Dear Marriage Supporter,
I've been receiving calls and emails all weekend congratulating NOM on our victory against the IRS. It's great that the word is now out and that the IRS will pay $50,000.00 in damages. But the truth is, this victory over this IRS is just the tip of the iceberg of what we can do together.
What do I mean?
Well, think back to when we filed our suit. Pundits mocked us, gay marriage activists derided us, and almost no one thought we could win. But NOM stood resolute that in this country, the truth matters — that we don't allow the government to target organizations and individuals for their political beliefs. That's why we sued the IRS: it was the right thing to do, and we trusted that you would help us do it.
And you did. With last week's victory, we stunned the establishment by proving that the IRS did indeed release our confidential tax information, that we were right to stand alone against the establishment and the government for the right to speak freely.
But there's much more to the story that we still don't know.
Matthew Miesel, the same-sex marriage activist who received our confidential information from (in his words) a "conduit" within the IRS, claimed the protection of Fifth Amendment, refusing to incriminate himself. Tell me this, why would Matthew Meisel claim the Fifth if the IRS story, that this was just some mistake, was true? Why did Meisel feel that by testifying he would open himself up to criminal prosecution?
I don't believe for a second that the story ends here. And I know you don't either.
The problem is that Eric Holder and the Justice Department don't seem to want to get to the truth. They have simply refused to investigate.
So it's again up to us.
Luckily we've got allies in heroes like Senator Ted Cruz and Congressmen David Camp and Darrell Issa, who are demanding answers.
Last Thursday, after introducing a resolution on the Senate floor, Senator Cruz said, "Americans need a guarantee that the IRS will never be used again to target an Administration's political enemies...We need a special prosecutor with meaningful independence to make sure justice is served and our constitutional rights to free speech, assembly, and privacy are protected."
We're ready to do more to get to the truth, with the help of Patriots and heroes like you.
Will you help us fund the next steps in our fight?
Brian S. Brown
P.S. Senator Ted Cruz's speech on the floor demanding a special prosecutor was amazing. Please take a moment to watch and after you do consider making a generous donation to NOM so we can continue to lead the fight in the defense of marriage and truth.