One of the people who came out of the Afrosphere movement and who writes very insightful and thought provoking articles is a brother from Texas by the name of Eddie Griffin.
I recently got an e-mail from Eddie with a wonderful article about the recent happenings in Washington, which I think is worth reading:
"I.R.S. Witch Hunt: First Stop
By Eddie Griffin
Witch hunts are always ugly. Innocent witnesses are badgered into submission and potential defenders intimidated into silence. The accused is always the unpopular and hated. And, for sure, no one is more hated than tax collectors.
But before a congressional lynch mob gets this fire started, we need to store sanity to the evidence-gathering process. For starters:
A Sept. 28, 2010 letter from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus to then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman demanded deeper scrutiny by the agency of 501(c) organizations’ political activities.
Specifically, the letter called on Shulman to “survey major 501(c)(4), (c)(5) and (c)(6) organizations involved in political campaign activity to examine whether they are operated for the organization’s intended tax exempt purpose… Baucus specifically referenced a Sept. 16, 2010 Time article, “The New GOP Money Stampede”… Baucus also referenced “a group transforming itself into a non-profit under 501(c)(4) of the tax code,” ensuring, as the Time article put it, that the group would “not have to publicly disclose any information about its donors.” That “group” Baucus referenced was actually Crossroads GPS.
Why does Sen. Baucus seem to suddenly have a case of amnesia? In Congress started this inquiry into non-profits acting as political fronts, why are they now looking for an apology and a pound of flesh from Douglas Shulman?"
Because hypocrisy rules the day in American politics. People choose political sides and then pretend that they care more about the country than the political gang they belong to.
Fortunately, most of the people in America seem to be coming around and are beginning to understand what is really going on.