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Response to One_Life_To_Give (Reply #36)

Fri May 17, 2013, 03:47 PM

37. You raise a good question: Were searches based only on the "patriot" and "Tea Party" search terms?

Maybe all of the relevant facts have not been revealed yet, or maybe I am uninformed. My question is: "Were there any searches performed by use of terms such as "libertarian" or "progressive" or others which signify political ideologies?"

However, even if the only search terms which were used were "patriot" and "Tea Party" I am still inclined to withhold judgment until I have a better understanding of the facts. For instance, if the largest subset of 501(c)4 applications came from Tea Party groups, and the number of those Tea Party applications was ten times greater than the number of applications from the next-highest submitting political group, then I think the argument can be made that the IRS was justified in using "patriot" and "Tea Party" as search terms in looking for applications which warranted further scrutiny.

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