How many days since Trump has not been a National embarrassment, Monty?:
I’ll get used to it eventually, I guess.
This JUST in. During the Prayer Breakfast speech, Trumplestilskin vowed to do away with the Johnson Amendment [law] passed in 1954. This is kinda a big deal for a couple reasons. First, it prohibits all section 501(c)(3) organizations from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes. It is a bulwark against the constant erosion of the separation of Church and State. Not much longer, evidently.
Also, not all 501 (c) organizations are religious. The only requirement is that they are “charitable”. What will happen is 501 orgs will become the 7th lane on a six lane freeway of dark money already pouring into US politics. AND it will be tax deductible……so there’s that.
Theocracy and authoritarianism. The first two horsemen of the Apocalypse.