IRS – New Program to Suppress Conservative Opinion

Texas businessman and 2016 American Citizen Party presidential candidate Bob McNeil reveals that six months after the IRS inspector general released a report acknowledging the routine targeting of conservative groups and other perceived enemies of the Obama Administration for extra scrutiny, those who would otherwise be known as “enemies of the state” or “enemies of the people” in communist countries, the IRS is at it again.

The IRS had been systematically holding up approval for these groups as they routinely applied for Section 501(c) (4) status. The targeting intensified, according to the IRS report, after the 2010 mid-term election in which the Republican Party achieved a majority in the House.  This targeting of groups and individuals continued through the 2012 election, and conservative commentators have justifiably argued that it effectively suppressed the conservative vote in 2012.  

Many conservative groups that were targeted are still waiting on IRS approval. The National Organization for Marriage was victimized by an IRS employee who leaked confidential tax information, and there were other cases that appeared to be of a similar nature—including one that targeted the Senate race in Delaware. The Justice Department has stonewalled on the case involving the illegal Organization for Marriage leak while the IRS continues to protect the identity of the leaker.

The agency is now placing further restrictions on the political activities of citizen groups, including nonpartisan voter-registration efforts, meet the candidate nights and debates, and on communications aimed at informing citizens about pending legislation in Congress and the states. This new regulation is being unveiled with less than a year to go before the 2014 mid-term elections.

Bob McNeil argues that this fearful rogue agency should be removed from politics as it is unconstitutionally harassing those who disagree with the regime.

The new regulation is as follows: 

PART 1—INCOME TAXES

Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in part as follows:

AUTHORITY:

26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

Par. 2. Section 1.501(c)(4)-1 is proposed to be amended by revising the first sentence of paragraph (a)(2)(ii) and adding paragraphs (a)(2)(iii) and (c) to read as follows:

§ 1.501(c)(4)-1 Civic organizations and local associations of employees.

(a) * * *

(2) * * *

(ii) * * * The promotion of social welfare does not include direct or indirect candidate-related political activity, as defined in paragraph (a)(2)(iii) of this section. * * *

(iii) Definition of candidate-related political activity—(A) In general. For purposes of this section, candidate-related political activity means:

(1) Any communication (as defined in paragraph (a)(2)(iii)(B)(3) of this section) expressing a view on, whether for or against, the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of one or more clearly identified candidates or of candidates of a political party that—

(i) Contains words that expressly advocate, such as “vote,” “oppose,” “support,” “elect,” “defeat,” or “reject;” or

(ii) Is susceptible of no reasonable interpretation other than a call for or against the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of one or more candidates or of candidates of a political party;

(2) Any public communication (defined in paragraph (a)(2)(iii)(B)(5) of this section) within 30 days of a primary election or 60 days of a general election that refers to one or more clearly identified candidates in that election or, in the case of a general election, refers to one or more political parties represented in that election;

(3) Any communication the expenditures for which are reported to the Federal Election Commission, including independent expenditures and electioneering communications;

(4) A contribution (including a gift, grant, subscription, loan, advance, or deposit) of money or anything of value to or the solicitation of contributions on behalf of—

(i) Any person, if the transfer is recognized under applicable federal, state, or local campaign finance law as a reportable contribution to a candidate for elective office;

(ii) Any section 527 organization; or

(iii) Any organization described in section 501(c) that engages in candidate-related political activity within the meaning of this paragraph (a)(2)(iii) (see special rule in paragraph (a)(2)(iii)(D) of this section);

(5) Conduct of a voter registration drive or “get-out-the-vote” drive;

(6) Distribution of any material prepared by or on behalf of a candidate or by a section 527 organization including, without limitation, written materials, and audio and video recordings;

(7) Preparation or distribution of a voter guide that refers to one or more clearly identified candidates or, in the case of a general election, to one or more political parties (including material accompanying the voter guide); or

(8) Hosting or conducting an event within 30 days of a primary election or 60 days of a general election at which one or more candidates in such election appear as part of the program.

(B) Related definitions. The following terms are defined for purposes of this paragraph (a)(2)(iii) only:

(1) “Candidate” means an individual who publicly offers himself, or is proposed by another, for selection, nomination, election, or appointment to any federal, state, or local public office or office in a political organization, or to be a Presidential or Vice-Presidential elector, whether or not such individual is ultimately selected, nominated, elected, or appointed. Any officeholder who is the subject of a recall election shall be treated as a candidate in the recall election.

(2) “Clearly identified” means the name of the candidate involved appears, a photograph or drawing of the candidate appears, or the identity of the candidate is apparent by reference, such as by use of the candidate’s recorded voice or of terms such as “the Mayor,” “your Congressman,” “the incumbent,” “the Democratic nominee,” or “the Republican candidate for County Supervisor.” In addition, a candidate may be “clearly identified” by reference to an issue or characteristic used to distinguish the candidate from other candidates.

(3) “Communication” means any communication by whatever means, including written, printed, electronic (including Internet), video, or oral communications.

(4) “Election” means a general, special, primary, or runoff election for federal, state, or local office; a convention or caucus of a political party that has authority to nominate a candidate for federal, state or local office; a primary election held for the selection of delegates to a national nominating convention of a political party; or a primary election held for the expression of a preference for the nomination of individuals for election to the office of President. A special election or a runoff election is treated as a primary election if held to nominate a candidate. A convention or caucus of a political party that has authority to nominate a candidate is also treated as a primary election. A special election or a runoff election is treated as a general election if held to elect a candidate. Any election or ballot measure to recall an individual who holds state or local elective public office is also treated as a general election.

(5) “Public communication” means any communication (as defined in paragraph (a)(2)(iii)(B)(3) of this section)—

(i) By broadcast, cable, or satellite;

(ii) On an Internet Web site;

(iii) In a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical;

(iv) In the form of paid advertising; or

(v) That otherwise reaches, or is intended to reach, more than 500 persons.

(6) “Section 527 organization” means an organization described in section 527(e)(1) (including a separate segregated fund described in section 527(f)(3)), whether or not the organization has filed notice under section 527(i).

(C) Attribution. For purposes of this section, activities conducted by an organization include activities paid for by the organization or conducted by an officer, director, or employee acting in that capacity or by volunteers acting under the organization’s direction or supervision. Communications made by an organization include communications the creation or distribution of which is paid for by the organization or that are made in an official publication of the organization (including statements or material posted by the organization on its Web site), as part of the program at an official function of the organization, by an officer or director acting in that capacity, or by an employee, volunteer, or other representative authorized to communicate on behalf of the organization and acting in that capacity.

(D) Special rule regarding contributions to section 501(c) organizations. For purposes of paragraph (a)(2)(iii)(A)(4) of this section, a contribution to an organization described in section 501(c) will not be treated as a contribution to an organization engaged in candidate-related political activity if—

(1) The contributor organization obtains a written representation from an authorized officer of the recipient organization stating that the recipientorganization does not engage in such activity (and the contributor organization does not know or have reason to know that the representation is inaccurate or unreliable); and

(2) The contribution is subject to a written restriction that it not be used for candidate-related political activity within the meaning of this paragraph (a)(2)(iii).

(c) Effective/applicability date. Paragraphs (a)(2)(ii) and (iii) of this section apply on and after the date of publication of the Treasury decision adopting these rules as final regulations in the Federal Register.

CREDS
American Citizen Party Candidate, 2016
Accountant, Former Internal Auditor and
Self-employed Business Consultant Responsible
for Multimillion Dollar Financial Reviews
U.S. Marine Corps, 1968-1974, Sergeant (E-5)
Reference:  Proclamation of Freedom 2017
Economic Freedom Act
For More Information:
See Biography below
www.AmericanCitizenParty.us
www.BobMcNeilForPresident.com
www.RAM-v-IRS.com

Bob McNeil BIOGRAPHY IN A LETTER TO AMERICA:

Hello America,

My name is Bob McNeil, founder of the American Citizen Party, and candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

I describe myself as “an ordinary man living an extraordinary life”.

I am:

  • A professional business consultant with an accounting degree and 35 years of experience auditing multi-billion dollar corporations, here in the United States, and in a number of countries around the world.
  • A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 through 1974.
  • A father of two daughters.
  • A grandfather of three beautiful children.
  • A trusted friend to many.

I have been disillusioned with our two-party political system for quite a while now, but, rather than complain about it, I decided to do something about it.

So, using a lifetime of experience, plus the analytical skills I have acquired during my career as a professional auditor, I set out to write a plan that would spark the “21st Century American Revolution”.

Knowing the dangers of that exercise from the people in power, and to ensure its success, I established the following criteria for the plan:

  • It must be constitutional;
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  • It must restore liberty and prosperity to ALL American citizens.

In 2008, after one year of research and writing, I emerged with the plan.  I formed the American Citizen Party in 2009 to serve as the platform from which to implement it, and have talked to millions of Americans about it in person, on the radio and in my blogs since then.

Now, it is time to go nationwide in order to build momentum for the 2014 election and my 2016 Presidential run.

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Take charge of your future.  If you don’t, someone else will.

In freedom,

Bob McNeil

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