Senator Carl Levin's involvement In IRS Targeting Was Inappropriate And Repugnant
Its one thing for a US Representative, or US Senator to intervene on behalf of a constituent when government is running amuck, but its quite yet another when a powerful elected member uses the ‘running amuck’ government to stifle free speech.
Michigan Senator Carl Levin took it upon himself to challenge eligibility for non profit status of certain groups. He SPECIFICALLY targeted 4 groups; each of which lean conservative and exercise their first amendment rights as protected by our constitution. A Letter to the IRS by Mr Levin names the following groups response to a certain question to be reexamined:
- Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies
- Priorities U.S.A.
- Americans For Prosperity
- Patriot Majority USA
Levin’s request also asked the IRS to:
Please provide with each ans\ver the explanatory “detail” and the lists of the “amounts
spent or to be spent in each case”
An odd request, unless he was looking to undermine politically, any opposition efforts.
.It will be good to see this corrupt miscreant out of government in the beginning of 2015. For years of mishandling the trust of Michiganians, as well as for his efforts to undermine the very principles which the country was founded upon.
The repeal of the 17th amendment couldn’t come too soon.