Allen B. West

IRS slaps on more rules to silence conservatives

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During his Super Sunday interview with Bill O’Reilly, President Obama said there was not a “smidgen of corruption” in the IRS. He’s right. It’s not a smidgen. It’s a blob.

Last week during a hearing on Capitol Hill, True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht referred to the “weaponizing of the IRS.” We also reported here about Chuck Schumer’s comments to the George Soros-funded Center for Security Progress where he referred to “redoubling our efforts using the IRS and other government agencies” against grassroots conservative groups.

The next round of this progressive socialist assault on voices of political opposition includes new rules the IRS will seek to implement.

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Cleta Mitchell, lead attorney in the IRS case, says the proposed IRS rules on regulating tax-exempt groups participating in political activities, is like “big, fat, permanent duct tape across the mouths of citizens” trying to “hold their elected officials accountable.”

Never forget, the American people are guaranteed the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, freedom of expression, but most importantly to “petition their government for redress of their grievances.”

Speaking to Newsmax, Mitchell said Obama administration officials “don’t really understand what the fuss is about” when it comes to the IRS targeting scandal. “They view the activities of conservatives and tea party groups as somehow odd,” she said. Constitutional conservative grassroots organizations are ramping up efforts to fight the proposed IRS rules, rallying people to file their opposition with the agency before the Feb. 27 deadline — even as Mitchell said she’s collecting documents related to the proposed rules.

“When these rules were posted, [the] agency is supposed to include any background materials and documents related to the proposed rulemaking,” she noted. “The IRS says there are none; zero,” she said, adding that the Treasury Department later conceded it’ll take until April to collect the documents she requested.

I encourage you to learn more about these IRS rules and send in your comments to the IRS, lest we lose the ability for everyday American citizens to speak up and challenge those who work for us. If you are opposed to the proposed restrictions file a complaint through the website You can also fill out this form.

Every day, the federal government under the gaze of the Obama administration leans further towards totalitarianism and tyranny. This is not what our Founding Fathers intended. As Abraham Lincoln stated, this is supposed to be a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

We’re getting a government for itself, driving up our debt, creating more dependency, and reducing the future opportunities for our children and grandchildren.

President Obama recently visited Thomas Jefferson’s home of Monticello. Interesting irony that it was Jefferson who said, “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”

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