Guess this is what happens if you don’t get down and play ‘Uncle Tom’ for the Bush Administration – any expression of dissent, and you’re likely to end up with an IRS audit, getting onto the no-fly list for airlines, etc. Keep in mind that if it can happen to the NAACP, it can pretty much happen to anybody.
'The Internal Revenue Service has threatened to revoke the NAACP’s tax-exempt status because the civil rights group’s chairman, Julian Bond, “condemned the administration policies of George W. Bush” during a speech this summer, according to documents the group provided yesterday.
'The NAACP, which is based in Baltimore and is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, is incorporated under a tax-code section that prohibits participation in a political campaign. The group has long had a strained relationship with the Bush administration.
'An IRS document dated Oct. 8 said that at the group’s annual convention in Philadelphia in July, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People may have violated the restriction on political activity because it “distributed statements in opposition of George W. Bush for the office of presidency.” ’