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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Leftists subvert democracy and we pay

This video has been posted elsewhere, but is important enough to promote as widely as possible. You will learn from the discussion between Sun News’ Brian Lilley and Ezra Levant that leftist organizations—some of whom are financed by foreigners—are engaging openly in political activism while enjoying status as a tax-exempt charity.

Political activism is to be encouraged—our democracy needs it. But, unlike politically active, not-for-profit citizen’s groups like the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the conservative National Citizens Coalition, leftist organizations like Tides Canada fund their leftists projects with money that has been raised under the guise of being a charity.

These organizations pervert the concept of what constitutes a charity—being not-for-profit does not a charity make.

 

(h/t Small Dead Animals)

© 2012 Russell G. Campbell

3 comments — This is a moderated blog and comments will appear when approved. Please don’t resubmit if your comment doesn’t appear immediately, and please do not post material that is obscene, harassing, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable.

  1. Yes, "political activism .. encouraged .." but why subsidised? For that matter, charitable giving as well? Lower taxes and let those who wish to contribute to research, political parties, charities or enviro-whacko groups out of their own pockets - not taxpayers'.

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  2. There are plenty of 'rightist' charities engaging in political activism with foreign funds. The Fraser Institute and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, to name a couple.

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    1. Plenty? I don't think so. But that's not the point I was trying to make—right-wing not-for-profits don't pass themselves of as "charities" to receive tax subsidies like the leftist groups I was writing about.

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