IRS abused its power [UPDATED]Published 9:06am Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated 11:07am Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Where does it say that the IRS has authority to regulate free speech?
The IRS scandalous revelations keep coming. Obama’s spokespeople told us two employees had been singled out for “rogue behavior” and had “been disciplined.”
Does that mean they lose library card privileges for a week or two? Forfeit two coffee breaks?
However, employees of the IRS Cincinnati office, where this abuse of power was based, have told the press that at least four other employees and supervisors are involved in this outrage, and all are claiming they “just did what their bosses ordered.”
Then, President Obama held a very short press event to announce that he had fired the temporary IRS Commissioner, who wasn’t even the Commissioner when this all happened.
But, Obama failed to let on that the Commissioner had given notice months ago that he planned to resign from his temporary within two weeks from now, and the “firing” won’t take effect until almost the end of this month. Some discipinary action, eh?
The IRS singled out pro life groups, hundreds of conservative groups such as Tea Party chapters, groups organized to teach about the Constitution, pro Israel Jewish groups, defenders of family values, Christians, and denied them tax numbers as non profit groups, or dragged out the review and appoval process for as long as two years.
Yet, pro abortion and pro homosexual marriage and anti religious groups were quickly granted tax exempt status.
One pro life group were told by the IRS that they would also have to promote abortion if they wanted the tax exempt status.
So, I ask again, where does the IRS get the authority to regulate free speech by denying the privilege to speak out against the excesses of the Obama regime?
If the Obama-controlled IRS can pick and choose, on the basis of whether a group favors or opposes the Obama regime, who gets status to speak, then free speech has died.
And, to add to the outrage , the Commissioner of the Cincinnati group who led the teams to deny free speech to conservatives, Christians, supporters of the Constitution? She has just been appointed by the Obama regime to be in charge of administering the Obamacare scheme.
Should we expect Obama to use her to pick who gets health care based on whether they worship
Obama, or oppose his policies?
How much longer will Americans stand for this assault on our freedom?