Mark Meckler appeared on Fox News recently to discuss how the IRS could “lose” 24,000 emails that pertain to that agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Many of them, the IRS admits, were to or from former IRS director Lois Lerner.

The IRS will claim that this was accidental, of course. It’s the same tactic they’ve been using since the start of the scandal and ensuing investigations. They’d rather pass themselves off as hopelessly incompetent than utterly corrupt.

With such a pattern of behavior stretching across years, how can we be sure the government will hold this agency to account for its actions?

With the Department of Justice and the President both saying there’s nothing to see in this scandal, “it’s literally impossible for there to be any justice from the government itself; the only chance for justice is for private citizens to hold the IRS accountable.”

That’s exactly what Citizens for Self-Governance is doing along with many conservative, Tea Party, Christian, and pro-Israel groups who were targeted by the IRS. We are funding the only lawsuit against the IRS that survived the government’s motions to dismiss. Stay up-to-date with the case’s progress at

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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