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IRS abuses: It did not start with the Tea Party

 
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IRS abuses: It did not start with the Tea Party

Those who think that the IRS’s targeting of political organizations is a new phenomenon should read James Bovard’s “The Sordid History of IRS Political Abuse.” Bovard goes through the IRS’s sordid history of targeting political opponents of the current administration, a history that dates backs to the agency’s founding: The IRS has a long history of […]


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Senate Assaults First Amendment

Today, the United States Senate had a hearing with the Orwellian title “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.” The hearing should have been called “Examining a proposal to deny First Amendment Rights to people and organizations that we do not like.” The subject of the hearing was a proposed constitutional […]


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Hey IRS, Leave Our First Amendment Alone

Last week, Representative Steve Scalise (LA-01), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11), and Representative Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) wrote IRS  Commissioner John Koskinen requesting that the IRS  abandon their plans to “rewrite” their proposed rule limiting the ability of groups like Campaign for Liberty to inform our members about their elected official’s […]


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Despite Rule Delay, IRS Still Targeting Pro-liberty Groups

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia- Today, Campaign for Liberty released the following statement from C4L President John Tate on the IRS’s decision to delay proposed rules targeting political groups: “While many, even on the right, are claiming victory, it is too soon to tell whether the rule changes will protect pro-liberty groups from IRS targeting. Conservative and pro-liberty […]


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Ten percent of Tea Party donors audited by IRS

This is why Campaign for Liberty is refusing IRS demands that we turn over donor information. According to a study conducted by the House Ways and Means Committee, 10 percent of donors to tea party groups were audited by the IRS after those groups provided donor information to the IRS. From The Washington Times: Despite […]


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