The Internal Revenue Service, under Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, continues its open persecution of Tea Party and Conservative groups by denying their tax exempt status.
The Washington Times reports:
Nearly seven years after it applied to the IRS for nonprofit status, the Albuquerque Tea Party has finally been given a decision: Denied.
The tax agency, under orders from a federal judge, is belatedly tackling the remaining tea party cases that it delayed for years, and so far the tea party isn’t doing well. Only one of the three groups in the case was approved, and the other two, including Albuquerque, got notices of proposed denials last week.
The applicants will have a chance to appeal, but the denials aren’t sitting well with the groups, whose attorney said it’s more evidence that the IRS continues to single out the tea party for abuse.
Tri Cities Tea Party from Washington State was also denied.
“It is clear that we still have an IRS that is corrupt and incapable of self-correction,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice.
Sekulow represented many of the groups against the IRS.
“We’re pleased Unite in Action has finally received its approval after lengthy delays,” he added. “We’re now in the process of reviewing the proposed denials in the other two cases as we aggressively move forward with our federal lawsuit against the IRS to ensure it is bound by the U.S. Constitution and the law protecting the fundamental freedoms of speech and association that serve as the bedrock to this great nation.”
“As we continue our fight at the ACLJ against the lawless, unconstitutional Obama administration’s IRS targeting of grassroots conservatives, we are achieving important victories,” Sekulow continued. “But the fight also continues in federal court to ensure justice for all 38 of our clients from 22 states across the country. We must not stop fighting the IRS corruption until there is true justice and assurances that no American will ever be targeted by the IRS for his or her beliefs ever again.
“Three of our remaining clients have received determinations from the IRS in recent weeks after a significant victory in which a federal judge ordered the IRS to issue determinations within 30 days. Michigan-based Unite in Action – after waiting for more than six years – has been approved by the IRS,” he concluded.
A federal judge ordered that they clear a backlog of conservative non-profit applicants by November 11.
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton gave the unconstitutional agency less than a month to give applicants an answer.
Furthermore, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit did determine that the IRS “did, in fact, discriminate against tea party groups.” That ruling followed a 2014 ruling in which a George W. Bush appointed federal court judge sided with the Internal Revenue Service against Tea Party groups that sought a redress of grievances against the federal agency for targeting them concerning their tax-exempt status.
So, the question is, what is to be done judicially to those who failed to comply with the judge’s orders? Has anyone been arrested? Has anyone been charged? No. In fact, in large part, this has only been a blip in the mainstream media.
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