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Tyranny Watch: The IRS

28 February 2012 @ 08:02

ITEM: The IRS Targets The TEA Parties

From Big Government, Colleen Owens reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to the Drudge Report]

In January and February of this year, the Internal Revenue Service began sending out letters to various local Tea Parties across the country. Mailed from the same Cincinnati, Ohio IRS office, these letters have reached Tea Parties in Virginia, Hawaii, Ohio, and Texas (we are hearing of more daily). There are several common threads to these letters: all are requesting more information from these independent Tea Parties in regard to their nonprofit 501(c)(4) applications (for this type of nonprofit, donations are not deductible). While some of the requests are reasonable, much of them are strikingly onerous and, dare I say, Orwellian in nature.
What are local Tea Partiers to think with requests like “Please identify your volunteers” or “are there board members or officers who have run or will run for office (including relatives)”? What possible reason would the IRS have for Tea Parties to “name your donors” when said donations are non-deductible? These are just a few of the questions asked by the IRS in these letters, and one cannot help but suspect an intrinsic threat encompassing all these demands.

The other question is the timing of these IRS letters requesting reams of copies and hundreds of hours of work and potentially thousands of dollars in accounting/legal fees (all due in two weeks). Some of these Tea Party groups have not received anything concerning their nonprofit status since 2010 prior to these letters.

Many Tea Party boards are afraid to speak out publicly about these intrusive requests because of fear of being personally targeted and singled out by the IRS. This is especially scary to citizens of modest incomes that don’t have the financial means to hire accountants or tax attorneys. And that is probably the point. Cower and fade away, or face possible persecution at the hands of government bureaucrats.

This is just the first strike, the first overt attack, in what will be an all-out effort by the Left to steal the election through intimidation, stretching of the law, and violence.

  1. Adobe Walls permalink
    28 February 2012 @ 09:14 09:14

    Resistance is not futile. I caught John Stosssel’s special on how many of us are criminals in this country. What struck me was in all of the examples of legal abuse he cited non of the victims of government over reach used unconventional means to strike back, yet more and more government agencies use swat teams to raid guitar makers and raw milk producers. Apparently the State recognizes the danger of continuing to kick the dog that doesn’t bite, wonder when the dog figures that out.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      28 February 2012 @ 14:27 14:27

      That’s why we dogs have to turn into cats. They would have already figured things out and bitten back.

  2. M. Thompson permalink
    29 February 2012 @ 00:33 00:33


    Do I need to say more?

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