Obama's IRS is trying to more broadly define political activity in a blatant attempt to rob you of your free speech for the express purpose of silencing critics and retaining as much political power as possible. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) explains:
“What the administration is planning here is nothing less than declaring a war not just on its opponents, but on free speech itself,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday. “The administration proposes to redefine political activity so broadly that grass-root groups all across the country that exist for the sole purpose of speaking out on issues of liberty or limited government or free enterprise or anything else that the administration doesn’t want to hear about will be forced to shut down … just in time by the way for the midterm elections.”
“They want those who disagree with them to sit down and shut up,” McConnell said.
McConnell called on the head of the IRS to stand up against the Obama administration’s “thuggery.”
"The new IRS commissioner has a simple choice: He can either restore the public’s trust in an agency whose reputation was already in doubt, or he can allow himself to be used as a political pawn by an administration that now seems willing to do anything to keep those it disagrees with from fully exercising their constitutionally protected right to free speech," McConnell said.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) admitted this was what the Democrats are trying to do: protect their political position at the expense of American liberty.
McConnell: Obama ‘declaring a war’ on free speech with IRS move | TheHill
The ACLU is already embroiled in the previous IRS scandal on the side of the conservative organizations and the ACLJ has filed formal objections to the IRS's new anti-free speech regulations.
The IRS’ New Anti-Speech Regulations | Free Speech, American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ