Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court this week that she faces the possibility of death threats if her role in the tax agency’s tea party-targeting becomes public, and asked a judge to forever seal her upcoming deposition in a class-action lawsuit brought by hundreds of groups that were targeted.
Mr. Lerner and Holly Paz, another figure from the IRS tea party targeting, told the judge they’ve already faced “harassment and death threats” before, and said they fear another media firestorm if their version of events from the tea party targeting were to become public.
The two women said they are willing to testify, but said they could be putting “their lives in serious jeopardy.”You used the power of the government against innocent civilians who simply disagreed with you politically. Your actions gave them no recourse. You and your bosses made sure you didn't suffer any accountability for your actions, and you skated off scot-free with your six-figure pension, leaving behind the victims of your actions helpless and hopeless.
Death threats are appropriate at this time. This is what happens when you use the government to abuse people and walk away with no consequences. There WILL be consequences, of one form or another. Remove the ability for people to hold you responsible through the courts, and they'll find other ways to hold you responsible.
Personally, if Lois Lerner spent the rest of her life in hiding, afraid to go out in the light of day for fear of people hunting her down, it wouldn't bother me one single bit. Sic semper tyrannis.