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What happens when one voices opposition to “big government?”
The answer to that question is one we explored in an op-ed published on Monday in the Washington Examiner. As the House of Representatives voted this week to stop the IRS from issuing regulations to unfairly target certain American citizens for practicing their freedom of speech, our op-ed explored this issue further:
In November, the IRS announced that it would completely transform the 501(c)(4) classification used by groups organized for the purposes of “social welfare.”
From veterans' organizations to civic education programs, many important nonprofits fall under this designation.
Currently, contributions to these organizations are not tax deductible for their donors, but these groups are not required to pay taxes to the U.S. federal government.
These nonprofits are allowed to participate in the political process, within limits, and typical activities include voter education, advocacy and holding town halls. Many free market groups file under this classification.
The new rules would virtually halt such activities. Plus, the IRS would require 501(c)(4) non-profits to pay taxes, knowing full well that these groups cannot afford to do so.
To read the full op-ed, click here.
The turmoil and loss of life we are seeing in Ukraine is very troubling. It is further evidence that America cannot and must not lead from behind. We need real leadership on the world stage -- leadership that America can and should provide. Our enemies and our allies will continue to look to our nation and measure our resolve and our willingness to engage thoughtfully