(summarized from WorldNetDaily and other sources)
You must not contradict the policies of His Imperial Highness Obulus Augustulus!
Z-Street, a group that educates on the statehood and status of Israel, recently applied for a 501(c)3 charitable tax-exempt status. The IRS delayed its approval of tax-exempt status for Z-Street to review the application in greater detail, explaining that it must be examined by Washington because Z-Street’s activities may contradict the administration’s public policies (emphasis mine). In response, Z-Street filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, querying where the hell the IRS gets off weighing the religious viewpoints of educational organizations when deciding whether to grant them tax exempt status under federal charity laws. The Obama administration naturally moved to dismiss the case, but Z-Street filed a brief to oppose the dismissal, restating Z-Street’s case but also pointing out that another Jewish applicant organization, which has no particular policy toward Israel, had received a letter asking:
Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel? Describe your organization’s religious belief system towards the land of Israel.
Diane Gentry, the IRS agent involved in this matter, pointed out to Attorney Jerome M. Marcus, who represents Z-Street, that “the IRS is executing its ‘Israel Special Policy’ which …[she] informed Marcus about orally during talks about the non-profit application before the case was filed…noting [also] that IRS has also established a ‘special unit’ in its offices in Washington, D.C., to examine Jewish groups that may advocate policies contrary to those espoused by Barack Hussein Obama.”
Let me see. Israel Special Policy. Special IRS unit to examine Jewish groups’ loyalty to the Obama regime’s agenda. Obama’s stubborn insistence on the Israeli-Palestinian side show when the entire Arab world knew Iran is the Middle East Problem numero uno (thanks at least for for that, Mr. Wikileaker!). Daniel Levy at J-Street, another Jew-baiting organization that is financed by Obama puppet master George Soros, stating publicly that founding Israel was wrong. Appointing Samantha “Force-a-Solution-on-the-Jews” Power and similar loonies to highest policymaking positions. Obama foot soldier Jesse Jackson Jr. claiming that Jews will lose their influence under the Obama regime.
I hope I’m not the only one to see a pattern here…
By the way, consider this, if you would. Imagine that IRS agent Diane Gentry is a thoroughly decent woman, loyal American, dedicated to justice, and so forth. Then, one day, a memo implementing a “special policy” against certain people lands on her desk. Upon reading it, she knows that it is completely at variance with all principles of democratic government, not to mention her own principles and sense of decency.
Now, what is Agent Gentry to do? Blow the whistle, or at least refuse to follow the dictates of the memo? Or keep her mouth shut and implement the policy, because it’s her job. Blowing the whistle and sabotage are non-starters if you want to keep your job — and your sanity (I’ve known some whistle-blowers, and what they go through isn’t pretty). Or should Agent Gentry choose Option No. 2 and simply follow orders, perhaps reasoning that, after all, “they” aren’t coming after her and her kind, so why put herself in jeopardy?
That’s the sad dilemma faced by anyone who works for an essentially totalitarian regime, and the understandable but sad truth is that most people choose Option No. 2.
On the other hand… Americans are unlike any other people on the Earth, pugnacious and ferocious in defense of liberty–and well-armed. And as the Tea Party movement demonstrates, you CAN fight city hall and win. I wish Z-Street and Attorney Marcus the best of luck. Much depends on their success.