…While the IRS was hassling any nonprofit group with the word “patriot” in its name, it was rubberstamping exemptions for “Islamic” groups, even organizations that violate disclosure laws.
Worse, it was even finding favor with nonprofits tied to terrorism — namely, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which not coincidentally is yoked to the Democratic Party.
Despite being blackballed by the FBI, which still suspects it’s fronting for Hamas, and despite failing to file annual tax reports as required by federal law, CAIR apparently has found friends in high places at the nation’s powerful taxing authority.
Last year, in the middle of the national election season, the IRS quietly agreed to reinstate CAIR’s tax-exempt status, allowing it to resume raising tax-free donations just in time for Ramadan, a key time for Muslim charitable giving…
…Holly Paz, a supervisor in the IRS’s Washington, DC office that issued rulings on tax-exempt groups, made a $2,000 contribution directly to the Obama for America war chest, and another $2,000 to the separate Obama Victory Fund, both in 2008, according to Federal Election Commission documents. She has also been named as the attorney who monitored interviews conducted with IRS employees by Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George, as he investigated what would explode in May 2013 as a major crisis for the White House…
“Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.”- Winston Churchill
The IRS has become too big and too powerful. The government abused its power through the IRS and targeted you for the ‘crime’ of being a Patriot.
Now it’s time to stand up, speak up, and set things right. This is your moment to fight and win.
Join Glenn Beck and the Tea Party Patriots – this Wednesday June 19 – for the AUDIT THE IRS RALLY.
What: Audit the IRS Rally When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from Noon – 3pm Where: West Lawn of the US Capitol
“I will go and stand, and I ask you to do the same” – Glenn Beck telling his listeners to rally in DC this Wednesday – the first time he has mobilized his listeners since the massive “Restoring Honor” rally in August of 2010.
Glenn Beck stands with us. So will: Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz, Congressmen Steve King, Louie Gohmert, Michele Bachmann, Jim Bridenstine and others. We have coalitions partners like Breitbart, Heritage Action, Restore America’s Voice, American Center for Law and Justice, Gateway Pundit, The Institute for Liberty, Grassfire/Patriot Action Network, War Room Radio Program, and Tea Party Students.
Most importantly, we will be joined by American groups and patriotic citizens who have been personally affected by the IRS targeting and discrimination including: Justin Binik-Thomas, Marion Bower, George Brunemann, Joe Dugan, Becky Gerritson, Kelly Horsley, Darcy Kahrhoff, Kevin Kookegey, Sue Martinek, Gerri McDaniel, Daniel Moore, Rick Morlen, Austin Nimrocks, Laura Van Overschelde, Katrina Pierson, Paul Simpson, and Mark West.
The IRS operates by fear, intimidation – and now by targeting patriotic American citizens. Americans have been afraid of their government for years. They were afraid that the IRS, FBI, or other government agencies will show up at their homes or businesses to intimidate and bully them further – like the IRS did to the Tea Party Patriots.
Now it’s time for us to turn the tables on the IRS. You must show up this Wednesday in Washington DC, to show your fellow Americans – and especially the IRS – that we will not live in fear, we will live like Americans.
Show your fellow Americans that they are not alone and that together, united, we will survive and we will return the civic authority to the hands of our people, not unelected government thugs who think they can use their power to control our lives and dictate our actions.
We will stand up together on Wednesday for one another, for our freedom, for our Constitution, and for our future.
Join us! Stand with us! Fight for a better future!…
…For those of you who will be arriving by bus, the buses will park at Union Station and then you will need to walk the short distance over to the Capitol yard area.
It will be very hot that day, so please remember to bring sunscreen and bottles of water. As a reminder, PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND REMEMBER TO THROW AWAY YOUR TRASH. Do not leave empty water bottles on the Capitol grounds, as this could hamper our ability to get approved for permits in the future.
The rally will last for more than two hours, and we have a full agenda with speakers ranging from Members of Congress to victims who were personally targeted by the IRS.
In the spirit of what Becky Gerritson of Wetumpka Tea Party so elegantly said in her testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee:
“We are patriotic Americans. We peacefully assemble. We petition our government. We exercise our right to free speech and we don’t understand why our government tried to stop us. We aren’t here as serfs or vassals. We’re not begging our lords for mercy. We are born free American citizens and we’re telling our government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for our well being and monitor our speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. The post that you occupy exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty and you have faltered.”
Ted Cruz , US Senate
Mike Lee , US Senate (UT)
Rand Paul , US Senate (KY)
Michele Bachmann , US House (MN)
Jim Bridenstine , US House (OK)
Dave Camp , US House (MI)
John Fleming , US House (LA)
Louie Gohmert , US House (TX)
Tom Graves , US House (GA)
Tim Huelskamp , US House (KS)
Jim Jordan , US House (OH)
Mike Kelly , US House (PA)
Steve King , US House (IA)
Tom Price , US House (GA)
Matt Salmon , US House (AZ)
Justin Binik-Thomas , Individual, Included in Liberty Township Tea Party Letter*
Marion Bower , American Patriots Against Government Excess*
George Brunemann, Jr. , Cincinnati Tea Party*
Joe Dugan , Myrtle Beach Tea Party*
Becky Gerritson , Wetumpka Tea Party*
Kelly Horsley , Katy Tea Party Patriots*
Darcy Kahrhoff , Katy Tea Party Patriots*
Kevin Kookogey , Linchpins of Liberty*
Sue Martinek , Coalition for Life of Iowa*
Gerri McDaniel , Myrtle Beach Tea Party*
Daniel Moore , Albequerque Tea Party*
Rick Morlen , Albuquerque Tea Party*
Austin R. Nimrocks , Alliance Defending Freedom*
Larry Nordvig , Richmond Tea Party*
Laura Van Overschelde , The Mississippi Tea Party*
Katrina Pierson , Dallas Tea Party*
Paul Simpson , Katy Tea Party Patriots*
Mark West , Chatanooga Tea Party*
Steven K. Bannon , Breitbart News
Glenn Beck , The Glenn Beck Program
Dan Bongino , 2012 Republican Nominee for US Senate (MD)
Darla Dawald , Grassfire/Patriot Action Network
Ken Hoagland , Restore America’s Voice
Jim Hoft , The Gateway Pundit
Niger Innis , CORE and TheTeaParty.net
Sonnie Johnson , Breitbart News
Phil Kerpen , American Commitment
Andrew Langer , The Institute for Liberty
Dana Loesch , The Dana Loesch Radio Show
Lisa Miller , Tea Party Washington DC
Seton Motley , Less Government
Michael Needham , Heritage Action
Lisa Mei Norton , Big Dawg Music Mafia, National Anthem Singer
Jordan Sekulow , American Center for Law and Justice
KCarl Smith , Frederick Douglass Republicans
Rose Tennent , The War Room Radio Program
Caleb Yee , Tea Party Students
* Individuals or groups that were targeted by the IRS.
A new 253-page Obamacare rule issued late Friday requires state, federal and local agencies as well as health insurers to swap the protected personal health information of anybody seeking to join the new health care program that will be enforced by the Internal Revenue Service.
Protected health information, or PHI, is highly protected under federal law, but the latest ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services allows agencies to trade the information to verify that Obamacare applicants are getting the minimum amount of health insurance coverage they need from the health “exchanges.”
The ruling, explained on pages 72-73 of the book-thick guidance, does not mention any requirement that applicants first OK the release of their PHI. HHS already allows some exchange of PHI without an individual’s pre-approval, especially when for a “government program providing public benefits.” Officials said the swapping of information is simply meant to help figure the best insurance coverge of Obamacare users.
The new ruling surprised some congressional critics. “This sounds as if HHS will have access to protected health info to me,” said one top Hill aide worried about how well the administration will protect that information…
Only 11% of Americans want us to arm the rebels in Syria yet the Obama administration isn’t listening. But it’s not just the Democrats, progressives in both parties are pushing for U.S. involvement as evidenced by John McCain’s recent trip to Syria where he met with the rebels. Why is this a bad idea? Glenn explains below in a clip you need to share this clip with your friends!
A Syrian rebel group’s April pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda’s replacement for Osama bin Laden suggests that the terrorists group’s influence is not waning and that it may take a greater role in the Western-backed fight to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad…
The entire article is at USA Today and the article contains several links to related articles.
It’s not a surprise that Russia has put its foot down and told the US that it won’t allow any no-fly zones in Syria. What might be surprising is that threat doesn’t alter the administration’s plans to protect it’s training areas for Syrian rebels…
…When broken down by party, 74% of Independents, 71% of Republicans, and 66% of Democrats are in opposition to the president. The main concern of those polled is the fear that the new boss will be an awful lot like the old boss.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin scoffed at President Barack Obama’s decision to begin arming the Syrian rebels, saying that until the U.S. has a commander in chief that knows what they’re doing, “let Allah sort it out.”
“Are these the people you want to support? Are they the ones you want to supply with weapons? Then this probably has little relation to the humanitarian values preached in Europe for hundreds of years.”
On the eve of the immigration debate, the video below really needs to go viral.
One of the US’ top “immigrant’s rights” activists, labor leader and Democratic Socialists of America Marxist, Eliseo Medina, admits that illegal immigrant amnesty has nothing to do with compassion or economics – it’s all about permanent political power for the left.
Medina sees illegal immigrant amnesty and voting rights as the beginnings of a “governing coalition for the long term.”
At the “progressive” America’s Future Now! conference in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 2009, SEIU International Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina addressed attendees on the necessity of comprehensive immigration reform.
Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said “when they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up.”
So I think there’s two things that matter for the progressive community. Number one, if we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants, that we’ll expand and solidify the progressive coalition for the future… When you are in the middle of a fight for your life you will remember who was there with you. And immigrants count on progressives to be able to do that. Number two. “We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters”. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three? If we have eight million new voters who care about …… and will be voting. We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle…
If illegal immigrants are given voting rights, there will probably never be another Republican (or conservative president) in America again.
The Democrats and their Marxist masters in the labor unions will become America’s permanent ruling class.
Every GOP legislator needs to see this video before they cast a vote on “immigration reform.”
Files Amendment to Immigration Reform Bill; Co-sponsored by Sen. Vitter
…“The right to vote is a fundamental building block of our nation’s democratic process and it crucial that we have the measures in place to uphold the integrity of our elections,” said Sen. Cruz. “This amendment ensures that states can enforce the commonsense requirement that those registered to vote must actually be U.S. citizens.”…
Rubio has killed himself with his base through a classic example of hubris and Freshman overreach. He could have gotten behind an immigration bill, but getting behind this immigration bill, another cooked-up-in-a-backroom you’ve-got-to-pass-it-to-find-out-what’s-in-it monstrosity was a mistake. His second mistake, and the really fatal one, has been expressions of contempt toward his base. Suggesting that people who don’t support his bill are racist, and that American workers are dumb, is political poison. And his staff should know better than to say this kind of thing to any journalist, however friendly-seeming. All in all, a really disappointing performance from Rubio.
…Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) warned Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would face a conference revolt that could threaten his Speakership if he allows a House vote on the immigration bill presently being debated in the Senate…
“There’s no way the country survives if Amnesty is passed. It will fundamentally change our country. People used to flee their countries to become American. They loved American principles. This immigration bill goes against our fundamental principles. I believe this is the final fundamental transformation of this country.”
…From my time in the Justice Department Voting Section, I can remember intimately the wars over some of the preemption issues decided today.
The Left essentially believes that anyone who fills out a federal Election Assistance Commission registration form should be allowed on the rolls, no questions asked. There were complex fights over the “citizen check-off box” issues, with the Left wanting the box rendered meaningless, and conservatives and election-integrity proponents believing a registration cannot be processed until a registrant affirms on the box that he or she is a citizen…
…The decision today uncorks state power. The Left wanted state power stripped and they lost…
Sarah Palin pushed back against Jeb Bush’s argument that decreased fertility rates in the United States meant that immigration reform was necessary.
“I say this as someone who’s kind of fertile herself,” the mother of five told attendees at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference today. “I don’t think that’s where we want to go in deciding how will we incentivize the hard-working responsible families who want to . . . follow the law and become Americans versus those whose very first act on our soil is to break the law. “…
On Friday, a CBS News internal investigation revealed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s personal and work computers had been compromised. “Sophisticated” methods were used to access her computers in 2012, at the time when Attkisson was pursuing details relating to the Benghazi attacks and the Fast and Furious “gun walking” scandal. On Monday, she spoke out and said that she was “outraged” by the “disturbing” revelation.
“There were signs of unusual happenings in my home for many months,” Attkisson said. She noted that her computers would turn themselves on and then off again overnight.
She says that she reported these suspicious patterns in January. Attkisson reported that the subsequent investigation by a computer forensics firm ruled out unsophisticated malware or phishing programs as being responsible.
“It is a very serious and disturbing matter, and I am outraged that they would do such a thing,” she continued…