Bob Beauprez

The announcement of a deal that enshrined Iran's nuclear program left some critics (including this one) wondering what part of "Death to America" the Obama White House didn't understand? This is after all, the same Iran that only last July, the State Department once again identified as the planet's leading state-sponsor of terrorism. But, we now learn that the administration had bigger fish to fry than the nuke-obsessed Iranian Ayatollahs.

For a least a year, the full force of the federal government has been diligently focused on bringing to justice a racketeering gang within our very own borders – piano teachers.

In the following expose, the Wall Street Journal's Kim Strassel gives insight as to why the administration couldn't give a whit about the far off Iranians when right under our very noses the likes of people like Mrs. Nelson (who tried her very best to teach me the art of the ivory key board) have been…wait for it…conspiring in "anti-competitive practices" for nigh on a century and a half.

Thank God, our federal government has finally exposed the dastardly deeds and brought this heinous bunch of malcontents to their knees.

I jest, of course. This is but the latest in a very long list of government-gone-completely-mad examples that have become far too common with this White House. Just ask any member of a Tea Party group.

Below is Ms. Strassel's complete column:

Piano Sonata in FTC Minor

Wall Street Journal

November 28, 2013

Teddy Roosevelt busted Standard Oil. The Obama administration? It's making the world safe from rapacious piano teachers.

Every month, it seems, brings a new story of this presidency leveling the intimidating powers of the federal government against some law-abiding citizen. Now comes a terrifying tale of how the Federal Trade Commission, a governmental Goliath, crushes an average David—because it can.

In March of this year, a small nonprofit in Cincinnati—the Music Teachers National Association—received a letter from the FTC. The agency was investigating whether the association was engaged in, uh, anticompetitive practices.

Bob Beauprez

Bob Beauprez is a former Member of Congress and is currently the editor-in-chief of A Line of Sight, an online policy resource. Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Beauprez was a dairy farmer and community banker. He and his wife Claudia reside in Lafayette, Colorado. You may contact him at: