A state administrator admits that the former “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” had to drop “Impeach Obama” from their name in order to become a 527 non-profit. Since then they are known as “Overpasses for America.” This non-profit status allows the group to collect tax-free donations, but requires them to de-emphasize the impeachment of Obama. The organization surrenders its free speech rights to Obama’s IRS in return for non-profit status. It is a way the government stifles dissent via use of their power to tax selectively. Those, who stay within limits set by Obama’s IRS are rewarded at taxpayer expense.
In other words, OfA has sold out and are now just looking for the highest bidder. There was an earlier scandal about the misuse of a couple thousand dollars of donated funds by the Founder, James Neighbors. Now, he can go for the really big money. It does not have to be George Soros, who buys them out. It can also be RINOs.
Overpasses for America is not alone in doing this. It is the reason that many so-called patriot groups, Tea Parties, 912 groups, Oath Keepers, etc, do not emphasize impeachment and removal of Obama, even though he be a traitor and a tyrant, who wipes his arse with the Constitution, because they prefer to become a non-profit, be able to raise money and try to cash-in. This is not what I call “patriots,” sorry.
The Tea Party can advocate for lower taxes and smaller government. The Oath Keepers can protest for gun rights. Other groups can focus on special issues. However, all of these groups can not join together and form a massive campaign for Obama’s impeachment, conviction and removal from office. To build a movement to impeach Obama, many issues like this and reluctant people have to be overcome on the conservative side first.
In order to impeach and remove Obama from office, people have to stop expecting that these groups can act against Obama. They can NOT act against Obama and his henchmen in any effective way, because the IRS is looking over their shoulder.
If you really want to campaign for the impeachment, conviction and removal of Obama, start or support a local all-volunteer group, who can state their purpose of impeachment in their name and is not dependent on the approval of the Obama-controlled IRS. If you want to donate money, donate a few dollars to your local organizer to pay for making protest signs, buying banners, etc. Do not send it to some distant stranger, who does not account for it.
One of the state Administrators for Overpasses For America Wisconsin at a Conservative Action Conference gathering in Oconomowoc WI.
Its surprising that they admit on YouTube that the IRS made them take “Impeach Obama” out of their name and de-emphasize impeachment of Obama. This did not come without a cost. When they changed the Facebook groups, dropping “Impeach Obama” from the names, they lost sometimes 60-70% of the members of these groups, who did not follow them to the new groups. The local protesters, however, are still often holding “Impeach Obama” signs.
I am not trying to bash all nonprofit organizations. As long as the tax code is as it is, nonprofits are necessary to organize groups for specific issues over the longer term. There are a good number of non-profits, who have been doing very useful work for many years. People need to realize their limitations, though, and use them to our advantage, until the tax law is changed. In this specific case, I think it is wrong to try to make a non-profit out of an impeach-Obama movement. An impeach-Obama movement has short-term goals and has to be all-volunteer to be able to succeed and then we borrow rank-and-file members from existing non-profits for protests.
Converting an impeach-Obama movement into a non-profit controlled by Obama’s IRS agents is a contradiction in terms. The IRS will not allow you to be a non-profit and campaign in an effective way for Obama’s impeachment and removal at the same time.