There is so much wrong with the IRS scandal at so many levels, it’s almost hard to know where to start.

It goes way beyond abuse of power, although it certainly is that.

It is, as Newt said this morning on Morning Joe, “culturally sick” (emphasis added):

“[Obama] also owes every tea party in America, every group called patriot, every group that wants to study the Constitution an apology,” Gingrich said. “How can you have an American government profile against the word patriot? I mean, there’s something culturally sick if the American government says ‘Boy, you put that word constitution in your name, we’re going to come after you.’ Again, this isn’t an administration that is shocked at the idea of profiling for terrorism but apparently had an entire part of the IRS that was profiling for patriotism. I find that to be very, very chilling in terms of our political liberty.”

This is part of the world view raised on the radical education which permeates our higher education system — and increasingly our lower education system — which views the United States as the greatest problem in the world, which seeks to snuff out patriotism, which considers teaching about the Constitution and Bill of Rights at best quaint and at worst a racist dog whistle seeking a return to slavery.

After the proverbial seven years of college, all they know is to demonize and target patriots and those who want to educate others about the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

If you have the slightest doubt, read through the Saturday Night Card Game series and College Insurrection.

This cultural sickness needs to be the focus, not just the actions of individuals at the IRS who are products of that cultural sickness.