News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

NOCHE

Meaden & Moore

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Politics


Ohio tea party members prepare to sue the IRS
IRS investigation brings together local conservative groups to seek compensation and legal action
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


Reporter
Karen Kasler
 
In The Region:

As Congress and the Justice Department step into the scandal involving the IRS targeting of conservative groups, Ohio Tea Party members are paying close attention.

LISTEN: KASLER REPORTS ON TEA PARTY

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:00)


Conservative groups are working with Maurice Thompson at the tea party-backed 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, preparing a lawsuit against the IRS. Thompson, executive director for the center, says the lawsuit will ask for compensation and for the legal force to make sure this kind of IRS action doesn’t happen again. 

“What we don’t mean to do is say that Republicans are angels and Democrats are demons in this case. The fact of the matter is that anybody who is drunk with political power is a demon who will violate the rights of those they seek to oppress and those who disagree with them. That’s why we have a Constitution is to protect the minority from the majority that is in power.”

Meanwhile, Portage County Tea Party leader Tom Zawistowski was in Washington for a Congressional hearing on the scandal, which he says has happened too many times before.

"The problem is the IRS itself is a political tool.”

Thompson says it will take a while to put the lawsuit together because he’s still collecting information about which groups were affected. The IRS has acknowledged it asked for more information and delayed nonprofit designations for groups with names such as "Tea Party" and "We the People." 

Listener Comments:

All Tea Party members should be involved in lawsuit against
Government for eavesdropping, intimidation and character assasination!


Posted by: Gordon Kelsey (mikek8244@gmail.com) on June 11, 2013 4:06AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Crisis looms in filling aviation industry jobs in Ohio and the nation
I listened to this story yesterday morning on the radio and just want to add this comment. My son went to school to train as an air traffic controller, and gra...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park considers fire to fight invasives
I'm for the controlled burn. There are not enough people (myself included) who volunteer for the removal of invasive plant species. Therefore, another solution ...

Remembering Cleveland music impresario Hank LoConti
The picture here is not the original Agora. It is the old WHK studios where the Agora moved into.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University