Ok, this is not a thread to discuss the Austin plane bomber specifically, there are already some of those. There are plenty of places to discuss whether he is a d or an r or a t or whatever. (those that attempt to make political capital off this are scum, IMHO, but that's another thread.) This thread is to discuss whether we should review the IRS, and the power it has. My understanding is that past administrations have attempted this type of review. Personally, i haven't noticed a 'kinder gentler IRS', but then again, I don't have tax troubles. On one hand, i would not want our country to be seen as 'giving in to a criminal's request'. On the other hand, if we at least make it public that the IRS is being reviewed, some future attacks may be prevented, thereby saving lives. There are a lot of people that don't like the IRS, no question. But what alternatives are there? Would the alternatives cause just as much, or more anger? Again, I don't want our country to be seen as 'giving in' to criminals. Yet, i don't want to see more people die from simular attacks. When one reads through Stock's "manifesto", it is clear that he was delusional enough to expect others to follow his lead and 'rise up' in protest. personally, i don't want to give in to that wish, even if he won't know it one way or the other. On the other hand, I think we have to recognize that there are a lot of other nutjobs out there that just might 'copycat' him. I am interested in hearing other opinions on the issue.