is sound; small contributions to political campaigns should be private. Instead of letting her facts speak for her, she instead turns this into a partisan hatchet job which tells me that it isn't a serious book and her goal is not to educate but make money singing to her choir.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Scott Larson

    On target Example after example of how the left uses disclosure laws to harass, intimidate and even jail those who disagree with the agenda. The final chapter offers real solutions to these tactics but right minded politicians would have to show some backbone. Yeah, sure thing.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carrie Ann

    It's scary what our government gets away with while we focus on the entertainment of "politics." Perhaps even scarier is many many people will find nothing wrong with these blatant government violations of people's first amendment rights. It's scary what our government gets away with while we focus on the entertainment of "politics." Perhaps even scarier is many many people will find nothing wrong with these blatant government violations of people's first amendment rights.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shelley Lane

    I would have given it five stars, but it was too depressing and upsetting. An eye-opener...

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    Amazing non-fiction book. Strassel shows “How Citizens United set off a wave of liberal harassment against conservative politicians; the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS; how Wisconsin prosecutors, state AGs, and a Democratic Congress shut down political activists and businesses; the politicization by the Obama administration of a host of government agencies including the FEC, FCC and the SEC” (from inside front cover) and more, such as targeting supporters of Prop 8 and demonizing the K Amazing non-fiction book. Strassel shows “How Citizens United set off a wave of liberal harassment against conservative politicians; the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS; how Wisconsin prosecutors, state AGs, and a Democratic Congress shut down political activists and businesses; the politicization by the Obama administration of a host of government agencies including the FEC, FCC and the SEC” (from inside front cover) and more, such as targeting supporters of Prop 8 and demonizing the Koch brothers who, it turns out, aren’t the “evil men” the left portrays them to be. The tactics we see today of the Left shouting at people in restaurants because they hold different opinions are really just a continuation of what the Left has been doing for years: aiming to shut down debate. Anyone who still believes that Obama was a good, transparent president needs to read this book to learn about the Obama administration’s abuses of power (which were covered up by mainstream media). More Americans need to be aware of this intimidation game so we can call it out as it continues to occur, such as when the Left tries to keep a good man from becoming a Supreme Court justice by ruining his good reputation with made- up accusations, or when Leftists smear the names of scientists (e.g. Art Hall, Roger Pielke Jr.) who don’t completely agree with climate change alarmist proposals. This book is a great argument for limited government, the First Amendment, and the right of Americans to form associations and participate in representative government. Great summary on the back cover: "Public shaming encouraged by leading political figures. Pre-dawn police raids. Federal agencies targeting groups and individuals, because of their political views. It's hard to believe these things are happening- and taking place with increasing frequency- in the United States. But they are. And in this searing indictment of the systematic attempt of the political Left to shut down political debates they cannot win- Kimberley Strassel provides the often-horrifying details. THE INTIMIDATION GAME is a shocking and assiduously well-reported chronicle of the illiberal tactics of the new progressives- and a must-read for anyone who wants to understand American politics today." -Stephen Hayes The author commented recently about this book: "It is THE tale of how D intimidation got rolling and perfected (IRS, Wisconsin John Doe), which has all new relevance in view of Kavanaugh." -Twitter, Nov. 9 “Government has a long and inglorious history of harassment- one reason why the country has an equally long and glorious tradition of anonymous speech.” -p. 36 “Disclosure is supposed to provide some public good, not provide a means by which to silence debate.” -p. 240 Eric O’Keefe (director of Wisconsin Club for Growth, a conservative group who supported Scott Walker) after a 3-year legal battle as the Left tried to silence him, learned this about the left: “‘This is a party that used to embrace freedom. But they’ve now abandoned the principles of Thomas Jefferson and adopted the tactics of Joseph Stalin...I talk to Democrats at the state capitol. A lot of them, they didn’t like these raids, or the sweeping warrants. But they are afraid of their own side, of getting ostracized or attacked themselves. And so when the legislature moves to reform the Doe law, something that everybody understands is good for the cause of liberty, every one of them votes against it...What the Founders understood is that you can’t have tyranny in a country if you have free speech. So ask yourself: Why does the left want to get rid of free speech?’” -p. 313 “Nixon’s ‘private enemies’ list was bad. Obama’s public ‘enemies list’ was arguably worse. Obama had used 2010 to alert and sic the IRS on Tea Party groups. But by calling out private citizens by name on his website, he was alerting and siccing every part of his government on Republican donors. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict people), the SEC (which can fine people), and the IRS (which can audit people) was clear: Donate money to Romney, and you are fair government game. The posting was also an APB to every liberal group and activist in the country to target those donors.” -p. 315 It is chilling to read about Obama going after names of those who supported his opponent, in order to get retribution: “Unlike senators or congressmen, presidents alone represent all Americans. Their powers- to jail, to fine, to bankrupt- are so vast as to require restraint. Any president who targets a private citizen for his politics is de facto engaged in government intimidation and threats.” -p. 323 Obama smeared private donors which led to expensive legal battles to clear their names. According to Frank VanderSloot, who was harassed by Obama for donating money to Romney: “‘It isn’t much different than the Middle Ages, really. They had the stocks, or a beheading. It’s done in public. They put you out there, so that everyone can see what happens when you do something they don’t like. They public watches and they think, ‘Well, he did X, and I’m never going to do X- because look at that.’ ...Public humiliation works if you let it.” -pp. 327-328 After Obama singled out (and lied about) the Koch brothers for their political donations: “‘It is an abuse of the president’s position and does a disservice to our nation for the president and his campaign to criticize private citizens simply for the act of engaging in their constitutional right of free speech about important matters of public policy.’” -p. 337 According to Mark Holden, who works for the Kochs: “‘It was all about making it costly for us, delegitimizing us. And I can see why. Groups like AFP, who spread the word about freedom, are a threat to the entire power structure of the Democratic Party. The left’s power is based on central control. We are the very opposite of that- limited central government, power to the people. And we are effective. So they’ll do anything to shut that up.’” -pp. 340-341 According to Fred Karger who encouraged harassment and intimidation of Prop 8 supporters: “‘One of my goals was to make it socially unacceptable to make these mega-donations that take away people’s rights. I want them to think twice before writing that check.’” -p. 351 (Wow! He freely admits that the purpose of encouraging harassment is intimidation and silencing of those who have different opinions.) Scary how the left is done with debate and wants to overthrow the First Amendment: “The left started its intimidation campaign by trying to silence a nonprofit here, a company there, a big donor here, a trade association there. But along the way it wrapped in small donors, and scholars, and scientists, and petition signers, and shareholders, and free-market professors, and grassroots groups. It was only a matter of time before it came to the obvious conclusion: Everybody has too much speech.” -pp. 362-363 But there is a better way than overthrowing the First Amendment: “The Founders had their own word for special interests: ‘factions.” They knew that factions- different strains of society, with different views about the country’s future- were a basic reality of a nation. Their answer to this tension wasn’t to crack down on one group or another, to have government balance the equation. Their answer was to set ‘faction against faction’ to inspire an explosion of debate. Each faction would have its opportunity to convince others of the rightness of its cause. And the citizens would decide, armed with more and better information.” -p. 365 “Years into their investigations, Republicans still don’t have all the IRS documents. They still don’t have the Benghazi documents. They still don’t have the Fast and Furious documents… Agencies… charge them huge fees. Departments sit on records, trickle them out, drag along proceedings in court. Their newest excuse for noncompliance is that they don’t even have the records. Why? Because their employees have been using private e-mail accounts. The entire concept of disclosure has in fact been flipped on its head. The American people know almost nothing about the working of government. Instead, disclosure is trained on the electorate, allowing the government to know everything about the political activities of Americans.” -p. 368 “It’s time to rethink disclosure laws. Those rules were put in place to hold politicians and parties accountable for the money they received and spent. It’s time to remove those disclosure requirements from independent political actors..All it does is strip independent political actors of the freedom to speak freely and without fear of retribution.” -p. 370-371 A horrifying tactic the left uses to silence conservatives: “One of the most horrifying examples occurred in Wisconsin where a liberal prosecutor was unhappy with Governor Scott Walker's union reforms. Under an obscure law, he launched a practically unheard of criminal probe into campaign finance violations of several conservative groups who had supported Walker's reforms. At the behest of this prosecutor, in one instance in a pre-dawn raid, police invaded the home of one such conservative who was away on a trip with his wife. Their teenager was home alone, the police put him in a room, refused to allow him to call an attorney or his family, and threatened him with jail time if he reported anything that happened. Several victims of these kinds of attacks mentioned to Strassel that they would "think twice" before they would participate in a conservative political cause again.” -summary by Brandon Showalter

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jameson

    Joseph Stalin once said: “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why should we let them have ideas?” I don’t have much interest in topical political books churned out to satisfy an immediate curiosity about this issue or that, but a dear friend whom I greatly admire recently gave me a copy of Kimberly Strassel’s The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, and since I am also a great admirer of Ms. Strassel, I dove in. In case you are unfamiliar Joseph Stalin once said: “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why should we let them have ideas?” I don’t have much interest in topical political books churned out to satisfy an immediate curiosity about this issue or that, but a dear friend whom I greatly admire recently gave me a copy of Kimberly Strassel’s The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech, and since I am also a great admirer of Ms. Strassel, I dove in. In case you are unfamiliar with her work, Kimberly Strassel is a journalist and editorial board member for the Wall Street Journal, where she writes a weekly column called “Potomac Watch.” She also appears regularly on Fox News. Right-wing pundits, both on television and in print, have been railing against the attempts to stifle free speech, condemning various radical groups’ use of violence (think Antifa, Black Lives Matter, B[oycott]D[ivest]S[anction], a confusing plethora of other far left extremists) whether on college campuses, or on the streets of Washington, DC or Portland or wherever. And like many of President Trump’s tweets, those mindless and violent protests tend to suck up all the attention. As Ms. Strassel eloquently shows in The Intimidation Game, those slack-jawed protestors are just a meaningless nuisance; the real threat is much quieter, much more insidious, much more duplicitous, and far more powerful. How powerful? How do you feel about Joseph Stalin? Your right to freedom of speech, as expressed in the First Amendment, doesn’t just mean that you have the individual right to stand on a box and harangue passersby with your views, or write an opinion piece in your local paper. It doesn’t just protect the rights of neo-Nazi wingnuts to strut around espousing hateful and moronic racist beliefs, or the rights of equally hateful Antifa or BDS or BLM types to march with equally hateful racist anti-Semitic or anti-police posters provided by wealthy backers, as long as both sides refrain from violence (and a good rule of thumb to remember is that the moment anyone or any group has to wear masks and resort to violence, it means they have nothing intelligent to say). Your First Amendment right to freedom of speech, as laid out in multiple Supreme Court decisions (Citizens United, NAACP vs Alabama, Bates vs Little Rock, McIntyre vs Ohio Elections Commission, as well as lower court rulings such as Mobley vs Harmon) also protects and guarantees your right to donate money to a cause or candidate or party whose views you agree with, and to be able to do so without fear of retaliation from anyone. Furthermore, as multiple lower and Supreme Court decisions have spelled out, it also protects your right to band together with your neighbors and other like-minded individuals to create a group to try and influence government as you see fit. And that last is where Kimberley Strassel’s book begins. Lois Lerner (late of the IRS) was just the arrogant and ugly tip of the iceberg. As anyone knows who watched any of the news at that time (2013-2014) she and others in the putatively non-political and unbiased IRS effectively shut down numerous conservative non-profit groups by denying or delaying applications with tactics like stonewalling, holding in mothballs, demanding endless redundant iterations of forms and questionnaires and itemized lists of everything you can imagine, plus a bunch of stuff you would never dream of. The IRS and the merry Ms. Lerner had this power because, by law, the moment you form a group and begin to raise money or spend money, you have to account for those sums to the IRS and pay taxes, whether all you are doing is having posters made up for a rally, or buying food for the homeless in your small town, or whatever, and none of the groups that began to spontaneously spring up across the country had that kind of money. If your group “operates primarily to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community” (the IRS’s words) you fall into the non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(4) category. Simple, right? Let’s say your state’s public utility company starts a fire that burns down much of the northern part of your state. Let’s say your state legislature decides to bail out the utility company by allowing them to raise their rates, already the highest in the nation, making taxpayers foot the bill for the utility company’s negligence. You form a group dedicated to the belief that it is for the common good not to have your rates raised even higher. The IRS can’t prove fighting taxes or rate hikes isn’t for the common good, so your tax-exempt status should be a shoo-in, right? But with the ever charming and delightful Ms. Lerner at the helm, your application for tax-exemption can be buried indefinitely. How indefinitely? Just so you understand how your right to freedom of speech is being denied and your voice silenced, some of the conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status back in 2009 are still waiting for their paperwork to be processed. And that’s just the beginning. What Kimberley Strassel does is lay out, clearly and simply, with her customary fine writing, the step-by-step process, connecting the dots along the way, showing just how far up the progressive political food chain that corruption goes (because many of those folks are still in power and still devoted to making sure you keep your mouth shut). Is this a book by and for conservatives? Oh no. Let’s assume you are a far-left progressive socialist who dreams of an America where the government handles all the money and doles it out as the various governmental bureaucracies see fit. You better read Kimberley Strassel’s book, because the dirty tactics that were and are being used against the right might be turned against you someday. The same bureaucracies that were weaponized against conservatives under the Obama administration could equally be weaponized by the current administration. And that is probably the worst condemnation of the progressive left that can possibly be made: a complete absence of forethought. Consider the current Supreme Court hearings that are causing such anguish on the left. Harry Reid and the Democrats were more interested in getting what they wanted in the short term, rather than thinking about what was best for the country in the long term, and they changed the rules for Senate approval of a nominee from a required sixty votes to the current fifty-one. Now they are howling because Republicans are using the rules Harry Reid forced through. Politicizing and weaponizing the government is an evil right out of Stalin’s playbook, no matter who does it. Just read The Intimidation Game.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bob Ryan

    This is the most significant book I'm going to read this year. I've been a person in favor of disclosure in political finance laws. In this book Strassel makes the case against disclosure. Public disclosure, she claims, has not resulted in better government but has given the political Left a set of tools to harass and intimidate future donors to political causes. The first half of the book is about the IRS actively suppressing the creation of TEA party groups in 2013 and 2014. The IRS was led by This is the most significant book I'm going to read this year. I've been a person in favor of disclosure in political finance laws. In this book Strassel makes the case against disclosure. Public disclosure, she claims, has not resulted in better government but has given the political Left a set of tools to harass and intimidate future donors to political causes. The first half of the book is about the IRS actively suppressing the creation of TEA party groups in 2013 and 2014. The IRS was led by Lois Lerner, who before she came to the IRS worked at the Federal Elections Commission. Lerner, at the behest of a group of Democratic senators and speeches from President Obama was able to delay non-profit applications of dozens of TEA Party groups for several years. That story was well reported in the press, what is additionally disclosed in the book is the cover up of the story by IRS supervisors, including the current commissioner and the President, who claimed he learned of the story by reading about it in the newspapers. During 2013 and 2014 IRS officials visited the White House hundreds of times, presumably to hand deliver lists of donors to the TEA party groups requested by the IRS in their approval process. There's some great reporting in these chapters and everything is well documented. The second half of the book is highlighted by the story of the midnight raids in Wisconsin in 2013. Democratic prosecutors were using state law on political campaign laws to conduct raids on personal residences of people they identified as conspiring to help Governor Scott Walker get elected and then re-elected. What made the raids more onerous was that search warrants were accompanied with "gag rules" that forbade the victims with even discussing the raids with their attorneys. Law enforcement offices confiscated computers, paper files, cell phones and other personal property in these raids and held them for months. In fact, the story itself wasn't heard for months because of the "gag rules". Finally brave Wisconsin citizens talked to attorneys and the efforts of the Democratic prosecutors began to fall apart. It took until 2015 for the various charges to be defeated at a cost of thousands of dollars to the people involved. In the final chapters Strassel includes President Obama's own attempt to intimidate political enemies. He did so in 2012 by actually naming a dozen businessmen who had been targeted, based on donor lists obtained from the IRS, as supporters of Republican causes. Once identified they became targets of the IRS, EPA, Labor Dept. and other Federal agencies. There are several other examples in the book of how the SEC, the FEC and Congress have attempted to intimidate their political enemies. Strassel concludes the best solution to the problem is no disclosure of donors to these political organizations. The lists cannot remain private in our technological age and they've become hammers to beat on donors who gave money with the best of intentions. She has changed my mind and I intend to buy a copy and give it to my Republican Congressman. A truly great book for the politically minded

  18. 4 out of 5

    Reader

    I would have rated it higher if it didn't have foul language in it. I would have rated it higher if it didn't have foul language in it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    thewanderingjew

    My advice to all and sundry: READ THIS BOOK BEFORE YOU VOTE! Then think carefully, review the options and consequences of your selection because it will influence the state of America for decades to come. If one party hijacks the system to the detriment of the other, there will no longer be a viable two-party system or a workable democracy. Too many people are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, and sadly, they seem disinterested because it may not affect them directly, in the present mom My advice to all and sundry: READ THIS BOOK BEFORE YOU VOTE! Then think carefully, review the options and consequences of your selection because it will influence the state of America for decades to come. If one party hijacks the system to the detriment of the other, there will no longer be a viable two-party system or a workable democracy. Too many people are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, and sadly, they seem disinterested because it may not affect them directly, in the present moment, or they don’t understand the consequences of the slippery slope developing. This well known and well respected Wall Street Journal reporter lifts the curtain and exposes the back-handed tactics most of us are never privy to, and therefore we do not realize what is determining the direction of our country or the mood of the people who are disaffected.. Strassel examines the First Amendment to the Constitution with regard to freedom of speech, she looks at the way politicians use manipulative tactics to alter only the way corporations can donate money, but then they ignore the way unions do, the way they use the IRS as a personal arm to explore, illegally, the records of 501(c)(3) companies, seeks to curb free speech by trying to pass a law to force the disclosure of donors to certain groups so they can be attacked for political purposes, and uses other subtle and secret methods which are really frightening to contemplate in the long run. Strassel covers the tactics used by some politicians to manipulate the participants in many conservative organizations by 1-falsely accusing them of interfering in politics, 2-demanding their records, present and past, that they have no right to demand, 3-creating divisiveness and a general atmosphere of fear because of the governments support of their tactics and the governments inordinate ability to punish, gag and keep those falsely accused hanging for months and even years on end, 4-spreading false innuendos with abandon about anyone who opposes them in order to humiliate them and their families and associates, and 5- by stalling any actual action to adjudicate the issues which ultimately unfairly gives these progressive operatives the upper hand. The aim of those involved in this behavior seems to be to abort our democracy in an explicit effort to gain the advantage, even when they know their cause and their effort walks the thin line between acceptable and unacceptable, immoral and moral, truth and lie, constitutional and unconstitutional. Some of the people who do this are well known, for example Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer. They drag out the phony implied issues in order to create disinterest and distract everyone from the real issues. By planting false narratives they create false scandals, by using defamatory terms over and over, they define issues and people improperly. The lemmings simply follow in their footsteps lockstep, and their victims are left to swing in the wind and suffer the costs and consequences of their undignified, unethical and sometimes illegal betrayals of our constitution, which has previously made us the greatest and most successful country in the world. The power is always with the party in power, if that party changes, do those same people want to suffer the slings and arrows of their own doing. The system is so hijacked that people, innocent people and businesses, small and large, are afraid to speak out, afraid to be targeted by a party that has lost their moral compass in favor of winning at all costs, even when they know they are lying, cheating, behaving illegally, even unconstitutionally, and in some cases criminally, by remaining unified in their poor and shameful conduct, supporting each other regardless of the message they hear. Sadly, many in our government, schools (teachers and students alike) and courts are just as biased and self-motivated with self-interest. They refuse to think honestly about their actions and refuse to try and learn anything new about issues that might jeopardize the candidate their party runs (or their particular project), even when that candidate is unprepared, unfit, inexperienced and often has a criminal record and his proposals are unjust. But don’t take my word for it. Before you try to contradict the messenger, as so many tend to do with shouts and calls for boycotts, with name calling and civil protests, read the information widely available for yourself, and then decide. If you still choose to perpetuate the scandals that have been largely created, sometimes out of thin air, if you still will not speak out for justice because at the moment you are on the receiving end and are profiting from it, then you will be responsible for what you sow. Sadly, those you hurt will also be damaged by what you reap in the process. One candidate may say things inartfully, but one has already done things inartfully. If the presentation of the message is more important than the message, then our electorate has been kidnapped by this new world of technology with its sound bites and 24 hour news coverage. If oppositional opinion or preference is silenced by a corrupt administration, which will then continue to rule for years to come, in one form or another, and we all don’t hold ourselves to a higher standard exposing those tactics, our lower standards will not only defeat worthy candidates, but will defeat what we know as America. This book exposes the sometimes underhanded methods used by those who represent us. It exposes the practice of using sinister methods to intimidate, and therefore stop opposition. Laws have been enacted and individuals have been targeted with unfounded threats and law suits in an effort to prevent any effective opposition, and all this is being done in plain sight with those who are doing it very aware that their lawsuits are trivial and their behavior is unworthy. Simply put, they realize that a lie told often enough is often believed and they have raised the act of lying to an art form. The law allows those with the power to blackmail their victims, and then the law actually forbids their victims from going public by threatening them with incarceration and character assassination. These tactics have been successful, and so they continue. Our educators no longer seem to want to stimulate intellectual discussion in the classroom, but rather they present one-sided views on most subjects and issues, often taking unprecedented political positions. Those with the bully pulpit have the administration firmly in their corner, an administration willing to defy the constitution to further its agenda. Therefore, it is fairly easy for them to tip the scales in their favor and possibly steal elections which, after reading the book, will definitely seem rigged to most readers. The dilemma is that they are not rigged in the traditionally understood meaning of being rigged, and so the spin often blinds our citizens to the truth. Does anyone consider what will happen if the power ever changes hands? Our citizens are influenced by the constant attention paid to subjects that arouse emotion rather than intellectual and meaningful thought, and the use of famous athletes and entertainment giants who may know less than the voters and who do not share their interests but feather their own nests by supporting candidates who then shower them with favors and positive attention. They listen only to the sound bites of those who speak with a gift of gab and possibly are more charismatic, those who may say do as I say and not as I do, They are not encouraged to do their own research, and they often prefer to support their own personal agenda over the needs of their country, and therefore they continue to vote without thought about a future for themselves or America. They are simply seeking immediate gratification for their own needs and often that is simply a hand-out rather than a hand-up. The “me” generation has reappeared in a hybrid form which is far more dangerous than it once was because it has no idea of what will happen next and does not care. The pot calls the kettle black and that pot is on fire, but no one has the courage to put it out. Before you judge me or the author, read the book and judge for yourself. Learn both sides of the issues. Do not just go off into the sunset like so many Democrats and Progressives, Conservatives and Republicans do, singing lalalala…it may spell your country’s swan song.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Al

    Kimberley Strassel is an outstanding columnist and commentator at the WSJ, and she has written a book that deserves to be widely read and taken to heart. Although opinionated, she is not a right wing crazy. Her thesis, amply documented, is that our government, in its many agencies, bureaus, and even the legislature itself, has engaged in an ongoing effort under the misleading guise of "seeking transparency" to determine who, corporations and individuals, are contributing to charitable or educat Kimberley Strassel is an outstanding columnist and commentator at the WSJ, and she has written a book that deserves to be widely read and taken to heart. Although opinionated, she is not a right wing crazy. Her thesis, amply documented, is that our government, in its many agencies, bureaus, and even the legislature itself, has engaged in an ongoing effort under the misleading guise of "seeking transparency" to determine who, corporations and individuals, are contributing to charitable or educational organization of conservative/Republican bent. Once known, these people and the organizations themselves have been systematically harassed in an attempt to intimidate them from further public support of their principles. I think most Americans have been at least somewhat aware of what may have seemed like isolated instances of this (e.g., the IRS/Lois Lerner harassment of, and concerted failure to process applications from prospective 501 (C)s who represent other than liberal interests). What's new and different here is the collecting of so many different examples in one place. In sum, it's an eye-opening demonstration of the pervasiveness of the intimidation which is occurring in so many different areas of the government. Warning: The book is somewhat lengthy at almost 400 pages, and because it's not written as a screed (like so many political books are), it's serious reading. But stay with it, because the weight of Ms. Strassel's evidence is persuasive and scary.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Abbey

    When I first heard of this book, I thought it would be addressing main stream media and the "villainization" of conservative ideas. Instead, this book tackled a conspiracy is heard about in passing but didn't know the details of--the IRS targeting scheme and campaign finance laws. I learned so much from this book that most of the country has either ignored, never heard about, or knowingly swept under the rug. Strassell addresses how "disclosure laws" seem righteous on the surface, but actual pro When I first heard of this book, I thought it would be addressing main stream media and the "villainization" of conservative ideas. Instead, this book tackled a conspiracy is heard about in passing but didn't know the details of--the IRS targeting scheme and campaign finance laws. I learned so much from this book that most of the country has either ignored, never heard about, or knowingly swept under the rug. Strassell addresses how "disclosure laws" seem righteous on the surface, but actual promote he intimidation and harassment of private citizens who have the gall to speak against their government. While this book is very clearly partisan, the points made are also not wrong and clearly researched. I will definitely be keeping this book in future political discussions and observations.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kaushik Iyer

    Fascinating to read as a work of rhetorical craft. I disagree with many of Strassel's views and found many of her comparisons to be false equivalencies, but it's certainly an interesting work of political analysis. Even if you disagree completely with her, I'd still recommend you read the book, if only to build a deeper understanding for how folks on the other side feel about this issue and to understand the ideological foundation for their views. Fascinating to read as a work of rhetorical craft. I disagree with many of Strassel's views and found many of her comparisons to be false equivalencies, but it's certainly an interesting work of political analysis. Even if you disagree completely with her, I'd still recommend you read the book, if only to build a deeper understanding for how folks on the other side feel about this issue and to understand the ideological foundation for their views.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    This is a wake up call for Americans....it shows how phrasing an argument can make such a difference in how it is perceived.....how cutting off someones right to freely express themselves doesn't do any of us any good. Even if only 1/2 of what is discussed here is true, we must step up our advocacy for 1st Amendment rights in America. This is a wake up call for Americans....it shows how phrasing an argument can make such a difference in how it is perceived.....how cutting off someones right to freely express themselves doesn't do any of us any good. Even if only 1/2 of what is discussed here is true, we must step up our advocacy for 1st Amendment rights in America.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sierra Hunt

    2.5 stars. I am not a political person at all. I try to stay as far away from the subject as possible. This is definitely not a book I would have chosen to read on my own. But I needed it for a reading challenge of read a book from an opposite political viewpoint than your own. When I’m forced to pick a side, I loosely choose democrat and this book is awfully anti-democrat so it worked. It was kind of interesting, but honestly most of it went over my head. Even after reading a whole huge chunk o 2.5 stars. I am not a political person at all. I try to stay as far away from the subject as possible. This is definitely not a book I would have chosen to read on my own. But I needed it for a reading challenge of read a book from an opposite political viewpoint than your own. When I’m forced to pick a side, I loosely choose democrat and this book is awfully anti-democrat so it worked. It was kind of interesting, but honestly most of it went over my head. Even after reading a whole huge chunk of the book about it, I still have no idea what ALEC is, so that made that part a bit tough to get through and I left the book feeling kind of overwhelmed about how much I don’t know about how our government works. It was a little bit dry at times just cause nonfiction. It was also a little bit repetitive sometimes, which I get cause she’s just giving multiple examples to support her argument, but sometimes that made it seem more like an essay than a novel. But it’s scary and frustrating that all this stuff is happening to people and there’s nothing that can be done to stop it. But what’s really scary is that this is her case about the horrors that happened under Obama’s reign as president, but look at who’s president now. I’m sure that everything that he’s doing is a thousand times worse. This is why I stay as far away from politics as possible. The things I didn’t like about this book weren’t necessarily the book’s fault – this just isn’t a subject I’m interested in. I didn’t love this, but it was a good deal more enjoyable than it could have been.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Thorkell Ottarsson

    Even though I'm to left in politics I do like reading books by the right to better understand their views. I'm also often very critical of the left, which has its problems. I do however not like books that are one sided and has a clear political agenda and paints one side as evil and the other as good. I hate when left wing writers do this and I hate it just as much when right wing writers do it. Kimberley Strassel does make some good points here, like why it is OK that unions give money to the l Even though I'm to left in politics I do like reading books by the right to better understand their views. I'm also often very critical of the left, which has its problems. I do however not like books that are one sided and has a clear political agenda and paints one side as evil and the other as good. I hate when left wing writers do this and I hate it just as much when right wing writers do it. Kimberley Strassel does make some good points here, like why it is OK that unions give money to the left but not OK that big businesses give to the right. That's fair. She also goes though the story of the the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS, which is a horrifying story of government misuse of its power and a great example of how dangerous it is when people believe that there is only one truth (theirs) and their calling is to save people and the country from their wrong views. But then she starts ranting about evil Obama and evil left and oh so good Republicans who are only trying to do what is right and never play unfairly. How can someone who lives in USA have such a one sided view of what is happening there? Does she only get her news from Fox News? This is as one sided as it gets. I have no idea why it is rated so high. My guess is that only right wingers have read the book and they love it since she is preaching to the choir.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bobbi

    It is a good book for people of conservative political views. I don't think that anyone from liberal political views would like it. it goes in depth in recent history to explain why things happened the wayntheyndid. Various politicians are mentioned and goes into detail to tell what happens to some of them. It is a good book for people of conservative political views. I don't think that anyone from liberal political views would like it. it goes in depth in recent history to explain why things happened the wayntheyndid. Various politicians are mentioned and goes into detail to tell what happens to some of them.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Josh Lovvorn

    I expected more than just “why the left is hypocritical on campaign finance.” There’s a lot to talk about and she seemed to only focus on that aspect. If the title had been more clear I would have skipped.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Bobbie

    Amazing to read how much effort liberals put into shutting down opposing speech. REminds me of what Sydney Harris said: “One way to distinguish truth from all its counterfeits is by its modesty: truth demands only to be heard among others while its counterfeits demand others be silenced.”

  29. 5 out of 5

    skip thurnauer

    This I one of the most frightening books I've read in some time. Not Stephen King scary, but personally scary because it exposes threats to the First Amendment that could be applied against any one of us for expressing our opinion or contributing to a campaign or organization. The First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peac This I one of the most frightening books I've read in some time. Not Stephen King scary, but personally scary because it exposes threats to the First Amendment that could be applied against any one of us for expressing our opinion or contributing to a campaign or organization. The First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Strassel presents countless examples of how the freedom of speech of average Americans has been threatened, persecuted, or intimidated. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but these accounts are indeed chilling. The press reported (while downplaying the story) on the behavior of "rogue" operators in the Cincinnati office of the IRS who had been hounding conservative organizations and delaying their applications for tax-exempt status. Strassel reports how the actions of the so-called rogues was directed by the head of the department, Lois Lerner, coordinated with Federal Election Commission and the Judicial Department. If not directed by higher up administration executives, it was at least encouraged through numerous speeches, executive office pronouncements, and lists of companies and individuals who supported opposition causes or candidates. Lerner took the 5th when questioned and her computer records were conveniently destroyed when her computer crashed. Then there were the early morning raids by assault rifle-armed state police on citizens of Wisconsin. One teenager, at home alone, was not allowed to call his parents, neighboring grandparents, or an attorney under penalty of being thrown in jail when his home was invaded and the family's computers, phones, and files were confiscated by the state militia. The cases dragged on for years and resulted in vindication of virtually all of the targets of the state probes, but at what cost to the individuals who were persecuted and to the state that paid for it? There are many, many examples of other individuals, companies, and organizations who have been targeted for intimidation, all in the cause of limiting their freedom of expression. What is particularly chilling is that young people on college campuses today believe that stifling opposition speech is necessary and should be strongly, even violently enforced. What will happen to free speech when these people have the keys to freedom of expression? I'm not paranoid, but will this review or a contribution I've made to a candidate or cause make me the object of hate email, picketing, or malicious destruction of my property? Intimidators believe they are "fighting the 'good and moral fight' and any voice that [opposes] that fight needs to be eliminated." Strassel concludes "Mostly, it's time for Americans to speak up. The intimidation game only works if its targets let it... The Constitution guarantees certain liberties... every American has an obligation to demand those rights, to exercise them... to strengthen them."

  30. 5 out of 5

    JeffJefferson53

    The Inquisition of the Conservative Isolationsist... The death of the debate... I consider myself apolitical because I have never voted. I am also Canadian so the US Government system and players is generally not best understood or familiar with me. I am learning. This is a challenging part of reading this book, for me. I primarily come from a democratically influenced family but I have always seen politicians as vipers. I do love Constitutional Rights and I love America because of the Constituti The Inquisition of the Conservative Isolationsist... The death of the debate... I consider myself apolitical because I have never voted. I am also Canadian so the US Government system and players is generally not best understood or familiar with me. I am learning. This is a challenging part of reading this book, for me. I primarily come from a democratically influenced family but I have always seen politicians as vipers. I do love Constitutional Rights and I love America because of the Constitution. I see that document as the force that evolved all the rights worldwide that we can cherish. So what was I thinking when I picked up this book... I thought the book was more current instead of being 5-6 years dated. I thought the 1st Ammendment violations in this book were going to be against 'far-right' conspiracy activists. I am familiar with the 'far-right' myself. For the most, I do not think that they are far-right but I agree with a lot that is against the political corruption establishment. I agree to call it what it is, a swamp. This book was surprising because there was no mention of any censorship of far-right conspiracists. Just regular conservatives... This books setting is primarily the Obama Administration. The plot of the book is the DISCLOSE Act which limits finances into political speech. Cut the money and cut the speech. This Act was designed by Washington to cut political corruption in Washington. It sounded nice about transparancy. The biggest case is Obama weaponizing the IRS to attack Conservative groups like Tea Party organizations. These groups were mostly small grass root organizations. Obama uses the IRS, FEC, FCC, DOJ, SEC to target citizens that opposes him. He doxxes people directly for attack or uses George Soros Organizations to doxx, leak and attack anyone that speaks against the agenda. Obama was saying that the right has 'dark money' into elections so we need this transparency, but he does the exact same thing. All these left-wing organizations are run by George Soros. He didn't want foreign money to enter the elections while he took foreign money for his campaign. Hillary Clinton also took world government money into her Foundation which she used for her campaign. They are concerned with political donation disclosures that are of $5,000 - $10,000, which shows that they are targeting citizens who support what is against them. Obama censored insurance company critics of Obamacare. He sent George Soro's activists after them. They silenced the climate change debate. Any educational facility that is against the climate agenda results in massive financial expenses and other troubles. They lie about a lot of people by saying they are anti-gay. This happened to the Target CEO because he supported the wrong side. The company had a 100% pro-gay labour policy rating but was targeted vicisously for being anti-gay because the media pushed it. The book provides a good depth of examples of illegal gag orders, failure to provide legal representation to citizens, including minors. The funny part is that the Obama Administration was operating by private emails to escape FOIA. Hillary Clinton was not the only one. They were all doing it. So corrupt. That administration was the most corrupt in the history of the US.

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