Remember how the MSM chased this IRS story like a dog on a bone? No? That’s ok, neither do we.
For a story that the Left steadfastly refused to take seriously, this ACLJ victory is a ‘big deal’.
From the ACLJ website:
In an unprecedented victorious conclusion to a years-long legal battle against the IRS, the bureaucratic agency has just admitted in federal court that it wrongfully targeted Tea Party and conservative groups during the Obama Administration and issued an apology to ACLJ clients for doing so. In addition, the IRS is consenting to a court order that would prohibit it from ever engaging in this form of unconstitutional discrimination in the future.
In a proposed Consent Order filed with the Court yesterday, the IRS has apologized for its treatment of ACLJ clients (Tea Party and other conservative organizations applying for 501(c)(3) or and (c)(4) tax-exempt status with the IRS between 2009 and 2012) during the tax-exempt determinations process. Crucially, following years of denial by the IRS of wrongdoing and blame- shifting by IRS officials, the IRS agency now expressly admits that its treatment of ACLJ clients was wrong.
A court order that will ‘forbid’ it from breaking the law. In the future.
And some of us figured that a law forbidding such behavior should have been enough.
The IRS was forced to admit that the most dangerously powerful tool at the government’s disposal was deliberately weaponized against political opponents.
It was deliberately used to block charitable status for the TEA Party so that the grassroots movement could not be adequately funded. And it worked. The TEA party, as a movement, derailed.
And a half-hearted ‘apology’ is supposed to make it all better?
What about you, Clash reader? Do you accept that apology?
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