The Rock River Patriots are on the IRS Enemies List!

It should be no surprise to anyone following us that we were one of the groups targeted by the IRS.  Brian Sikma at Media Trackers writes about the story here.  You can see the enemies list here.

What is amazing is that virtually no local media has even contacted the RRP for any comment about the story, or even covered the story.  I think this is just another example of the bias we see in the local and national media.  They seek to control the flow of information and content as it suits their agenda.  Take notice at how much coverage you see in local media about some questionable environmental cause.  A handful of people get together to whine about something and the media is there to hype the non-story.

The government targeting individual groups because of their political views IS A STORY!  No matter your political affiliation, it should scare you to death…if you have a conscience (I know that excludes many on the left).  This is the kind of thing you see in the 3rd world, not a first world nation like the United States.  Sadly, many will choose to look at the issue of this being about obtaining non-profit status, instead of seeing how once again the government has violated the rights of its citizens.

Take notice…if they can do it to us, they will do it to you.

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THE ROCK RIVER PATRIOTS AND THE IRS (continued…)

As we have noted before, the ROCK RIVER PATRIOTS have been targeted by the IRS in our pursuit of tax exempt status.  Having decided to withdraw our application after getting the run around, we are now faced with paying the taxes we owe.  It is no suprise how much of a run around we have gotten while trying to get this cleared up.  After having our application delayed by the IRS for over a year (close to a year and a half), we are now faced with all the interest and late fees which are almost as much as the taxes we were supposed to pay.  Coincidentally, we filed our 2011 and 2012 taxes to the IRS as a pending tax exempt entity while waiting to hear about our status.

Once again, this should be a wake-up call to everyone.  It’s time to repeal the 16th Amendment and abolish the IRS.  Why don’t we have any Republicans talking about this?

Matt Kittle from the Wisconsin Reporter has an article with an update on our story, part of which is shared below with a link to the full story on their website.

Vicki McKenna spoke with Matt Kittle about this issue on her show on Tuesday 01/07/14: Vicki McKenna podcast Tuesday 01/07/14 Hour 3.

‘Out-of-control government’ still hitting conservatives

By M.D. Kittle| Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. — If you think the Internal Revenue Service’s persecution of conservative organizations has faded into an “inappropriate” past, the folks from theRock River Patriots would like to set the record straight.

“We are being totally overrun by an out-of-control government,” said Marvin Munyon, a director of the southern Wisconsin tea party group.

The Rock River Patriots, like so many other limited-government organizations applying for tax-exempt status, was given the administrative runaround for more than a year before Munyon, exasperated and “threatened,” threw up his hands and dropped the group’s pursuit of 501(c)(4) status.

Not only has the revenue agency demanded the small, grassroots organization pay hundreds of dollars in taxes owed while the Rock River Patriots worked through the onerous tax-exempt application process, the IRS is charging nearly as much in late payment fees, penalties and interest.