Obama’s IRS on warpath against tea parties

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Obama’s IRS on warpath against tea parties:
http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/obamas-irs-on-warpath-against-tea-parties/

The situation developed recently as the local tea party groups submitted paperwork for their federal status designations, in some cases as nonprofits. The IRS responded in what apparently is a coordinated campaign with questions including one for the names and contact information for relatives of board members.

The result is that the American Center for Law and Justice has agreed to represent the groups in their responses to the IRS.

There already are dozens of groups involved, and ACLJ chief Jay Sekulow told WND that he expects that total to rise quickly.

“There are certain questions that are outside the bounds,” he told WND. “They’re invasive, they violate free speech and association. Those questions will not be addressed.”

And what kind of questions are they? Some examples:

  1. Do you directly or indirectly communicate with members of legislative bodies? If so, provide copies of the written communications and contents of other forms of communications.
  2. Please describe the associate group members and their role with your organization in further detail. (a) How does your organization solicit members? (b) What are the questions asked of potential members? (c) What are the selection criteria for approval? (d) Do you limit membership to other organizations exempt under 501(c)(4) of the Code? (e) Provide the name, employer identification number, and address of the organizations.
  3. Do you have a close relationship with any candidate for public office or political party? If so describe fully the nature of that relationship.

And there are more people reporting more than that:

According to a letter posted online by Fox News, the IRS is demanding printed copies of organization Web pages, newsletters, bulletins, flyers, newsletters, social networking sites, officer rosters and revenues and expenditures.

“Have you expressly endorsed or oppose (sic) candidates for public office or slates of candidates at public events, on your website, on your radio show or You Tube page, in your literature or in any other forum? Do you plan to do so in the current election cycle? If so, provide a list of candidates for political office you have expressly endorsed or opposed, and describe the occasion on which you made each endorsement,” the letter states.

“Do you have a close relationship with any candidate for public office or political party? If so describe fully the nature of that relationship. Provide copies of any agreements you have with others for provision of goods or services, sharing of facilities or other cooperative arrangements, or anything else.”
At Hot Air Green Room, columnist Howard Portnoy questioned, “Is someone out to intimidate the tea party movement, and if so, who?”

What more need be said?

No wonder The Obama presidency wants the IRS to take charge of enforcing his backers’ medical care nationalization.

After all, whether it’s international socialism, or national socialism, it’s the same road to tyranny for those who are asleep at the wheel.

America is already suffering for its sins, turning its back on God.

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