The left doesn’t like not being able to dox its political enemies. If you’ve donated to a pro-life cause or perhaps a traditional marriage group or maybe the National Rifle Association, they want to know so that you can be exposed, shamed, and demonized.
California is pushing to force non-profits to reveal the identities, addresses and contact information of anyone who financially supports them. And what would the left do with that information?
You can bet that CNN will be on your lawn, your employers will be informed that the left will boycott the company if they don’t fire you, and oh yeah, these guys will probably show up at your door.
Make no mistake, the Alinsky rules are always in effect. If you’re a faithful Christian or a conservative you will be demonized. Look what they’ve done to David Daleiden who released the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts. He has been dragged through the court system, fined, and arrested. But that’s not just about Daleiden. It’s about you. It’s about you learning the lesson that if you come up against Planned Parenthood you will be bankrupted, arrested, and demonized. It’s about making you fear them.
When the media ran all those stories about CPAC pushing Nazi imagery. That’s about CPAC sure but it’s also about you. It’s telling you that if you attend CPAC, you will be considered a literally a Nazi. And gee, it would really be a shame if your employer found out you’re a Nazi, huh?
This is not new. This is what the Democrats of old did to the NAACP.
“In 1956, the Civil Rights Movement was starting to gain momentum.
Two years earlier, the U.S. Supreme Court had decided Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down racial segregation in public schools as unconstitutional. This was a great victory. And it was a significant step toward ensuring that the foundational American principle—that all men and women are created equal—truly applies to all Americans.
But, unfortunately, not everyone saw it that way.
That included the State of Alabama, which ordered the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to hand over the names and addresses of its members and supporters.
This was a clear intimidation tactic.
The NAACP knew if the names and addresses of its members and supporters were revealed, they’d face threats, harassment, or worse. They’d be bullied until they were silenced. Until they stopped giving. And that just wasn’t an option.
So, the NAACP stood its ground.
Two years later, in 1958, the Supreme Court decided NAACP v. Alabama, recognizing the First Amendment right of every American to free association. In its ruling, the Court also established a very high bar that states must overcome in order to force a nonprofit to release its list of members or supporters.
Keeping donations private is a way to protect our constitutional freedoms, advance the common good, and allow the diversity of ideas. And it’s one reason that Americans are considered some of the most generous in the world.
But now it seems California wants to take a page out of Alabama’s playbook.
In 2012, the California attorney general’s office started requiring nonprofit organizations to disclose private information about their major supporters every year. If they refused, these nonprofit organizations would no longer be permitted to raise money in California—the most populous state in the nation.
That’s why Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) is standing up to the state of California. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing TMLC before the U.S. Supreme Court this spring.”
Same old tricks. They only have one playbook. Pray the Supreme Court rules correctly on this issue or this will really harm pro-life and conservative non-profits who do so much good.