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December 3, 2022

People are Getting a Little Worked Up Over Proposed IRS Non-Profit Guidance

YOU SHALL NOT STIFLE MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BE A PARTISAN GROUP PRETENDING TO BE A SOCIAL WELFARE GROUP!

Richard Rubin points out this morning that the topic at hand — Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities (REG-134417-13) — is generating quite the vocal buzz.

This should come as no surprise since the uninformed masses have been groomed to think this is a free speech issue. Also, Obama.

Case in point:

These regulations are nothing but an attempt to legalize the harassment of conservative, Christian, and Tea Party groups by the Obama administration. No one has been held accountable for the blatant targeting of conservatives by the IRS. Lois Lerner took the Fifth Amendment, was placed on "paid" leave, and allowed to retire with full pension and benefits. The proposed regulations simply codify this targeting, and therefore should be withdrawn.

and:

I am steadfastly against the proposed regulations that directly violate the First Amendment of the Constitution which ensures the federal government shall not infringe on our Freedom of Speech.

These regulations would strip citizens’ right to send organized communication within weeks of an election and prohibit identifying a candidate or political party who supports Obama’s pro-forced unionism agenda.

I urge the Federal Government to drop Regulation IR-2013-92 and its unconstitutional restrictions on citizen organizations, and to cease using tax laws to suppress political speech.

The funny part about that last one was the fact that the defender of the Constitution didn't care to sign his or her name to the comment and remained anonymous just like our founding fathers would have wanted.

76,186 comments and counting. Anyone else going to weigh in?

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