In light of the IRS's obsession with conservative groups, we had to know: Has the IRS been watching the Freedom Foundation?
The short answer: Yes.
After reviewing our website traffic since the beginning of last year, here’s who showed up among our visitors:
- The IRS
- The White House, which viewed our post on "Transparency in Government"
- The Department of Justice
- The FBI
- Homeland Security
State government has been all over our site, too, racking up well over 2,000 visits. That’s what we want, of course, since we offer a lot of resources to state and local policymakers.
One of the biggest reminders we can give them - and ourselves - is that as government gets bigger, inidividuals and their rights matter less. At the Freedom Foundation, we envision Washington as a place where people are free to speak, assemble, worship, and work as they please. Every day, we're empowering more and more citizens and lawmakers with the resources they need to protect those individual rights and keep government's power in check.
Whether they love it or hate it, if the government is spending so much time reading what we have to say, it means we must be doing something right. As Winston Churchill once said, "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”