Originally Posted by cosmo20002
No, I didn't say that. I said they were 'inappropriately' given more scrutiny. But perhaps the level of outrage should have some relationship to the harm done. If they were actually rejected, I think that would justify a lot more outrage.
The 'funny' thing is that NONE of these
political social welfare groups should qualify. They don't have a political purpose? Yeah, right.
There is a time frame involved wherein these groups can effectively voice their positions and exercise their right to free speech in order to make the case for or against a philosophy or idea. By selective scrutiny and delay the IRS effectively undermined the right of law abiding citizens to exercise free speech.
Moreover, whether or not the organizations qualify as political or social welfare is a matter for us to discuss and the courts to decide but the IRS acted unilaterally to deny rights or delay the opportunity to exercise those rights based on nothing more than the fact that they dont agree the message being delivered and hold a disdain for those who agree with such a message.
That's ****ed. That's wrong. And every American should tremble in fear if this precedent is allowed to stand.
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