Today, in the wake of the tragic devastation in Moore, OK, the American people rose in anger nationwide against the Internal Revenue Service. Upon learning of the U.S. Treasury Inspector General's report that the IRS targeted conservative and constitutionalist groups in order to quell politically inconvenient speech, a groundswell of activism took place across the U.S. against the rogue agency.
UT-Tyler YAL chapter president Adam Kirby represented YAL at the local protest in Smith County, Texas, which attracted approximately twenty protesters and four local media outlets, with less than twenty-four hours of preparation. Reception was very positive, with many a motorist sounding the horn in approval and support.
It should come as no surprise to the American people that Obama's IRS engages in tyrannical behavior. It is nothing new, as businesses and individuals suffered the same or worse during both the Clinton and Bush administrations. What's changed is the tempo of information exchange and the advent of social media, whereby the people can circumvent mainstream news reports of important events, and observe processes more comprehensively. It also seems that the federal government, in its arrogance, hasn't even bothered to conceal the IRS's conduct.
Many Americans are rediscovering the fact that the IRS is a rogue agency that does not add value to the local community, or to the economy at large. They are finding out once again that the IRS is a mechanism of social control: whichever party is in power can use the apparatus to intimidate and instill fear in order to eliminate political enemies from the playing field of ideas.