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December 11, 2013

Another View: IRS seeks tougher rules for advocacy groups

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But perhaps the nation as a whole will take this opportunity to review the entire concept of political nonprofit activity. The notion of allowing tax-exempt organizations is intended to serve the public good in a variety of ways. And while advocating public policy ideas may fall into that category, we find ourselves wondering if non-profit status for these groups is necessary.

We suspect they would continue to operate in some fashion without such protection. And as a result, maybe the nation’s public discourse would be a little clearer and a little less hypocritical.

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