It matter because this is about accountability. This is about an abuse of power by the IRS, against American citizens who were exercising their 1st Amendment rights. If any Agency or Branch of the Government is allowed to silence any amount of speech based solely on political preferences, and there is no accountability for that violation, then in effect the 1st Amendment ceases to exist.
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There is always enormous hype on what is in the State of the Union Address; how it was said and how much it was mentioned. What is often less discussed is what was not said.
**Note the following is a VERBATIM transcript of the letter sent to the New York elected officials named below. The only changes made are the inclusion of links and video for the internet reader.** Senators…