A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 teaparty groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a request by the Federal government to dismiss all the allegations that the agency subjected conservative groups to additional, often burdensome scrutiny.
In her ruling Thursday, Judge Susan Dlott allowed two of the tea party groups’ claims — including that the IRS discriminated and retaliated against them based on their views in violation of their free speech rights — to survive to trial.
Dlott did dismiss a third claim, ruling the teaparty groups could not pursue allegations of privacy violations on behalf of their individual members. The individuals themselves have to do that, she said.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) believes people who identify with tea party groups are the “same group” who fought for segregation during the cvil rights movement. This despite the fact that many tea party members weren’t even born until after the 1960s.
Kitty Werthmann speaking at the “Let Freedom Ring” rally.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was a British statesman and philosopher who is generally viewed as the founder of modern political conservatism. Although others have modified and made more famous his statement, it was Burke who originally said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
Werthmann is President of the South Dakota Chapter of Eagle Forum. As a youngster, she endured seven years of Nazi rule living in Austria. Following World War II, she encountered life under Soviet occupation.
It’s a lengthy clip, but watch as Werthmann recalls her personal experiences with socialism:
Video of the entire rally is available here. Other featured speakers that day – also well worth a listen – included: