Hillary, the Left-Wing Money Machine and a New IRS Crackdown

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The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the charitable status of a conservative nonprofit group that disseminated statements critical of Democrats Hillary Clinton and John Kerry a decade ago.

This is President Obama’s unambiguous warning shot calculated to intimidate conservative activists ready to work against Hillary Clinton if she decides to seek the presidency.

And it is the latest outrage committed by an administration that has been on a vindictive rampage in recent years, using the feared tax collection agency to vex and persecute its political enemies, especially those associated with the Tea Party movement. And yet, absurdly enough, President Obama claimed in a Super Bowl weekend interview that there has not been even “a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS under his watch.

All of this is a sobering reminder of how the scales are tipped in favor of the Left. Left-wing nonprofit groups, many of which rely on radical billionaires for funding, vastly outspend conservative groups, which tend to rely more on grassroots donations. Leftist organizations operate with almost complete impunity nowadays, unimpeded as they influence and pervert American politics in an effort to fundamentally transform our republic.

The conservative organization with a bulls-eye painted on it is the Manassas, VA-based Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty. The Center “has shown a pattern of deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns” and issued “repeated statements supporting or opposing various candidates by expressing its opinion of the respective candidate’s character and qualifications,” according to a ruling released a few days ago by the IRS.

On its website, the Patrick Henry Center describes its mission as “fostering, promoting, and advocating the restoration of Liberty as the primary object of American society.” The Center “has committed itself to eight core principles that define the ideals of liberty and freedom as exemplified by our Founding Fathers, and articulated in our Constitution.”

Those core principles are listed as: “Individual Liberty”; “Limited Government”; “Personal Responsibility”; “Constitutional Rule of Law”; “States’ Rights”; “Free Market Economy”; “Provide for the Common Defense”; and “Protection of National Sovereignty.”

The IRS ruled that the group functioned as an “action organization” by publishing alerts on its website for columns written by its president, former FBI agent Gary Aldrich.

The agency reached back in history to provide several examples of supposedly over-the-line behavior. It cited a 2004 column in which 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.” A 2005 item cited by the IRS was titled “Stop Hillary Now” and was aimed at “Clinton haters” to inform voters of Mrs. Clinton’s “atrocious conduct.”

Let us examine the legal test that was applied in this case.

The IRS determined that the Patrick Henry Center had ceased to qualify for an exemption from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

In a letter to the Center, the IRS explained that a 501(c)(3) “organization must ‘not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.'”

An organization that engages in this conduct “is classified as an ‘action organization,’ which is an organization deemed to not have operated exclusively for tax-exempt purposes” and is not eligible for tax-exempt treatment.

You operated as an action organization because you participated or intervened in political campaigns on behalf of and in opposition to candidates for public office by publishing and distributing statements.

The revocation of the tax exemption is to take effect this July 1 unless appealed by the group.

Left-wing groups nearly always get treated gently by the IRS and this is especially true in the Obama era.

Incendiary racial demagogue Al Sharpton’s 501(c)(4) nonprofit, National Action Network (NAN), has a habit of not paying taxes owed to the federal government. In 2010 the group owed at least $1,556,059 in federal taxes and $108,489 in New York taxes. Instead of taking aggressive action against the group, the IRS merely filed tax liens against the group.

Although MSNBC host Sharpton, one of the most polarizing figures in America, relentlessly attacks Republican elected officials using harsh, vitriolic language and promotes the most radical Democratic politicians and policies, there is no indication his group has been audited by the IRS or has had its tax-exempt status placed under official review. Sharpton is a close ally of President Obama and is prone to using his organization to advocate for the president and the Democratic Party, including during election cycles.

For instance, two months before the presidential election of 2012, well after Mitt Romney had accepted the nomination for GOP presidential candidate, the NAN website featured an endorsement of President Obama written by Sharpton. The article, titled “Latest Poverty Numbers a Wake-Up Call: We Must Continue to Support This President” and published by the Huffington Post, was featured at Sharpton’s NAN blog.

“For anyone who mistakenly thinks a Romney/Ryan ticket would somehow serve the middle-class and poor better in this country, let me give you a quick wake-up call,” the article stated. Sharpton warned voters,

[I]t’s vital that we not forget what we stand to lose in this election. … If Romney were elected as President, and Ryan the Vice President, we can bet that their interests would not be with the people, but rather with the wealthy 1%[.]

Sharpton concluded with promoting Obama for president:

As we fast approach the November elections, it’s imperative that we understand what we stand to lose. … While there is much work that remains in improving this economy and further reducing these poverty numbers, there’s no question in my mind that this President is the one who will continue fighting for us and not for the status quo.

Media Matters for America, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that even the New York Times describes as a “highly partisan” organization, has been mysteriously immune from IRS audits. Every working day the lavishly funded outfit churns out political propaganda calculated to pressure journalists into unquestioningly backing the Democratic Party line. It has absurdly characterized Chris Matthews and former New York Times editor Bill Keller as sellouts to the left-wing cause.

The organization’s CEO, the emotionally unstable former journalist and self-described “hit man” David Brock, declares that MMfA’s mission is to wage “war on Fox (News)” as well as “to disrupt [News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch’s] commercial interests” and to turn regulators against his media outlets. MMfA claims to combat “conservative misinformation,” but concentrates its fire on Fox because it dares to air political viewpoints that sometimes overlap with the views of Republicans. The ultimate purpose of Media Matters is to silence opposition to the Left.

C. Boyden Gray, White House counsel to President George H.W. Bush, has complained to the IRS about MMfA, which he accurately describes as a “Democratic training camp.”

Giving Media Matters tax-exempt status affords it an advantage not enjoyed by its victim, Fox News. That tax-exemption in effect legitimizes MMfA “by having the government affirm that the organization’s operations are truly ‘charitable’ and therefore consistent with the nation’s public policies,” according to Gray.

And don’t forget the infamous Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which used to employ Barack Obama and filed for bankruptcy in 2010, is the poster child for left-wing nonprofit abuses for the 40-year reign of terror it perpetrated against American taxpayers.

For decades ACORN, with its intricate network of hundreds of nonprofit entities, defrauded taxpayers by spending government grants and tax-privileged dollars on partisan campaigns and voter drives that benefited Democrats exclusively. Every election cycle Project Vote, the ACORN affiliate President Obama worked for in 1992 and that Obama White House officials remain in close contact with to the present day, spends millions of tax-exempt dollars getting Democrats, dead or alive, to the polls.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department never lifted a finger to investigate a nearly $1 million misappropriation from ACORN by Dale Rathke, the socialite brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke, as I detailed in my book Subversion Inc.

President Obama’s 501(c)(4) goon platoon, Organizing for Action, also enjoys tax-exempt status. The Saul Alinsky-inspired, in-your-face group grew out of Obama’s election campaign and was previously called Organizing for America when it was an unincorporated project of the Democratic National Committee.

Meanwhile, in light of the Patrick Henry Center decision, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was surprisingly defensive in an interview with the Washington Post. He said that the IRS and the U.S. Department of the Treasury will probably rewrite controversial proposed guidelines to better define “candidate-related political activities.” Conservatives say the draft rules will allow the Obama administration to escalate its abuse of right-of-center groups.

“My bottom line is that it’s in everyone’s interest to have clarification,” Koskinen said. “My position since I started more than four months ago is that we ought to have clarity, and that any rule that comes out ought to be fair and easy to administer.”

Of course, this is the same Obama-controlled agency whose tax exempt organizations division, then headed by hyper-partisan Democrat Lois Lerner, singled out for harassment the heroic Catherine Engelbrecht, leader of the Houston-based good government group True the Vote, for special treatment.

Engelbrecht, whose group aggressively combats election fraud, told a congressional panel in February that she believed she had been “targeted because of my political beliefs.” She received 15 visits from four federal agencies for two years after True the Vote sought tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code in 2010. Her family business, Engelbrecht Manufacturing Inc, of Rosenberg, Texas, which does precision machining, was also audited by government agencies.

Conservative groups have been swimming against the tide for decades but the Obama era has made things far worse.

The activist Right is severely outgunned by the activist Left, as David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin exhaustively documented in their 2012 book, The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America’s Future.

This vast network of left-wing funders and activist groups dwarfs anything the activist Right has to offer. It is “self-sufficient and self-perpetuating … an aristocracy of wealth whose dimensions exceed any previous accumulations of financial power, whose influence already represents a massive disenfranchisement of the American people and whose agendas pose a disturbing prospect for the American future,” according to the authors.

Unlike organizations on the Right, left-wing activist groups can count on a seemingly endless supply of cash from radical, deep-pocketed philanthropists such as anti-American hedge fund manager George Soros, predatory lender Herb Sandler, Taco Bell heir Rob McKay, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, singer Barbra Streisand, and Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

As Horowitz and Laksin reported, the collective assets of liberal-progressive grant-making foundations are in fact 10 times the size of the assets of conservative foundations.

The Left, they wrote, thoroughly dominates two huge areas of interest-group warfare today: immigration and environmentalist activism.

In immigration, there are nine major conservative groups “that support traditional immigration policies” and 117 progressive groups “that support radical departures from traditional immigration policies and notions of sovereignty.”

The conservative groups (e.g. Federation for American Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA Foundation) have net assets of $15.05 million (based on annual revenues of $13.8 million), compared to the $194.67 million in net assets (based on annual revenues of $306.11 million) held by progressive groups (e.g. National Council of La Raza, Redlands Christian Migrant Association).

In other words, progressive immigration groups have 22 times the revenues that their conservative counterparts have.

In the world of environmental activism, there are 32 major conservative groups that “promote market-friendly solutions” and 552 progressive groups that “promote radical views that are anti-business.” Collectively, the conservative groups have net assets of $38.24 million, a figure that seems insignificant compared to the $9.31 billion figure representing the progressive groups’ combined net assets.

The progressive environmental groups enjoy a 37 to 1 advantage over conservative environmental groups in revenues ($3.56 billion compared to $96.17 million).

Left-wing groups almost never face the kind of heightened IRS scrutiny to which conservative groups are subjected. In fact, abuse of the IRS that rises to the level of political persecution is almost exclusively the province of left-wingers.

Although Republican President Richard Nixon considered using the IRS as a weapon against perceived enemies — he reportedly backed off when the IRS chief refused to play ball — IRS abuse is generally a tool of Democratic administrations.

President Franklin Roosevelt directed the IRS to target newspaper publishers opposed to the New Deal and John F. Kennedy “raised the political exploitation of the IRS to an art form,” according to author James Bovard.

It is fairly clear that the Obama administration goes to great lengths to leave its friends in the nonprofit community alone.

News of the Patrick Henry Center’s tax status change comes as the public learns that the IRS has rewarded more than 1,000 of its employees with bonus pay even though they failed to pay their taxes to Uncle Sam, their employer.

A Treasury Department inspector general’s report stated that the IRS lavished $2.8 million in bonuses upon staffers with disciplinary problems, including more than $1 million funneled to 1,146 employees who didn’t bother to get around to paying their own federal taxes.

According to USA Today:

The bonuses weren’t just monetary. Employees with tax problems received a total of 10,582 hours of paid time off — valued at about $250,000 — and 69 received permanent raises through a step increase, the report said. The report looked at bonuses in 2011 and 2012.

The dishonest IRS employees committed what would probably be deemed tax fraud if any ordinary citizen did the same thing. The deadbeat feds’ wrongdoing included “willful understatement of tax liabilities over multiple tax years, late payment of tax liabilities, and under-reporting of income,” the internal watchdog report said.

Some of these workers are the same people enforcing the widely despised Obamacare law that imposes monetary penalties on the uninsured.

Defaulting bureaucrats are everywhere in the federal government, which doesn’t take the problem seriously. According to the IRS, 311,536 federal employees were tax delinquents in 2011, having failed to pay a total of $3.5 billion owing.

Republicans have introduced legislation in the current Congress to fire federal workers whose taxes are seriously delinquent.

President Obama and congressional Democrats will see to it that the bills go nowhere. That’s the Chicago way.

Conservative groups have now been put on notice with the revocation of tax-exempt status of the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty. The IRS has made clear it will not only prevent new organizations from forming, but that established organizations are not safe either.

The question is: who’s next?

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  • http://subversioninc.com Matthew Vadum

    Nothing? Really? Come on, people.

    • mo up in the northeast

      My comment is above, Matthew

  • mo up in the northeast

    And Boehner is obsessed with amnesty. Eric Holder still has a job. Lois Lerner has not been handcuffed. No select committee on Benghazi. No justice for Fast & Furious victims. Markings of a one party globalist whore system, as far as I’m concerned. And dare I mention? Sandy Hook- I’ve been studying it for weeks- does not add up, I’m sorry. The hoax of the century, in my opinion. God help us to get the truth out in the open, as we watch the UN Iran in charge of womens’ rights- God have mercy, I pray, I need some good news, dear Lord.There is no shortage of deaf ears in my country.

    • piglett

      Your watching the same thing many other old timers and confused taxpayers are watching. But in reference to Sandy Hook and Iran and the U.N., you are not following the word changes to justify money to the U.N. and the Educational indoctrination of a whole generation or two of University ideological legal escalation. Sociology, psychology, environmental and womens and Black power studies all cover “law” and “changing norms” to change law. Often you hear the words “international law” when referring to something or a treatie within the U.N. but the U.S. has not signed up to that U.N. Bill. But when the head of the U.S. U.N. embassador states the U.N. was established for Humanitarian reasons, that is technically wrong. Just as the Hilaries involvement in the U.N. treaty for womens rights, and “international law” and Irans appointment to the commission, is such a joke or conflict between U.S. Law and U.N. enforcement ability and legal ability to enforce anything but word changes and norms of corruption, within the U.N. participants. Charity begins at home, and the internationalists are infiltrating the local, state and Federal government in the U.S., with total disregard for traditional, inherited, and/or American cultural norms.

      Iran and most southeast Asian coutries run and ruled by Sharia civilly and educationally, would not be eligible for U.N. membership, if it was ‘international law, or their own national law, that discriminates not just aganst women, but aganst other religions as a whole. We may have a treaty with say, Japan, but their law may or may not follow our Constituional freedoms or our norms, nor are they held to a U.N. International court if they didn’t vote to be a member nation and governed by the international court. The goal and language of many in positions of authority, is to condition us to one world power, but the U.S. doesn’t even have the power on the U.N. security council it once had, due to the changing international politics. But, the education and ideology of religion has changed in the U.S. and it could be argued that religion and ideology is one and the same, with many conflicts now within and without, our established doctrines of Judeo/Christian basis of the constitution. Our “culture” if there was a American culture, was “law” and “Judeo/Christian values for two hundred years. How did it come about that Bible’s in Court Houses are missing in many states, an Oath means nothing for politicians and accountability, and schools don’t teach or mention ten commandment laws as a basis due to fear from civil litigation and minority power? Change the education you can change the world, but the U.N. can not change the schools or education or laws of a soverign nation like Iran. So why are they dictating womens rights or human rights commission? That’s the definition of legal conumdra we now face at many levels. Law or politics on a world wide basis?

  • Charles Martel

    It’ she same with black churches. They are allowed to openly endorse candidates with complete impunity. My church pastor is so afraid of losing his tax exempt status the most he would say during the last election was, “go vote. I know I can say that much because I checked with cooperate.”

    I think they should all be taxed especially churches. I feel churches have sold their voice to the government by declaring a tax exempt status. Besides, if a person is giving to the church simply to get a tax deduction they are giving for the wrong reason.

    All that said, what can be done about all the lawlessness currently ongoing in our government? Anyone who says we are a country of laws has their head in the sand or worse places.

    • justquitnow

      I’d bet real money you haven’t the first clue what goes on in “black churches”.

      The IRS employees that didn’t pay their taxes….that was discovered because the IRS audited itself.

      • http://subversioninc.com Matthew Vadum


        • Harry_the_Horrible

          They paid the employees bonuses…

      • soundnfury

        And you do? Why, because you’re black & you attend church regularly?

    • BagLady

      You are a member of a ‘church’ but disagree with its philosophy. I have to ask the simple question: Why are you a member?

      All over the world men (mostly) are setting up ‘churches’ in fields, in barns and anywhere else they can gather a crowd. They rant and they rave, promising Hell and Damnation to those who do not bend over for G-d. And the plate goes around… and around …. and around. Pretty soon the Pastor has a very nice 4×4, a grand house and a sound system to boost his ‘sermons’,

      • piglett

        Ask a Coptic Christian from Iran, how many “grand houses with a sound system to boost their sermons” they had in Iran, or anywhere else in the U.N.’s “international law” purview. My church says “give onto Caesar what is Caesar’s”, which in the 50’s and 60’s was still pretty much Defense and infrastructure, except for the 1930’s Social Security payroll tax. Now we have thousands of grants and Private/public and state/federal partnerships that, along with “tax exemption” has grown and proliferated along with the growth of Social Services ability to “take your child from you” for discipline your religion deems appropriate, but Caesar does not. Even State Governments are afraid of losing Federal money and manage rules and regs and employees accordingly.a preacher who knows the norms and laws are shifting, is no different than a preacher who mentions the Church’s fear of losing a “tax free status”. That would take from the charities, counseling and good, the Church can still afford to do. See Nuns and Oamacare.

        Te rant and rave of the Tea Party was because of the tax and spend and manipulation of charity, exemptions, bankruptcy, public/private interference of the Federal laws and money, with private and state and legal definitions in LAW. He didn’t disagree with his churchs philosophy so much as the blackmail the Feds have perpetuated into the charity and religious community, large and small.
        I come from a long line of single mothers, and grandmothers who all worked at jobs where payroll tax was taken out of meager paychecks. Their philosopgy was charity begins at home and it is not the governments business to decide what charities, i.e. the old and poor, their money or charity should go to. Now that we have kicked that can down the road and expanded upon it, 7generations of citizens who paid two and three times for American charity and health insurance, are faced with a younger generation who says “we want increased minimum wages” and “we don’t want to pay for our parents and grandparents illness and RV’s” . Really ?one Size fits all or Charity gone wild or even Caesar sells you insurance then changes the rules after you worked yourself to death? It seems with phony statistics and numbers, labels and stereotyping all things are possible in law.
        Lots of young and old “ranting and raving” as you describe the preachers and religions, but ignorance is bliss, when youth and seniors are pit aganst each other with little “one size fits all ” experience in youth or work, between the two groups. Caesar just figured out he/she could buy off the youth with grants and parents life insurance, and the sick and disabled with WElfare and Medicaid, to name just a few of the benefits of being “poor, young and/or minority” preachers. The Socialism Politicians sold an public the Childrens Healthcare Initiative Program, using “kids” as the charitable motive and shame of the general Judeo/Christian who believes in protecting children. But how many of the parents in the programs go to church or sacrifice for their own kids, when they are dependent upon Disability and Welfare programs, without having to pay anything into the pot?

        Even Nancy Pelosi dare to say the other day that over “50% of Afro Americans are on Food Stamps”, yet would be the first to call someone a “racist” if they said over 65% of the “poor” are Minorities? See when marketing and selling ideology you attack the words, not the actions, and change the words of blame to fit, the item your selling. We really can’t discuss with generalizations or stereotyping these complex issues, but when you brought “around the world” into your response, you really went into a deep well of bigotry of words.

  • justquitnow

    oh man…this is some serious, professional, gish gallop. Where to begin?

    Media Matters just posts what people say…they always have the actual video or audio of the person saying it. I know that’s infuriating. FPM gave up the idea of real links, footnotes and context years ago when they went from “articles” to “blog posts”. Now, most of the time, you get links back to FPM, discover the network, or the author’s own material.

    If you just read this article, you’d think the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty was a tiny organization that was just promoting “liberty”…ah shucks…want to know more? Go wade through the clone articles like this until you come upon some real information.

    • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

      Where to begin, Mr. Quitnow? Let’s talk about the nonprofits raking in the cash through VISTA and Americorps — they get paid and given free labor in the form of taxpayer-subsidized “volunteers” for projects that are partisan leftist — it’s utterly shameless.

      We used to joke about “basket-weaving for serial killers” because that was the sort of projects taxpayers were subsidizing — all community organizing funneled through nonprofits and ALL of it was on the Left. I watched the feds flush hundreds of thousands of dollars into crooked leftist nonprofits during my time there and was even told by someone high ranking that they couldn’t believe i was living on the volunteer stipend because you could get kickbacks — and the government knew about it and the IRS did nothing to audit those crooked and entirely political, left-wing nonprofits. And yes, they used us for GOTV, and yes, the African-American churches were pretty shameless about direct political activism too.

      I turned one nonprofit in to HHS for stealing 105K and they wouldn’t even take my complaint.

      Al Sharpton personifies the business model. All OK with the IRS.

      Planned Parenthood? Just one of many nonprofits that also have c-4 entities and PACS — they openly support Democratic candidates at one end of the hallway while using tax dollars to lobby for more tax dollars at the other end – but they have nothing to fear from the IRS.

      Frankly, every nonprofit has a political stance — but the conservative ones get audited while the liberal ones get public funding and a blind eye to violations of the tax code.

      And then there’s Media Matters. They don’t even need government funding: their shovels are gold-plated elsewhere.

      • justquitnow

        I can’t speak to your personal experiences. Americorp and Planned Parenthood actually do things, help people. have services, etc…

        What’s there political stance….that they want to help women and poor people?

        • NAHALKIDES

          First, just funding these organizations at all is political – they are not proper functions of government and should not receive public funding. Second, their hard-Left beliefs are well-known especially PP’s.

          • justquitnow

            Yeah, but that is a different argument. If you consider everything under the sun to be “left” or “right” and judged accordingly then it is your beliefs that are at issue not what PP “believes”. Those organizations do a lot of good. You can argue that they are all commie rats…or something, but PP does not exist to change politics. They have to fight in the political arena because of the non-stop Republican desire to control women’s bodies and their reproductive rights.

            In any case, it’s apples and oranges. If the Patrick Henry Center was setup for any other cause but “liberty” then you might have a point, but since it’s all cynical cult language and they were doing mainly politics, it was an issue.

            What did the Patrick Henry Center actually DO as a public service?

          • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

            Nice contradiction you’ve got there: “PP does not exist to change politics. They have to fight in the
            political arena because of the non-stop Republican desire to control
            women’s bodies and their reproductive rights.”

            Abortion is a hotly-contested political issue (which side you’re on is apparent by your adoption of that “desire to control women’s bodies” nonsense). PP is right in the middle of it, to the extent of violating laws requiring that sexual abuse of minors be reported (this is what Kathleen Sebelius’ buddies did back in Kansas). Obviously, if you’re radically pro-abortion to the extent you think it an important issue, you’re likely to support Democrats, who basically believe in abortion on demand (and that’s being charitable).

            Of course, there is a non-stop Democratic desire to control every aspect of life except for sex and drugs. This issue here is the disparate treatment of Democratic groups, whose applications are nearly always granted, and Conservative groups, whose applications are slow-walked until after the election is over or denied outright.

        • kikorikid

          Killing viable fetuses is “helping women
          and poor people”?
          The Muslim Brotherhood originally started
          with “Community Services”.


      You didn’t quit soon enough, mr. justquitnow. The Patrick Henry Center is promoting liberty, which is why it’s being targeted by partisan Democrats. Media Matters is thoroughly Leftist, which means Democratic, which means they’re getting a free pass. That’s just not right, and if you can’t see that, it’s because you’re a partisan Democrat.

      • justquitnow

        Really? You don’t think that “promoting liberty” is a bit vague and cynical. I’ll tell the communist party to change their name to “Freedom Center” and let them know they can expect you full support. Actually, isn’t Horowitz’ funding arm called the “Freedom Center”….god it’s hard to be sarcastic here…

        Because the Patrick Henry Center lost its status…every organization that you don’t like is getting a free pass? What does that even mean? When MMFA supports a candidate and tells you not to vote for a Republican, then they will be breaking the rules. I’m afraid repeating what people say and do with clips of them actually saying and doing it….is not endorsement of what you perceive to be it’s opposite.

        • Guest

          “Really? You don’t think that “promoting liberty” is a bit vague and cynical.” You don’t think that “Fundamentally transforming America” is just a bit expansive and totalitarian” comrade?

        • NAHALKIDES

          You need to acquaint yourself with the beginnings of this scandal – Lois Lerner’s carefully-managed “briefing” calculated to blunt the revelations in the Inspector General’s report. The IG concluded that Conservative groups were singled out for special treatment at the IRS; we know their applications were slow-walked so they would not be approved in time for them to be a factor in the 2012 election. The partisan politics were obvious and naked, and if you can’t admit even that much, there’s no point in talking to you.

  • Robert W

    The IRS’ brazzeness even in light of their massive institutional corruption shows they have no fear of repercussions from anything they do. Obviously not from the Democrats – who use the IRS as an extension of the DNC – but apparently not from Republicans either. Government gone wild.

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        • BagLady

          I am in the dark about these people who pop up on every site boastin’ fortunes from workin’ at home and giving a lead-in to a .com site. How do they make any money? Weird. Definitely a very short lived phenomenon.

    • piglett

      Ah but you are wrong, the civil service workers who want to keep their jobs, do fear and thus the “whistleblower” statutes of the past. Look at the problems for the lower level people in Cinncinati who pointed the finger at their upper level managers and lawyers who were probably exempt due to the thousands of “political appointee” and “exempt” positions, now in government. Holder and Lerner, Clinton etc are just the tip of the “exempt” and “take the Fifth” exceptions to these proliferating appointements who set policy, change policy and subvert law and language with each new administration. Ask any retired FBI or SECRET SERVICE or even retired local cop, social services worker or teacher if “that’s the way it has always been” and I doubt anyone from the civil service lower ranks will say the goal was to “profile” or “target” groups by ideology or color. That is and can be a top down change verbally and through the dominate politics of the agency peer pressure, and often the only way a lower level can get promoted or demoted, in the world of federal “you scratch my back I scratch yours”. Look at the way the Clintons destroyed the computers and property in the White House, when they left, instead of relying on the new employees to need the historical and communication documents of what they did, for continuity.
      If your not doing something wrong or illegal or emailing inner sanctum hate speech or targeting, or using public telephones and computers for political advantage or IRS research etc, why would any administration destroy, take or send to the new Library Staffs, for postponement and legal warangling that took years for A.C.L.J to uncover, in Hilaries and Bills emails? You don’t need a whistleblower law, is Government has a policy and rules that are legal and enforce the “intent” of honestly and integrity, but you can intimidate with overload of pointed managers who have a ax to grind on society but no experience in government, because the managers and exempts have the power to discipline internally and most lower levels, see the wrongs but are dependent upon their jobs for their families. New Book by the Secret Service Agent who quit to run for office. Not a lot of secrets etc, but a good analysis of one of the major problems with federal service, only he calls it the “burcracy” and upper levels of unaccountability. I see it as the political appointee positions and exempt employee positions. Often the highest paid, the least experienced and short term enough to get fat government pensions, along with fat contracts in the private sector, i.e. double dipping the system of titles and Private/public name dropping and conflicts in America.

  • http://johnnyangel10.WordPress.com JohnnyAngel Advocacy Group

    One answer is to begin the REVOLUTION NOW !


      The Revolution? is this the same euphemistic revolution I have been hearing about since the 1960’s? when everything will be fine. ??


        No, this would be a Conservative Revolution to put some restraints on an out-of-control government.

        • justquitnow

          Why don’t you just wait until the next election to see if you are going to be ok with the federal government or not.

          • NAHALKIDES

            Don’t worry – there won’t be another revolution before the 2016 election.

        • Nick Jihad

          Would this be the same “Conservative Revolution” that gave us USA Patriot, DHS, TSA, etc?

          • NAHALKIDES

            Obviously not. The things you’re referring to are Bush/Obama products, and neither of these men is anything like a Conservative, Bush being a moderate statist and Obama an outright Marxist.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    The question is, what can be done about it?

  • glpage

    When the government breaks the law there is no law.

    “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
    it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to
    institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and
    organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to
    effect their Safety and Happiness.”


    I think the basic reason there wasn’t more response to Matthew’s article is the sheer complexity of tax law – it gives the Democrats just the fig leaf they need to pretend that what they’re doing is legal. Obviously, Conservative organizations are being targeted, but Democrats can claim that because they advocate a political point of view, they should have their tax-exempt status revoked and many people will fall for this line. The fact is that a tax-exempt organization may advocate for a particular point of view, but this distinction needs to be explained.

    Another point that should be raised is that this issue was worth fighting for, and if necessary, “shutting the government down” (i.e. de-funding a tiny part of it), but Establishment Republicans refused to do so. They could have won the argument in the public eye by insisting all these groups be immediately granted tax-exempt status not subject to further IRS review, but they just didn’t have the guts for the fight.

  • Guest

    The IRS and the “Justice” Dept. under Eric-the-Red Holder is Amerikka’s equivalent of the former Soviet KGB. You are under surveillance Comrade.

    • Nick Jihad

      I like to refer to him as Eric “Stonewall” Holder, because stonewalling is what he does, and because the association with a famous Confederate general would irk him.

  • Nick Jihad

    I’m trying to be outraged. I’m trying to envision a bright future, were these corrupt socialists get thrown out of office, and we get a conservative administration that does _not_ give us more USA Patriot, Homeland Security, TSA molesters, and other new federal goon squads, to add to the ones that we already have.

    Sorry, the new boss is the same as the old boss, and I won’t get fooled again.

  • antioli

    he corrupt administration and their corrupt agencies must be brought to
    justice. Any one who carries out their suppression orders can not use
    the defense ” I was just following orders”

    • kikorikid

      Yes! The “Nuremburg Defense” did not and will not
      stand although many will use it because they do not
      know History well enough to avoid it. Santayana was/is

  • http://www.hopy1.com hopy

    government actions are aimed at helping developing country but it is a problem many people are interested, but the policy should be candidates through multiple departments, organizations, …

  • cedarhill

    This, again, is a sign that the Dems will likely win 2016 even if they lose 2014. Predictions:
    1. Boehner and the boys and girls will pass immigration and allow Dem voters to be imported – that’ll take care of all elections after the 2016 election.
    2. The IRS will clamp down as noted in the article, with only a weak wimp warning from the GOP in the form of the recent McConnell “hey! he’s abusing things”.
    3. The MSM will become even more of the attack dog of the DNC.
    4. Unions will be given virtually everything they want.
    5. Welfare expansion, for the next few election cycles, expands.
    6. National health care advances with the GOP “helping”.
    7. With a win in 2016, the Dems will complete the takeover and dictate all health, housing, transportation, energy, education and food practices in the nation.
    8. Sometime after 2016, opposition to gov will be criminalized.

    In our lifetime we’ll see the current phase, complete takeover, socialism and the beginning of the next phase, complete failure and chaos.

    What’s interesting is how the GOP of Boehner, et al, expect to ever win elections after losing 20 to 30% of their base.

    • winstons

      What you don’t mention is the hate of Whites as a motivating factor for the Left in America. And the program of the Left is intended to impoverish and destroy Whites. BTW, didn’t David write a book called “Hating Whitey”? Time to reread it.

      • BagLady

        Oh for goodness sake. Get your head out of your whatsername.

      • kikorikid

        “Hate of Whites”? Hmmmm
        What is the Racial Distribution of the forty(40) dead
        at VAMC,Phoenix,AZ? Am I the only one who
        suspects “Diversity” murder of Whites here????
        Supposidly the “secret” list had between 1,500
        and 2,000 names on it. Intentionally delaying
        medical care for a political agenda is no less
        murder than Hitlers or Stalins schemes that
        did the same thing.

    • winstons

      It’s called Progressive/Fascism. See J. Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism” for the historical background and present roadmap.

  • physicsnut

    how about the HUD crackdown that led to the mortgage meltdown !

    Lawmakers ought to read this editorial
    and consider the Cloward-Piven strategy behind it.
    Clinton and his leftoid pals created the mess intentionally.


  • American1969

    Abolish the IRS. That agency has become too powerful. Add to that the fact that we also have a 70,000 page tax code that even IRS employees can’t figure out, and it’s obviously way past time to abolish it and overhaul the tax code.
    It is blatantly obvious to anyone with two functioning brain cells what’s been going on. MMFA does not do charity work. Their sold purpose of existence is to attack FNC, and that’s it. They admit it.
    At any rate, heads need to roll regardless. This is an abuse of government power and use of government agencies to silence Free Speech and opposition. That is un-American, and these same regressive leftists would be screaming if it were done to them and no one even raised an eyebrow.
    The fact that more people aren’t up in arms over an obvious abuse of government power is what disturbs me most, along with apathy about the NSA. The people’s Natural Rights are systematically being stripped, and people remain silent. They refuse to see what’s coming….until it’s too late.

    • BagLady

      The fact that more people aren’t up in arms over an obvious abuse of
      government power is what disturbs me most, along with apathy about the
      NSA. The people’s Natural Rights are systematically being stripped, and
      people remain silent. They refuse to see what’s coming….until it’s too

      A voice of reason in the dark. I am a little surprised that a well educated people are happily trudging the path to their own demise, having been convinced that the Boogeyman will get them otherwise.

  • wisntons

    With the successful invasion of the USA by the illegals, conservatives will not win another national election in the foreseeable future. The question is will the Democrat/Progressive/Fascist Party evolve a “Liberty” wing, Yes, but not in our lifetimes. And Obama hates the Clintons and will run someone against them…and win.

  • piglett

    Individual Democrats such as the Clintons and Kerry’s are the first to cry “McCarthyism” when they perceive even a hint of criticism, yet McCarty was only trying to legally go after ideology and Communism within government at the time. sic the terms “red baiting” and “witch hunts” popularized by (gasp) the media, movies, news outlets and generations of Hollywood. Yet, it seems the terms “racist” and “conspiracy theory” alone, have become the lefts new methods of perpetuating “McCarthyism” i.e. attacks on those who disagree or have infiltrated and manipulated control of law and governments. One thing blacks and whites know is “stereotyping and projection” on others, WORKS. Best “offense is a great defense” in law and in fact. Sadly, after 40 years of progressive education, we are reaping the rewards of progressive ignorance and copycat competition, i.e. escalation of words with no meaning, except they get recycled from history to generations with no knowledge of the ‘talking points” and politics of the past. I guess that is how up becomes down, and left became right. How much oil did we get from Iraq, or who got drafted when Kerry ran aganst Bush and the war escalated? Step by step, I still wonder why a political org even has to file or get a tax exemption at all. Go back to only allowing churchs the singular tax ememption and definition, and maybe the Panthers and Nation of Islam will get audited. However, when the Black Liberation Preacher yelled “G-d dam the United States”, I wondered at the Bibical or religious vs political intent of that church, but I guess that would be “dising” the poor or racist, by todays standards. IRS is totally unable to implement “equally” or “fairly” a thousand plus pages of Medicaid and Medicare redistribution, let alone thousands of volumns of tax and fee and triple dip exemptions.

    • kikorikid

      see: “Injustice”, by J. Christain Adams.
      Holder has turned over the “Civil Rights Division”
      to Diversity operatives that are systematically
      disenfranchising Whites from the political process
      at the same time allowing swarms of illegals
      to vote. Holder has stated that if there are
      Civil Right violations and the victim is White,
      the Dept. of Justice will not intervene.
      A Racial Tyranny is born.

      • piglett

        Good comment, read Adams book as soon as it was published and facts support exactly the policy or talking points Holder expounded upon at the conventions and “in service training”. Look at voters Rights devision and states or “complaints” he went after with voter I.D., and his response to Fast and Furious, Bengazi and IRS complaints. If the group is stereotyped as “white” or the minorities within the groups as “Uncle Toms” the group or individual is “profiled” for Justice department Civil Rights review but if victims are white or majority white emails and investigations are relegated to the pile or committee of redaction and non investigation. Holder and Obama have changed the legal language or policy of investigation to “Fairness” rather than the legal and Constitutional goal of ‘Equal enforcement” and “equal opportunity. Just on the subject of investigation IRS and Social Security administration of Social Security and Medicare (whom the powers want to cut further) is a nighmare of past discrimination by IRS and Congress through word changes and intent of original guarantees. It is a mess. but keep promoting the book and others, we are probably on the same track for reading. Unfortunately, Congress does not read their own bills, past or present.

  • tic…tic…BOOM

    And the IRS has a SWAT team to enforce the dictates of the regime. Time is on their side. Time is running out for us. Where is the spark?

  • Christopher Riddle

    Franklin Roosevelt was AGAINST Unionization Of Public-Sector Workers!He Said That It Wouldn’t Work Because They Are Employed By The PEOPLE!!How RIGHT HE WAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • physicsnut

    just watched Moyers – encouraging the Left wing money machine to push for carbon taxes and divesting from carbon blah blah blah.
    The Left Wing Nitwits are on Bill Moyers blabbering about carbon taxes and corporations and all their usual drivel – nothing about how anyone can heat a house around here with solar or wind. They think they can stand around and pontificate about pushing corporations to do ‘the right thing’ – as if they have a solution. If they did, THEY would be rich !
    But their big idea is to Weatherize houses with union labor. Ok, but when it is 10 degrees out, what has that got to do with wind and solar ?

  • Asemodeus

    “The Internal Revenue Service has
    revoked the charitable status of a conservative nonprofit group that
    disseminated statements critical of Democrats Hillary Clinton and John
    Kerry a decade ago.”

    You do all realize that the IRS is following the law, right? You don’t get to be primarily political and enjoy charity status in this country.

  • BagLady

    On its website, the Patrick Henry Center describes its mission as “fostering, promoting, and advocating the restoration of Liberty as the primary object of American society.”

    It’s a political lobby group. The question is: should taxpayers fund political lobbyists? I don’t think so. Which department would that fall under? Education? Health? Infrastructure?

  • CowsomeLoneboy

    The author of this article and by extension Horowitz and Laskin either intentionally conflate (c)(3) and (c)(4) organizations when it suits their purposes or they are unashamedly oblivious to the distinctions. Either way, they obviously don’t understand that they’re undercutting their own “scathing” take down of the Obama administration and revealing that they have no argument of merit.

  • Warren Raymond

    This is a Coup d’état, people. You have been taken over! While you were sleeping the Marxists and the Muslims have outmanoeuvred you and will ensure that the America of your fathers is gone forever.

    • kikorikid

      Wait one Warren!
      We haven’t had the fight yet.
      The fight that cannot be avoided
      because the Left will continue
      and increase its suppression/repression
      of any point of view not its own. The current
      noticeable fascist behavior of the Left
      is only getting started. The “roundups”
      will be full of surprises for those doing it.
      This is NOTan unarmed “Warsaw Ghetto”

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