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IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status of Conservative Group
Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2014 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 04/21/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT by lbryce

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.

The IRS said the group’s tax-exemption would be revoked as of July 1 unless the decision is successfully appealed.

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This is the political equivalent of war.
1 posted on 04/21/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

They’re saying they don’t take the IRS investigation seriously, and that’s because there wasn’t enough of an uproar after that guy said he’d disclose the requested email “IN TWO OR THREE YEARS”.

This actually makes sense.


2 posted on 04/21/2014 2:34:43 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: lbryce

We nned to gut these agencies and bring them to thier knees


3 posted on 04/21/2014 2:34:49 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: lbryce; Republicanprofessor; All

Hmmmmmm - - - lemme see now - - - ?

If Obama lied about Benghazi, covered it up with more lies, and then got elected to a tax-exempt position where he had free and unlimited use of the Corporate Jet, Air Force One, could a legal case be made that Obama had “ - - engaged in “deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns,” - - - “ ?

Hmmmmmm-—?


4 posted on 04/21/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: lbryce

At first I thought this was a post by John Semmens


5 posted on 04/21/2014 2:41:29 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: lbryce

I am so glad that our tax breaks are supporting true apolitical nonprofits ... like CAIR

sarc


6 posted on 04/21/2014 2:43:13 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: lbryce

Oddly, they don’t have any problem with Media Matters:

https://mediamatters.nationbuilder.com/donate


7 posted on 04/21/2014 2:45:40 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: lbryce
This is the political equivalent of war.
8 posted on 04/21/2014 2:46:31 PM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: lbryce

“This is the political equivalent of war.”
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Indeed...the IRS along with much of the other federal bureaucracy (such as the EPA) has been at war with conservatives and the American people for a very long time.

There will be no cure for this short of MASS terminations of most of the federal civil “servants” (actually they are rulers/overlords) ASAP. I keep a long memory on usurpations and intolerable acts such as these.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 2:47:01 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: lbryce

We have been at war for several years...many just don’t know it


10 posted on 04/21/2014 2:50:03 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: lbryce
the group’s criticism of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry violated rules against political activity.

What offices are they running for?
11 posted on 04/21/2014 2:53:21 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: lbryce

Every group — conservative and liberal — makes comments. Even most churches will be targets of the thug IRS.


12 posted on 04/21/2014 2:54:07 PM PDT by boycott
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To: lbryce

We’d better win the Senate, and retain the House in November, and have strong, and true conservative representation as well. None of this redefined to moderate conservatism the GOPe is tossing in the ring as conservatism.

If we want to kick butt, we need the BIG boot to kick with.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 2:55:35 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Nothing matters unless we get control of the election process to secure it. NOTHING.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 2:57:47 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: lbryce

we need a list of progressive groups to start monitoring fir any biased political speech

adding a list of their advertisers and sponsors would give us targets to go after


15 posted on 04/21/2014 3:01:23 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: lbryce
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Am I the "only one" to ask these Conservative Political Groups (Pro-Life and Tea Party) ???

Why in the HELL do they really need an IRS tax-exempt status ?

Why ?

Just so the IRS Getaspo can (legally) audit their books, demand list of contributors, et al ???

Consider the ALTERNATIVE ...

Form a NON-Tax-Exempt political group ...

Immediate benefits ???

Tell the IRS to "Go to Hell" when they ask to audit your financials, question your political beliefs, etc ect etc ...

Operate "FREELY" ... as FREE CITIZENS ...

Get your head around that concept !

Just some great advice for the Tea Patriots, Pro-Life Groups, et al ...


Now comes the KICKER .... ready for this ?

Christians ... consider the "pulpit hush money" SHACKLES that the IRS has your poor, dedicated Pastor and Church in ...

Consider WHY your (otherwise brave and courageous) Pastor shuts the HELL up when "political issues arise" ...

It's all about FREEDOM from IRS 501 C-3 POLITICAL TYRANNY ...

I would encourage ALL Free Republic Patriots to watch any of the following Youtube videos ...

"Freedom Isn't FREE" ...



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Tea Party Christians and "Render Unto Caesar" ...

Tea Party Christians and "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)




America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ...

.America's Spiritual Revival and Healing - The Obstacle ... - (click)




Pro-Life Victory vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

Pro-Life Victory vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)




IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" ...

IRS & Church Marriage vs. "Render Unto Caesar" - (click)




Who has the courage to watch this message ... Are today's Christians able to hear and recieve a challenging and difficult, albeit "true", look at why Jesus Christ commanded "Render Unto Caesar" message ?


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16 posted on 04/21/2014 3:11:58 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

The reason they go after that is status is because more contributors will give...for tax write off


17 posted on 04/21/2014 3:15:56 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: boycott
Every group — conservative and liberal — makes comments. Even most churches will be targets of the thug IRS.

Not all will be targets. Only conservative groups. The libs will get a pass.

18 posted on 04/21/2014 3:20:10 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: lbryce

Here is how the Church of Scientology fought the IRS and won, although they did suffer a few casualties.

“Two PIs, Michael L. Shomers and Thomas J. Krywucki work for Scientology for at least 18 months in 1990 and 1991. Working from his Maryland office, Shomers sets up a phony operation, the Washington News Bureau, to pose as a reporter and gather information about church critics. He infiltrates IRS conferences to gather information about officials who might be skipping meetings, drinking too much or having affairs. “

I posted much more information on the devious tactics they used at:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3147026/posts


19 posted on 04/21/2014 3:31:28 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: lbryce

The outrage exceeds the vocabulary of protest.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 3:33:59 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: lbryce

More are on the way, you can bank on that.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT by Swen Manuela1
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To: goodnesswins

Let’s just say it’s a Cold Civil War.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT by Swen Manuela1
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To: Mark17

Nixon was pilloried for just contemplating what Obama is doing out in the open.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT by Swen Manuela1
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To: lbryce

So now free speech is taxed? Talk about free education sabotage. Evil and retardation, the democrat’s plight and prostitutive self gambling.


24 posted on 04/21/2014 3:39:28 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
Consider WHY your (otherwise brave and courageous) Pastor shuts the HELL up when "political issues arise" ...

Funny ..... black pastors sure as hell don't! They walk candidates around their congregations on Sunday and let them talk! Then they go out and walk down Main Street with them on the Fourth of July -- They do it all!

But don't you put a pamphlet on that side-table by the baptismal font, Rev. Gray!

25 posted on 04/21/2014 3:40:38 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lbryce

You know all those liberal 503(c)s?

They’re tax exempt because they promised not to participate in politics.

I’m sure the IRS will get right on that.


26 posted on 04/21/2014 3:45:58 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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They’re gonna win the election by silencing and harassing opposition.

Nice.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 3:46:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: boycott

It sure as hell wont target black churches and you can take that to the bank.Black liberal churches that is.


28 posted on 04/21/2014 4:11:31 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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