Conservative Activists Plan National Protests at IRS Offices Tuesday

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 20, 2013   |   11:27AM   |   Washington, DC

With the scandal concerning the IRS and its targeting of pro-life and conservative groups growing, national conservative activists are planning nationwide rallies Tuesday at IRS offices across the country.

“On behalf of Tea Party, Patriot groups, 9/12, liberty activists, and the American people, we are calling for anyone and everyone to protest the IRS’ complete abuse of power on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at noon local time,” the Tea Party Patriots web site says.

“The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is out of control and we need to stand up and let them know that we will not take their intimidation tactics,” the group adds.

The web site lists talking points and sample letters to the editor people can use to bring more attention to the scandal, along with sample press releases and signs.

New reports today indicate President Barack Obama’s top attorney knew in April that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting pro-life and conservative groups. The reports show Obama’s top lawyer was notified in April that the Treasury Department’s inspector general had finished an audit of the IRS over the allegations.

The IRS will soon face more than controversy and Congressional hearings over its discrimination of pro-life and conservative groups. The federal agency will soon find itself in court.

The news comes as a report shows James Dobson, the pro-life family advocate, disclosed that he was a victim of IRS discrimination because he spoke out against pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Last week, President Barack Obama addressed the massive IRS scandal and promised it would never happen again.



“I’ll do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again,” he promised.

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced he will hold a hearing on the IRS scandal this week. The federal agency has targeted pro-life groups as well as conservative and religious organizations.

In one case LifeNews has profiled, a pro-life group was told it had to promote abortion. A top pro-life legal group also informed LifeNews that cases it handled support mounting accusations that demonstrate the agency’s abuse of pro-life organizations.