IRS wasn’t just aiming at the Tea Party and they weren’t interested in electioneering laws

The IRS reportedly also held up conservative pro-life groups in their little unbalanced application of US tax laws over the past three years and what they were demanding in order to allow people the same treatment as the Administration’s friends was no less than their freedom of speech:

IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status to two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last election.

“In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood,” the Thomas More Society announced today. “Once the IRS received this letter, their application would be approved.”

So, sign this paper that says under penalty of perjury that you won’t protest the President’s friends or we’ll deny you equal treatment under the law. That, ladies and gentlemen, isn’t just “increased scrutiny.” That is, hands-down, civil-rights violations and someone needs to go to jail over it if it’s proven true.

Someone on the Left said to me years ago when they were railing against the Bush Administration that we conservatives should be careful to denounce behavior like this when our side was in control of the government because we wouldn’t always be. What’s good for the goose, and all that… I am hoping that I can hear some of those voices being as loud about this clear civil rights violation as they were about the ones they allege happened back in 2004 and 2005. Might be nice.