Skip to comments.New IRS bombshell: 'Most audacious power play yet'
Posted on 04/27/2014 6:30:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
April 27, 2014
WASHINGTON It was the nearly silent bombshell of the IRS scandal, but it may have been one of the most significant.
When the IRS stripped the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, or PHC, of its tax-exempt status, it ... may have been the most audacious power play yet by the left in its use of the department to wage war on conservatives.
Additionally, the PHC is unique among the IRS recent known victims:
Unlike the tea-party groups, the PHC did not spring up after the 2008 election of President Obama, but has been around since the 1990s. It was approved in January 1998 as a 501(c)(3). Based in Manassas, Va., the center was founded by former FBI agent and best-selling author, Gary Aldrich, a ferocious critic of Obama and the Clintons.
As for Aldrich, when news of his targeting broke it didnt cause the kind of sensational headlines as when America learned the IRS had been demanding tea-party groups report what prayers they had been saying and which books they had been reading.
But this latest development may indicate, somewhere along the way, a turning point had been reached, one in which the IRS went from defense to offense, and instead of just stalling applications, went on the attack.
Even more ominously, the order to have the IRS dig up information to prosecute conservatives was given to the Justice Departments director of the Election Crimes Branch of the Public Integrity Section by someone higher up in the chain of command.
That means the orders either came from someone in a position of top authority at the Justice Department, or, someone at the White House...
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Isn’t the Patrick Henry Center based at an old church? Good tape by the way. Obama is the price we have to pay to get another Reagen.
We are not going to get another Reagan.
Oddly, you can still make a tax deductible contribution to Media Matters:
Issa and the Oversight committee should jail Lerner until she coughs up all of the e-mails.
Any investigative body with contempt power and a shred of self-respect wouldn’t put up with her.
We are not even going to get another actually election.
Based on their lack of visible outrage, I believe many if not most of the Republicans in congress are perfectly happy for the IRS to ruthlessly suppress Tea Party and conservative organizations.
The biggest threat to the GOP establishment is the Tea Party:
Like Rush I do believe that secretly the GOP likes very much that the IRS is targeting it’s chief political enemy.
I think people who still have faith in the Republicans are simply DUPES.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
Time for the Tree of Liberty to be watered.
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This is why I am promoting the idea that there should be the Government Employees Surveillance Program. The American people should be able to keep tabs on all politicians and government workers 24/7 to make sure they stay in line. The moment it goes into effect all of the cockroaches will resign and scurry away into the dark.
The GOP and the Dems are on the same team of the political aristocracy and 1 percenters. It’s individual conservatives, the Tea Party, and other conservative groups that are the biggest threat to them all.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
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When an agency becomes a weapon of a political party (or both political parties both?) it no longer serves a useful function of the people, by the people, for the people.
It is time to DISMANTLE the agency.
Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat
IRS = enforcement agency of the paper printing FED of the U.S.A. - United Socialists of America
“We are not going to get another Reagan.”
I agree. Americans and the politics have changed so much since Reagan, America will be lucky just to get Communist lite.
... or, worse, a Hillary Amin.
We are not going to get ‘another Reagan’. That is silly thinking. Moreover, even Reagan got rolled on some things that are still biting us.
it does no good to slow things down any more. We have got to roll things back. We need to get rid of the IRS and get to a flat tax or fair tax. We need to strip congress and the WH of the ability to spend funds. Period. End of story.
Some of the things that O has done are entrenched enough we may never be able to be fully rid of them
But didn’t Idi Amin shoot elephants with machine guns?
I don’t see bo doing that ...
oops, what about political, non RINO elephants?
Inane things like LAWS no longer apply to connected Democrats and their minions.
Just ask anyone at ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/AP/NPR/Reuters/Pacifica/E!/WashPost/Pacifia/NYTIMES/USAToday about this!
we can hear all these atrocioius actions of the dicktator but unless the House acts or the Judiciary acts we are sunk....
and TPTB ripping the pub party apart intentionally....divide and conquer...
we could control the Senate and the House and that would be tremendous power and yet here we are, the rinos and the tea party people infighing and the elites laughing their asses off....
You got that right - Issa is just playing for the cameras. What more do they need???
And the Republicans continue to fiddle while Rome burns......
“That means the orders either came from someone in a position of top authority at the Justice Department, or, someone at the White House...”
They need to quit beating around the Jeb Bush about this
and just admit it. Obama gave the order and they know it.
And eventually he is going to come out and admit it. And
then he’s going to say “So what”. And you know whats going to
happen to him? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Holder, learner
and all the rest of the criminal gang will be off the hook
If no one has had the balls to do anything about it
by now, no one is going to ever. Oh, I here they are going
to vote to hold Learner in contempt again. Well whoopty do.
So What. The Republicans are in on it. They have to be.
My sentiments, exactly.
...their FBI files to stay locked in the DNC vault.
Well, I guess sooner or later someone is going to have to risk their lives, fortunes and sacred honor in the cause of liberty. Apparently, we are still too fat and happy to put it all on the line for the cause just yet.
Until enough of us are ready to make the full commitment, nothing is going to get done.
I don't mean to be a killjoy, but the RICO statutes are entirely unconstitutional. They criminalize association, rather than action. But on the bright side, employees of the IRS have committed a whole menu of actual felonies that could probably put thousands of officials away for a long time, and be a nice kickoff for the elimination of the agency and the abolition of the Federal income tax.
Everything Zero has done by Executive order can be reversed by Executive order.
Reversing all of the mess the RATs have done should only take about 30-days tops.
Romney was nothing less than a false flag/ misdirection op. He was/is a socialist like the rest of the infestation known as DC.
The IRS is coming under my serious focus.
Yes. SLeeping giant is waking up and he’s waking up on the wrong side of the bed...
Hey cherry, romney was rat-lite and would probably have been almost as bad.
You nailed it.
The republicans do not represent us either. We do not have a 2 party system anymore. We need an American Spring....badly.
Bm...to send to my moonbat relative later...
A strong Republican party is going to be RINO, a weak one is conservative and can be the basis for a real opposition. Big money always backs RINOs.
“I think people who still have faith in the Republicans are simply DUPES.”
You are correct. We don’t even have a team on the field!
Things have to get so bad economically that even the dems will want another Reagen; then it will occur. Powers that be have to kill a bunch American citizens with their civilian military to wake the people up; then they will get tossed out and things will change. I just wish Big Ears would order all guns be turned in, he'd see how powerless he really is and then the people might wake up.
Life is still better here than anywhere else where you either are taxed beyond belief or have to worry about secret police killing your neighbor at night or have lepers walking the streets. Take a look around.
Patrick Henry Center makes a tape about Henry’s speech to Virginias house back before the Revolution. His way with words shook the entire crowd up, even the nay sayers worried about their financial future were swayed to support him. Started the ball rolling. It’s excellent. They do an reproduction of that event every month at the Church. Also have a tape of the play available from PHC and shown from time to time on PBS, no joke.
Thanks for explaining. Sounds great!