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The 90-day period for public input into the IRSâ€™ proposed new rules for Tea Party and other conservative groups to qualify for tax-exempt status is about to end. Carefully crafted to put â€śtea party groups out of business,â€ť as House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) put it, the announcement was made just before Thanksgiving and then forgotten. The rules are the result of â€śreverse-engineeringâ€ť the activities found to be most threatening to the Washington establishment, and under the new guidelines, those activities will be outlawed, come March.
Those activities include
â€˘ Voter registration drives to get out the vote
â€˘ Distribution of any material prepared by (or on behalf of) a political candidate
Jim Lincoln wrote: Friends and afilliates of thenewamerican magazine one being The John Birch Society ---
The source doesn't matter, as long as the truth is told, right Jim? Some guy from Nebraska said something to that effect, I believe.
Oh by the way, how does one come to be called radical anti-communist anyway? Oppose the criminals(that's what Communists are) too strongly? Maybe we should be nicer and talk to them, come to a mutual understanding more respectful of the criminals, yes? Be more inclusive, less narrow.
The History Channel wrote: The society revived the spirit of McCarthyism, claiming in unsubstantiated accusations that a vast communist conspiracy existed within the U.S. government. Among others, the organization implicated President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. However, after the debacle of Senator Joseph McCarthy's public hearings in the early 1950s, America became more wary of radical anti-communism, and few of the society's sensational charges were taken seriously by mainstream American society. The John Birch Society remains active today, and its members seek "to expose a semi-secret international cabal whose members sit in the highest places of influence and power worldwide."
Neil wrote: The article points that out too, way down. Here's an old essay I just discovered so incendiary that it may still scare NSA snoops, esp. Chs. V & VI. As a countermeasure, it's got thick Puritan prose not readily digested by impatient modern minds. If that's a â€śShortâ€ť Treatise, I wonder how big a â€śLongâ€ť one might've been?
I see what you mean. I read 5 & 6, interesting stuff. Jim/Lincoln should read it, but I'm sure it would be followed by something to do with rendering to Caesar. You're right about impatient modern minds, thats why I skipped the rest, for now. I made a shortcut for my more patient days. Thanks for the link.
Mike wrote: They need cease seeking irs approved status. If you believe in your principles, it may require not getting an exemption. Will they ever learn?
The article points that out too, way down.
Here's an old essay I just discovered so incendiary that it may still scare NSA snoops, esp. Chs. V & VI. As a countermeasure, it's got thick Puritan prose not readily digested by impatient modern minds. If that's a â€śShortâ€ť Treatise, I wonder how big a â€śLongâ€ť one might've been?