IRS Crosses the Line: New Targeting Policy Threatens Americans’ Rights!

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In a startling development, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a sweeping expansion of its investigative powers, raising serious concerns about the erosion of civil liberties and government overreach. Under its updated operating manual, the IRS will now target individuals who are deemed to threaten the U.S. government’s “ability to govern,” a vague and troubling criterion that could encompass a wide range of activities.

What’s more, this expanded scope includes protesters of “foreign relations” under the guise of “national security,” effectively criminalizing dissent and peaceful assembly. According to the IRS, “national security” encompasses not only the traditional notions of defense and foreign relations but also broader economic and financial considerations such as global competitiveness and market sensitivity.

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This unprecedented move by the IRS represents a dangerous encroachment on Americans’ constitutional rights and freedoms. By broadening its definition of national security to include economic vitality and market sensitivity, the IRS is effectively casting a wide net that could ensnare anyone who voices dissent or criticism against government policies.

From grassroots activists advocating for human rights to day traders engaging in legitimate financial transactions, no one is safe from the IRS’s expanded investigative efforts. This overreach not only chills free speech and peaceful protest but also undermines the very foundation of democracy.

As citizens, we must demand accountability and transparency from our government agencies. The IRS’s new targeting policy sets a dangerous precedent and threatens to undermine the fundamental principles of liberty and justice upon which our nation was founded. It is imperative that we stand up against this assault on our rights and work to ensure that the IRS respects the rule of law and the rights of all Americans.

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Sources:

www.irs.gov/irm/part10/irm_10-009-001

www.irs.gov/irm

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