The IRS will fork over 3.5 million dollars and an apology after admitting it unfairly scrutinized Tea Party groups during the Obama Administration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday, that members of over 400 conservative groups reached a settlement. The groups claimed their tax-exempt status faced higher scrutiny in 2013 because of their political ideology. Sessions confirmed groups with the words ‘tea party’ or ‘patriots’ were subject to inappropriate screening in their applications. A senior attorney for judicial watch who helped uncover the scandal says it goes even deeper. After the settlement announcement, Sessions said the heightened scrutiny was wrong, adding it is improper for the IRS to single out groups for different treatment based on their names or ideological positions.
How pathetic. Once again, the real issue is ignored. A political party used a powerful agency of the federal government to put politics above the United States Constitution in a blatant attempt to deprive political foes their constitutionally protected right to free speech. For the sake of expediency, the Department of Justice claims a victory by having tax payer dollars paid to those who were harmed. Not one individual was indicted for an egregious attack on our constitution.
The freedom to oppose those in power is the most critical element of maintaining a free society. The elimination of such rights is always the first tactic to be used by any movement that advocates a totalitarian society like Obama promised in November of 2008 when he promised to fundamentally transform the United States. The attack on the opposition we now know was a coordinated effort with strong evidence that it was coordinated by top levels of the Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrats).
Those we know who were directly responsible, like Lois Lerner, are not even investigated by an impartial investigator. Eric Holder was certainly not impartial. Despite this direct attack on freedom and the protector of freedom, the United States Constitution, a few tax payer dollars are distributed, and all is well.
This my Freedom Loving American friends just told the enemy of freedom, the Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrats), that they are welcome to continue their assault on the constitution toward their promised road to tyranny for the United States of America. Jeff Sessions, an individual I had always believed valued freedom and the constitution, just told the country he favors expediency over protecting freedom and the constitution. And there is no outrage by anybody. The slippery slope just became more slippery and steeper.