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IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status of Conservative Group
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 02/21/2014 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 04/21/2014 1:52:13 PM PDT by Siegfried X

The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exemption for a conservative charity, saying the group’s criticism of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry violated rules against political activity.

The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty engaged in “deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns,” according to the IRS decision released Friday and first reported by USA Today...

Tax-exempt groups are restricted from engaging in certain political activity, including participating in partisan campaigns in support or opposition to a candidate.

The IRS said the Patrick Henry Center violated this rule, in part, by publishing “alerts” on its website that highlighted columns by its president, former FBI official and longtime Clinton critic Gary Aldrich.

In one column cited by the IRS that appeared to be published by Townhall on April 2, 2004, Aldrich wrote “if John Kerry promises otherwise ill-informed swing-voters lower gas prices at the pump, more than a few greedy, registered ignoramuses will follow him anywhere.”

(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arkansas; US: Massachusetts; US: New York; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: arkansas; conservative; fbi; garyaldrich; hillaryclinton; irs; irsscandals; irsteapartyscandal; johnkerry; massachusetts; newyork; patrickhenrycenter; rhodeisland; townhall
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1 posted on 04/21/2014 1:52:13 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: Siegfried X

So they’re really doubling down dirty....ain’t they?


2 posted on 04/21/2014 1:54:12 PM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Siegfried X

So are they doing this to liberal groups as well?

When is someone going to file a RICO suit already?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

I think it’d be less of a problem if they did indeed apply the same rules to liberal groups.

That’s the outrage right there.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 1:55:48 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Siegfried X

John Kerry and Hillary Clinton are candidates for what offices? When did they file?


5 posted on 04/21/2014 1:56:41 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Siegfried X

This is not Semi-news/Semi-satire, is it?


6 posted on 04/21/2014 1:56:54 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Free Vulcan
When is someone going to file a RICO suit already?

When is someone going to abolish the IRS already?

For God's sake, what does it take to provoke the Stupid Party into action?

When he was a kid, Boehner must have apologized to anyone who kicked in the groin...

7 posted on 04/21/2014 1:57:40 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Siegfried X

Let’s review a few Black Churches and see how well their non-partisan tax-exempt status holds up!!


8 posted on 04/21/2014 1:57:59 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Siegfried X

Get rid of the irs.
Under the communist democrats (redundant) it will be used more and more as a tool.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 1:59:01 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: TexasCajun

Not just Black Churches . . . all the climate change and left slanted TEOs.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 2:00:14 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TexasCajun
Let’s review a few Black Churches and see how well their non-partisan tax-exempt status holds up!!

"I Don't Feel Noways Tired ..."

11 posted on 04/21/2014 2:01:48 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Siegfried X

What about Media Matters?


12 posted on 04/21/2014 2:04:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Siegfried X
In one column cited by the IRS that appeared to be published by Townhall on April 2, 2004, Aldrich wrote “if John Kerry promises otherwise ill-informed swing-voters lower gas prices at the pump, more than a few greedy, registered ignoramuses will follow him anywhere.”

Hot evidence from only 10 years ago !

These people do not mess around !


13 posted on 04/21/2014 2:04:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: MrB

They do not apply the same standards to liberal groups; I.e churches, Sierra Club etc.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 2:04:36 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Regulator

Well, people settled for a lot of ‘lesser evil’ Republicans so they could “win” “No matter what.”

This is what “what” looks like when one elects undocumented Democrats. Actions have consequences. Next time, if there is a next time, and every time after, people should tell the voices of moderation to sit down and shut up, then vote for principled leadership instead of the crap they vote for now.

Because standing their with ones thumb inserted while their friends across the aisle is every bit as bad as their friends themselves.


15 posted on 04/21/2014 2:06:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

The government and their hired asses are the “Domestic Terrorists”.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 2:06:36 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Siegfried X.
The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exemption for a conservative charity, saying the group’s criticism of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry violated rules against political activity.

17 posted on 04/21/2014 2:07:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Siegfried X
Here is a link to USA Today article which has a little more information:

http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/04/21/hillary-clinton-tax-exemption-revoked/

18 posted on 04/21/2014 2:08:12 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: Norm Lenhart

Edit: Because standing their with ones thumb inserted while their friends across the aisle destroy the country and screw their political opponents is every bit as bad as their friends themselves.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 2:08:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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20 posted on 04/21/2014 2:09:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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