One aspect of the IRS confession of its intimidation of Conservative and Jewish groups are the massively intrusive questions asked in the forms presented to those seeking non-profit status. Here is a copy of the IRS’ own form with those questions, courtesy of the ASLJ & HotAir.
Some of the questions are also laid out on HotAir from May 10th:
1. We’re gonna need all your direct and indirect communication. “‘Direct and indirect communications’ is profoundly chilling of First Amendment rights, ” said David French, senior counsel for American Center for Law & Justice, which has been representing 27 conservative organizations met with IRS inquisitions. “It’s so vague as to be impossible to comply with.”
2. What do we need to know about your members? Nothing much. Just ALL THE THINGS!
3. Your present and past employees and their relationships, please.