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That's a scandal that's clearly worth getting angry about congress into wisdom has decided that if you give money you and advocacy group you don't get a tax deduction.
It's a group spends more than 50% of its money on political active.
This spring we learned that the -- is selected 500 conservative and Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny.
Agents were told -- -- the look -- for words like liberty patriot constitution.
-- words iris bureaucrats then denied tax deductions the Tea Party groups for more than a year.
And harass them with question after question.
And in a few cases -- their donor lists.
Sometimes -- -- -- left wing groups that is despicable this is just raw political views.
Brooke Rollins Rollins one group that was abused the Texas public policy foundation so what happened to you guys.
Well John what happened to us and the spring of last year 2012.
Our donor list and as a 501 C three charitable organization which is what our organization is.
We have to file -- -- iris a list of our larger donors.
But as you know that list is supposed to remain anonymous in the IRS and return promises to blackout every name.
Before it releases that information about the organization why shouldn't be anonymous people say if you give to a political cause you ought to be -- Well this goes back to the founding of our country in my opinion the right to associate and to engage is inherent in a democracy a free we have a right to associate you just have to -- be public about well let's go back to the civil rights movement back in Alabama vs NAACP.
The state of Alabama tried to force NAACP during the civil rights era.
To disclose their donors and as we all know why would they do that -- they would do that because they think they could.
Threaten those people not to get money any more or -- -- you know the givers of the NAACP to back down.
And they knew that that current state of affairs and Alabama was going to change unless they were able to.
Undercut or delete the NAACP is -- what they were trying to do.
So the US Supreme Court said absolutely not.
We have rights as Americans to remain anonymous we support those whose ideas we believe and likewise -- your dollars.
-- that hey if my name is publicize maybe I'll be harassed the way the Coke Brothers.
That's exactly right and not surprisingly the Coke Brothers were on our list.
As well as many other great Americans and -- consumers and when the left seize control of this list and wrote about it and a lot of their magazines their blogs or web sites.
That harassment started to come about so absolutely.
Then there's that targeting this didn't happen -- you already have a tax exempt status this happened to others and at first the IRS commissioner says all -- no targeting.
And then a year later low whistler reveal the truth in response to a question that she.
And IRS commissioner then several mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient.
In their workload that's all if you say Tea Party -- patriot they -- -- -- and advocacy group.
They were just doing their job.
That's what they're saying what is amazing and -- the new stories today -- since yesterday that but.
The report from the IRS.
We had progressives -- our list of this week that was released this just happened in oh my goodness so we were really targeting conservatives we were targeting everybody.
-- -- John have you seen one progressive group stepped forward and say we were harassed.
Have you seen one progressive groups say wait a minute IRS you.
The latest for two years you made is produced 23000.
Pages of documents which one of these groups had to produce -- in their quest to become.
A C four we haven't seen any of that win Big Brother gets so big that they have to know everything about you to be able to give you everything you want.
That begins the ruin of our country and I think that's the crossroads where we are right now and that's by the show was so important and why your viewers must understand what's at stake here.
And when government is so big and you want the tax deduction.
You have to give them all this information and actually -- you know when they say targeting people it doesn't live until you mentioned the 23 pages of documents that the leadership institute -- to provide 233008.
-- that's right.
The coalition for life of Iowa was ask.
Provide the percentage of time your group spends on prayer groups compared with other activities.
And at one group the American patriots against government excess -- like that name.
Was required to provide a synopsis.
Of every book read.
The president of the group said -- I thought I don't have time to provide a book report you can read them for yourself she sent them to them and included a copy of the constitution.
Which is great but it goes to the bigger point.
That what is happening here must stop when government gets so big this is what happens and this is why we have to stand up and -- -- It straight you -- some on the left don't see any problem with what via higher state here's the former head of the tax division.
I couldn't find any thing that suggested the IRS had acted inappropriately.
Acted perhaps in effectively had a couple places but not inappropriately.
I haven't seen what they did wrong how would they are supposed to evaluate how much political activity.
501 C four wants to engage in it.
And that's all just fine you know the fact that.
Those guys can stand up and say that to me is astonishing.
But it also in my opinion -- such great opportunity for the people of this country to stand up and -- no more.
We will hope that will happen thank you Brooke Rollins coming up.
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