Tell Congress and oversight committee members to
"Investigate and Stop the IRS Abuse of Power!"
The Internal Revenue Service
targeted conservative political groups (including
Freedom Federation and the more than 30 organizations
that comprise its membership), pro-Israel organizations,
conservative Hispanic groups, and religious entities
through intimidating application processes and
excessive, unjust questioning to delay or deny
applications for tax-exempt status prior to and during
the 2012 election cycle. They also launched unwarranted
audits of groups falling into those same categories. It
is unlikely the full extent of the abuse is yet known as
senior administration officials are now covering up and
attempting to scapegoat low-level IRS employees for
"This is Big Brother come to life and a witch hunt to
prevent Americans from exercising their First Amendment
rights," said Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.
The IRS has effectively confirmed what thoughtful
Americans feared: Under the Obama administration, the
IRS amassed unprecedented power and unleashed the
politically driven will to provoke and abuse
organizations whose agendas run counter to leftist
ideologies. As we now know, this abuse of power was
strategically implemented during an election season to
help assure Barack Obama’s reelection and further
undermine the Constitution and its guarantees of equal
protection under the law.
Right now, the question is: Who authorized this
overreaching abuse of power at the IRS?
We are calling on the House Ways
and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the IRS Oversight Board to investigate
this abuse of power and hold accountable those people responsible!
We are additionally calling for the establishment of a
Special Counsel to conduct a thorough investigation.