James Neighbors states that Overpasses for America (OfA) is no longer focusing on Obama’s impeachment at the 2nd Annual 10th Amendment brunch on January 16, 2014 in Topeka, Kansas. He mentions impeaching Obama a couple times in the talk. One mention is in explaining that OfA does not focus on impeaching Obama any longer and the other times just in passing. Also, he praises Obama’s 2008 campaign of Hope and Change at one point, which was one of the most disturbing campaigns in our entire history to many people.
The reason for this shift is likely that Neighbors wants to file as a federal, non-profit organization, but 501C organizations have to limit what they can do politically by law and probably for that reason Neighbors is lately moderating what he does and says. OfA recently eliminated the words “Impeach Obama” from their name and website addresses. Overpasses for America is already approved as a state non-profit in Oklahoma.
It is probably impossible for a federal, 501C non-profit to lead an Impeach Obama effort and retain their 501C tax-exempt status, though a Political Action Committee (PAC) could do that. PAC’s do not have the same limitation on political activities, but PAC’s cannot accept unlimited anonymous donations as 501C organizations can. So, raising funds for a PAC is more difficult, because fat-cat donors are not allowed to contribute large amounts.
To ask for the approval of Obama’s IRS to form a tax-exempt organization that focuses on protesting for his impeachment, removal and potentially punishment as a traitor would be highly problematical, to say the least. Every knee must bow in submission to the Obamessiah.