In the donation section of The Tenth Amendment Center’s website, are the below words:
“Gifts to TenthAmendmentCenter.com are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Why? Based on our principles – we won’t accept any government handouts, bribes, or tax discounts to partner with the organization we’re working to limit. We believe in freedom of action and equal treatment for all organizations. Thus, we see the tax “benefits” (at risk of giving up freedom to operate and express free speech) offered to some organizations to be unfair, unequal, and unacceptable.
The feds tell us that 501c3 and other non-profit groups are serving the community and deserve to be tax exempt. But doesn’t your neighborhood plumber or carpenter or grocer also serve the community? We think so. Therefore, we stay “for-profit” and will never get handouts or grants from those looking for benefits from Washington D.C. Please join us”!
I am of the opinion that The Tenth Amendment Center is spot on! As many Americans are learning: 501c3 status, or simply just applying for 501c3 status, can put an organization/person under great scrutiny from The Federal Government. And, it can have a chilling effect on one’s freedom of speech. 501c3 status, however, is a symptom of a much larger problem, which is the entire Income Tax system. Whenever any Government can decide what persons or groups can keep more or less or “their money,” and, at the same time, has the power to confer onto persons or groups money it has taken from other persons or groups, it is, hardly, too strong to call it Tyranny.
Here is one of the latest examples of what The Federal Government can, and likely will, do, if a group applies for 501c3 status, and has a political point of view that is viewed as unfavorable toward the current administration in power.
If you believe that The Federal Government has gone way beyond their Limited Constitutional authority, and you advocate for State’s Rights, and Personal Liberty, then, The Tenth Amendment Center is a great organization that is well deserving of our support.