This article was written by Piper McGowan and originally published at The Daily Sheeple.
Editor’s Comment: The fact that armed IRS agents, along with those of other departments and agencies, now outnumber the ranks of Marines would be absurd if it weren’t so dangerous.
The founding fathers complained of the abuses under King George III, writing in the Declaration of Independence: “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.”
Despite hard-fought attempts to keep these forces at bay, it seems we are back to that point – and perhaps well beyond. Today, the IRS represents just one cadre of what has become a bureaucratic army. The age of independence and liberty is waning, and withering on the vine under burdensome taxes, regulations and what often seems like unlimited and unchecked government power, especially at the federal level. Something is clearly very wrong.
IRS Agents Carry AR-15s, but the Obama Administration, Hillary, and Half of Congress Doesn’t Want You to Have One
by Piper McGowan
Did you know? It’s apparently official that there are now more armed bureaucrats in federal agencies in this country than there are armed U.S. Marines? That’s not being cheeky, that’s actually how it is in modern America, the Police State.
On top of that, according to Washington Free Beacon:
The IRS spent nearly $11 million on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment for its 2,316 special agents. The tax collecting agency has billed taxpayers for pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns, semi-automatic Smith & Wesson M&P15s, and Heckler & Koch H&K 416 rifles, which can be loaded with 30-round magazines.