IRS Targeting of 1851 Center in May of 2010 Demonstrates Broader Corruption


May 16, 2013

Maurice A . Thompson

IRS harassment was not limited to “tea party” organizations, and began earlier than many believe

Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today emphasized that Internal Revenue Service harassment of groups advocating for limited government extends as far back as early 2010, and includes organizations exclusively dedicated to protecting constitutional rights, including the 1851 Center.

In its May 20, 2010 response to the 1851 […]

Rein in the IRS Rally, Tuesday, May 21st, 12pm

A message from Ann Becker, President, Cincinnati Tea Party:

The IRS has targeted Tea Party groups all over the country. Cincinnati is the epicenter of this violation of freedom. This is something that cannot stand. Jefferson said, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” We will fear our government, no longer.

Join us to “Rein in the IRS”. We will rally together. Bring your signs, […]

MEDIA ALERT: Key TEA Party Contacts in IRS Targeting Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Contact: Tom Zawistowski, 330-592-1848,

The individuals below represent five components of this IRS “Targeting” story which Media members have been asking me about.

Marion, represents one of the most outrageous requests by the IRS.
Justin is an individual citizen who was targeted.
Tim’s group received the request about Justin, but has also not yet been granted IRS status because the IRS is trying to force them to be a 501(c)4 when they […]

More federal agencies involved in intimidation?

As we have been discussing on our site, Tea Party groups allegations that the IRS has been targeting their organizations have recently come to light. is now reporting that, allegedly, even more federal agencies may have engaged in politically motivated abuses.

Mentioned in the article is Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote. Many of us have had the opportunity to meet Catherine in recent years.

Tom Zawistowski, former OLC President said about the story,
Many of […]

Sen. Paul Proposes Resolution Condemning IRS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul today proposed a resolution condemning the targeting of Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and calling for an investigation.

“The IRS has been using taxing power as a political tool to bully these conservative groups and this type of intimidation is a major violation of our U.S. Constitution,” Sen. Paul said. “This act of discrimination should not be tolerated and I demand a formal […]

ORP TO Profit From IRS Targeting Of Tea Party

We wrote earlier on how some Tea Party leaders are calling out the ORP for using the IRS scandal to raise money for themselves. Over at WMD they point out that the ORP has no intention of helping the Tea Party expose the IRS scandal, but are instead helping themselves to the opportunity to pocket some extra cash from the headlines.

Now the ORP is trying to raise money off the IRS scandal in which […]

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ORP Attempts to Fund Raise on IRS Targeting of Liberty Groups


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, May 11, 2013
NOTE: See Original Email

TEA Party Leader tells conservatives to reject the ORP’s “classless” attempt to fund raise on IRS Targeting of Liberty Groups.

Kent – Today Ohio TEA Party Leader, Tom Zawistowski, responded to the blatant attempt by the Ohio Republican “Party” to raise money off of the news yesterday that TEA Party and Liberty Groups were unfairly “Targeted” by the IRS over the past four years. In […]

Proof: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011

In the wake of Friday’s claim by the IRS that only low-level employees were targeting Tea Party groups, the Associated Press has obtained an internal IRS report which indicates that department heads within the IRS were completely aware of the actions being taken by IRS employees.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained […]

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IRS Apology Letter – Five Questions that Need to Be Answered

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Contact: Tom Zawistowski

EVIDENCE ATTACHED AS PDF’s (Note Higher Quality Copies are available upon request)

Five Questions that the IRS and the Obama Administration Need to Answer about the “Targeting” of TEA Party Groups during last year’s election cycle:

1. If the IRS was looking for groups with the word TEA Party and Patriot in their names, why then did they target the Ohio Liberty Council (Now Coalition), Kentucky 912 and […]

Tea Party Leaders Respond to IRS Apology


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 10, 2013


Kent, OH – On Friday the Associated Press broke a story quoting Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, as saying that organizations which included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews. Lerner also said the practice, initiated […]


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