Date of Release Thursday, May 30, 2013
The government of the United States is supposed to be run in accordance with The Rule of Law. This principle guarantees that every individual American and every group of Americans are treated equally by our government.
Since 2010, the government of the United States, through the Internal Revenue Service, has failed in its duty to uphold The Rule of Law in regard to conservative groups and groups perceived as conservative by way of certain words in their name: “tea party”, “9/12,” “Patriot” and “Liberty.”
Supposedly, this discrimination by the IRS ended in March, 2012. However, many conservative groups around the country, including the Albuquerque Tea Party, are still awaiting action on their request for a 501c4 or 501c3 status from the IRS. The Albuquerque Tea Party applied for their status in December, 2009, and yet we still sit awaiting a decision.
The IRS has admitted targeting conservative groups and has apologized for their behavior, but they still keep us waiting. For this reason, the Albuquerque Tea Party, along with many other conservative groups, has retained the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to represent us in suing the Internal Revenue Service.
The Albuquerque Tea Party will pursue our issues with the IRS in court. We will not be granting interviews on this pending lawsuit unless requested to do so by the ACLJ. All questions regarding this lawsuit should be directed to the ACLJ.