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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Targeted by the IRS

As many of you know, the Rock River Patriots have been one of the Patriot / TEA Party groups that have been targeted by the IRS while pursuing tax exempt status.  Because of what we believe are criminal actions by this Federal agency, we have withdrawn our application after being asked to produce substantially more information and documentation more than a year after submitting our application.  We had neither the time or ability to produce the vast amount of information requested.

Below are the scans of our correspondence with the IRS, including the RRP letter to the IRS indicating the we wish to withdraw our application.

RRP Response to the IRS

Bill Allows IRS To Revoke Second Amendment Rights By Stealth / Vote “NO” on CISPA

Bill Allows IRS To Revoke Second Amendment Rights By Stealth

This bill has passed the U.S. Senate and maybe voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives this Friday.  Contact your congressional representatives and tell them to vote “NO” on  bill S. 1813.

Congress Set to Invade Your Privacy Again

On Thursday, Congress is scheduled to begin consideration of H.R. 3523, the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011” (CISPA). This bill is the next great threat to our privacy over the Internet, but unlike the fight against SOPA and PIPA, Internet giants like Facebook and Twitter are openly supporting CISPA.  Contact your congressional representatives and tell them to vote “NO” on H.R. 3523.

Member Name DC Phone DC FAX Contact Form
Senator Herb Kohl (D- WI) 202-224-5653 202-224-9787 http://www.kohl.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Senator Ron Johnson (R- WI) 202-224-5323 202-228-6965 http://ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-t …
Representative Paul Ryan (R – 01) 202-225-3031 202-225-3393 https://paulryanforms.house.gov/Contact/Email.htm
Representative Tammy Baldwin (D – 02) 202-225-2906 202-225-6942 https://tammybaldwin.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml
Representative Ron Kind (D – 03) 202-225-5506 202-225-5739 https://kindforms.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=146&s …
Representative Gwen Moore (D – 04) 202-225-4572 202-225-8135 https://gwenmoore.house.gov/contact-form
Representative F. James (Jim) Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R – 05) 202-225-5101 202-225-3190 http://sensenbrenner.house.gov/email_zip.htm
Representative Tom Petri (R – 06) 202-225-2476 202-225-2356 https://petri.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative Sean Duffy (R – 07) 202-225-3365 202-225-3240 https://duffy.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
Representative Reid Ribble (R – 08) 202-225-5665 202-225-5729 https://ribble.house.gov/contact-me/email-me