The ongoing refrain of Republicans like Ted Cruz or John Boehner is that President Obama seeks to impose a dictatorship upon America and stifle the voices of freedom. His policies are portrayed as dictatorial and lacking in respect for individual rights. This has resulted in American voices for freedom to fight tenaciously for the right of free speech. Just check Fox News each night for those who stand for the right to oppose tyranny as represented by the figure of Barack Obama. Congressman Daniel Issa held still another hearing about the IRS and its war against Christianity and the Republican party. Once again IRS official, Lois Lerner, was being bullied about efforts by the IRS to prevent organizations which ostensibly were non-political to engage in political action efforts. Finally, Mrs. Lerner invoked the 5th Amendment. This led Issa to once again shout and threaten the woman.
Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings became tired of the assault upon Mrs. Lerner and took the microphone to explain his objections to the Issa line of questioning. At this point Congressman Issa cut off the microphone and ended the hearing. When Democrats complained to House Speaker John Boehner about this violation of freedom of speech, the defender of freedom of speech for Republicans made clear his support for Issa in halting Democrats from speaking!
Such is life in the bastion of freedom, Republicans in Congress