A précis of the situation, from the NorCal Tea Party:
As average citizens in Northern California looking to make a difference, we applied to the IRS for non-profit tax status.
Little did we know … the IRS treated us like criminals, demanding:
- Every email we’ve ever sent
- Names of every donor who had given more than $0.10
- Full copies of every speech given at all our events
- The minutes from our private board meetings
Two years, 25 pounds of paper, and days of lost time later, the bureaucrats were finally forced to approve our application after a local Republican Congressman got involved.
This is criminal political persecution….