Ira Stoll on the IRS v. the First Amendment



The First Amendment doesn't say that if a person wants to exercise the rights of speech, assembly, or petition, the person should have to wait months for IRS approval and spend all kinds of money on lawyers and accountants who have expertise in navigating these shoals. It doesn't say there's a higher bar for Tea Party groups, writes Ira Stoll, or that those groups have to wait longer or supply more information.