Here’s some information about one more nail in the coffin of freedom and free speech here in Solano County and the rest of America.
I recently received an email from dear friend John Takeuchi with a forwarded message from Vaca Valley Tea Party President Colleen Britton. I began to feel as if I were being suffocated.
Remember when the IRS said they were going to “rebuild the trust” of America after their attacks on the tax-exempt status of conservative organizations? Their prime targets were grassroots tea party groups whose objectives are to promote constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and to support free markets.
Well, it appears that their idea of “rebuilding trust” is to suffocate all organized political dissent.
The IRS has proposed to treat as political almost any activity that has anything to do with informing the public about government. The IRS has issued proposed rules that would treat all of the following activities by 501c4 organizations as candidate-related political activities:
Engaging in any of these activities would result in the denial the tax-exempt status of an organization.
Big surprise! The proposed Rules do not apply to labor unions and trade organizations. You read right.
Public comment on these proposed regulations is open until Thursday. You can email your comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. Include this citation: IRS REG-1134417-13.
The IRS and the Obama administration will try to downplay the effect of these new rule. They will probably talk about leveling the playing fields. But the real result of the rules is to suffocate all organized dissent and to make if extremely difficult to oppose the current government in any effective way.
You and I are being muzzled and politically suffocated. If we allow this to happen, we are likely to be politically dead, politically dead who have lost our freedoms. At this point, I don’t know if it is possible to prevent it from happening.
So what does this mean in addition to cutting the throat of organized opposition? It is the tyranny of absolute power.
The IRS was never intended to be the political strong arm of a political party or administration. But that is what it has become. The scary thing is that it may be only the beginning. The IRS can create regulations that affect every single person in the United States. They are the designated “enforcers” of the Obamacare program. No one is safe from their reach.
It isn’t just the IRS. Homeland Security arbitrarily classifies people as terrorists and that denies them every freedom and legal protection under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Our Constitution has been suspended by fiat, by executive orders and executive branch regulations while Congress funds the systematic destruction of our republic.
Congress has become so entrenched and partisan that they have become complicit in the destruction of our constitutional rule of law.
So what can we do? I am promoting a program to solve the problem by changing national leadership. If we can elect a Constitution-based majority in the U.S. Senate and get rid of Republican leaders like Rep. John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell, we can neutralize the executive branch and undo some of the abuses that have taken place. It can’t be done by just watching and complaining. It will take strong support from concerned Americans. That’s you and me. Are you willing?
Reach Murray Bass at 427-0744 or [email protected]