Skip to comments.IRS Gives 'Death Penalty' to Conservative Critic
Posted on 04/23/2014 5:44:59 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
When the IRS revokes tax-exempt status of a 501(c)(3) organization, the sanction is considered so severe that tax practitioners refer to it as the death penalty.
The IRS recently gave the death penalty to the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty.
As reported at The Blaze, The IRS said the group forfeited its status by promoting regularly politically charged articles written by Patrick Henry Center founder Gary Aldrich, a former FBI agent. Aldrich is a best-selling author, considered a hero or an enemy, depending on ones view, for exposing Bill Clintons escapades. Hes also a friend to many constitutional conservatives.
The Patrick Henry Centers criticisms focused a great deal on Hillary Clinton when she was a candidate. The IRS issued a report of examination in 2011 with an explanation of why fundraising letters and Internet postings of the Center necessitated revocation of 501(c)(3) status.
For those who wish to review the manner in which the IRS found the Centers communications at fault, you may read the redacted final adverse determination issued by the IRS on December 30, 2013.
It was not always that c3s were censored from engaging such speech. Senator Lyndon Johnson is attributed with adding the provision to the Internal Revenue Code prohibiting 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in political speech. Johnson had come under fire by some Texas churches, and decided to punish them with censorship.
In 1983, the Supreme Court upheld this form of censorship when it was challenged in Regan v. Taxation with Representation of Washington. The Court ruled that tax-exemption is a subsidy, and if Congress can grant the subsidy, it has the power to dictate its conditions. First Amendment be damned, and beware what Congress does for you.
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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
President Ronald Reagan
Gary Aldrich was my friend.
He Loved The United States of America.
Gary sacrificed a great deal for the cause of individual liberty.
He wrote, he published. He tried.
Now he is a non-person, a non-identity, as am I, as are you.
He was my friend.
The rats have/are taking measures to make sure they never lose another presidential election.
Venezuelans and Cubans also get to vote.
"To find out who your real rulers are, simply look to those whom you CANNOT criticize..."
Obama is the criminal responsible for these crimes of the IRS.
where are the calls for impeachment anywhere even on this site for the Obama using the IRS to oppress conservatives and Republicans?
Keep your powder dry.
You beat me to it.
Back in the old C-band satellite days there was a preacher on one of the transponders 24/7. His name was Eugene Scott.
He had a lot of political stuff to say and decided not to seek tax exempt status.
He would say, “If you send me money, it’s for the teaching or a gift to me”. He said “I fund no orphanages or clinics or anything else so don’t expect that”
The money rolled in, the IRS was pissed, he was audited, he passed with ease.
I suppose in this gangster nation we have here now that the conservative groups will just have to fore-go tax exempt status and just find some right thinking oligarchs to fund them. Sheldon Adelson, are you there!?
We can thank the united stated mass media for removing Pres. Nixon for trying to cover up a “break in” in a
campaign headquarter” and destroying his presidcency. NOW
we have a contributor of the Muslim Brotherhood who want the
United States to become a country like Aphfaganistan or other arab countries, where women are subject to ruthless
thugs, who prefer sheep, to women.
She looks great :-)
Without revealing our personal **decisions** and **actions** concerning the subject, it is time for widespread discussion of practical ways to subsist without paying the income tax.
2000-2005 according to wiki.