The Alarming Militarization of the IRS

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May  2023

  Fact:  As of the date of this publication, there are now more federal agents with the power to arrest US citizens and carry firearms than all members of the US Marine Corp. combined.

   Since 2006, 103 federal agencies operating outside of the Defense Department, spent $38.7 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment. Seventy-six (76) of those agencies have no direct relationship with law enforcement whatsoever and operate independent of the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Examples of such bureaucracies include Health and Human Services (HHS), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Why?
   The unelected globalists know that to create their vision of a totalitarian utopia, the US must be completely broken and remade. The US is a great speed bump in the road to global governance. Because of the foresight of our founding fathers, the US is different than other countries. Our liberties that come from God have been etched in a timeless Constitution and have been somewhat maintained by a well-armed populace. For expedience and to be better accepted by a growing segment of our population, our destruction and subsequent change must come from within.
The Building Blocks of Totalitarianism
   Totalitarianism exerts total control and compliance over a nation’s populace to the state, using fear, force, and complete surveillance. It is widely accepted that the characteristics of totalitarianism include a Uniparty rule, glorified leadership, collective mobilization against citizens considered to be enemies of the state, widespread terror, state-controlled and heavily censored communication, attempts to change society, and a controlled economy. How many of these characteristics have we witnessed over the last three decades? The past three years?
Totalitarianism Characteristics & Abilities by Just One Agency
   Few federal bureaucracies strike fear in the hearts and minds of citizens as the IRS. They possess supra-Constitutional powers and the ability to bankrupt and even imprison citizens, destroy businesses, slow-walk or deny tax-exempt applications (e.g., the Lois Lerner era under Barack Hussein Obama).
   Under Biden and a Uniparty congress, $80 billion in new funding was provided to the IRS under the $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act passed last August. The money is earmarked to hire 86,852 new agents over the next 10 years in all 50 states, including new positions for special agents  who “must be willing to carry a firearm; must be prepared to protect him/herself or others from physical attacks at any time and without warning and use firearms in life-threatening situations; must be willing to use force up to and including the use of deadly force.”
   Additionally, in 2020 and 2021 alone (since the start of the pandemic), the IRS purchased $10 million on firearms, ammunition, and “military type gear.” Before the “pandemic,” the IRS had a stockpile of 4,500 guns and 5 million rounds of ammunition for its 2159 special agents, according to the watchdog group Open the Books.
   The oversight group found that these figures “include 621 pump action and semi-automatic shotguns, 539 long-barrel rifles and 15 submachine guns. The IRS purchased buckshot and slugs for their shotguns. The rifles are semi-automatic Smith & Wesson M&P AR-15 and H&K rifles — the very same guns that some politicians want banned in the private-sector.”
Fact: If compared to law enforcement, the IRS would rank as one of the top 50 largest police departments across the US out of 12,261 departments.
   According to recent testimony by the Danny Warfel, the Commissioner of the IRS, during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing in April, the IRS, now funded to implement its “long-awaited Strategic Operating Plan,” said it will obligate about $8.64 billion of the new funding during the 2023 and 2024 fiscal years, and that 7,239 of the new hires during those years will be enforcement staff.

   As reported by Breitbart on May 4, 2023, and citing Open the Books, some of the purchases the IRS has made since 2020 include:
• $2.3 million on duty ammunition
• $1.2 million on ballistic shields, plus another $1.3 million on ‘various other gear for criminal investigation agents” – very non-transparent description
• $474,000 on Smith & Wesson rifles
• $467,000 on duty tactical lighting
• $463,000 on Baretta 1301 tactical shotguns
• $354,000 on tactical gear bags
• $267,000 on ballistic helmets
• $243,000 on body armor vests
   The agency also purchased “3,000 units of optics-compatible tactical holsters for weapons with optical sights and weapons lighting systems.”
More Than the IRS
   As I wrote in my opening paragraph, the uptick in spending for military style weapons, ammunition, and related equipment, including people to use the equipment, spans 103 federal agencies outside of the Department of Defense. It is especially alarming to consider that most of the expenditures for equipment and personnel have taken place more recently – including nearly $1 billion ($944.9 million) during fiscal years 2015 and 2019 alone.
   When one considers the many perilous dangers we face as a nation, including our irreparable ideological differences, lack of equal justice for all, the absence of free and fair elections, and an increase in censorship across all media platforms, the increase in arming federal agencies makes sense.
    As we have seen, the militarization of federal agencies is not intended to repel the invasion of illegal aliens pouring into the US, but for use against the legal US citizens who dare to fight against global governance by unelected bureaucrats who are pushing for total surveillance and control of a frighteningly large slumbering population.
   As history tells us, unless we wake up and take active measures against the forces of tyranny, we are the targets:  
   “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?
   “Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?...
   “The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!  If...if...We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more — we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”  (Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956).
   Prepare. Pray.

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