Justin Binik-Thomas is the new face of the enemy of the state? Hardly.
Mr. Binik-Thomas spoke with Greta VanSusteren on May 15th, 2013. This unassuming Cincinnati Tea Party member represents himself and our movement well as he asks some very simple questions that our government refuses to answer. Why did the IRS single him out and include his name on a questionnaire sent to another Tea Party group seeking tax-exempt status? What information are they keeping on him? Will it affect his business and livelihood? Considering the IRS involvement in implementing and enforcing Obamacare rules and regulations, will this affect his ability to keep his personal health information confidential? Will this affect his ability to receive health care if he is considered a danger of some kind? We can only imagine the worst because the government refuses to give him an answer.
Notwithstanding the egregious violation to his individual rights, this is a great reminder of the power of the individual. An honest regular guy persecuted by a powerful government can help open the eyes of the sleepy masses and a disinterested media when he is unafraid to stand and be heard. What was intended by this government to chill the spirit of the individual into submission has backfired.