Archive for May, 2012

SPLC — Memorial Day, Civil Rights and “Criminal Acts”

May 28, 2012

On this Memorial Day we are supposed to pause to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who have served this country, many of them giving their very lives in that service, in order to protect our most basic freedoms.

Chief among those freedoms are those laid out by the Founding Fathers in the Bill of Rights as the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The first of those amendments reads thus:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Enter the Southern Poverty Law Center, a self-proclaimed “civil rights organization,” according to their never-ending stream of press releases and fundraising requests. For a group of alleged civil rights lawyers, the SPLC seems to have a serious problem with the most fundamental civil rights identified in the First Amendment.

On the legend of the SPLC’s Hate Map™ fundraising tool, you will find the following dire warning:

Hate group activities can include criminal acts, marches, rallies, speeches, meetings, leafleting or publishing.

What kind of “civil rights group” would deliberately conflate six of the most cherished civil rights in the Constitution with “criminal acts” and “hate group activities”?

This one repulsive statement, this desecration of the very things that so many veterans fought and died for, the very things that brought Dr. Martin Luther King the civil rights victories that ultimately cost him his life, the very same activities that brought Barack Obama to the White House, goes far beyond mere irony.

This “civil rights organization” that has never had a single top executive of color in its entire 41-year history is an insult to every man and woman who has ever fought to preserve and protect the very basic civil rights that have made America truly unique in the world.

Remember this the next time you receive a fundraising e-mail from Morris Dees or watch the SPLC’s public relations guru Mark Potok being interviewed in the so-called media. Keep in mind that this kind of black propaganda now brings more than $106,000 tax-free donor-dollars into the SPLC’s coffers each and every day.

About $4,400 an hour…

About $150 dollars in the time it took you to read this post.

And thank a veteran for protecting those precious rights, the ones the Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed “criminal acts.”

SPLC — “Fighting Hate” on $106,000 a day

May 18, 2012

How much do you earn a day? Well, if you’re the Southern Poverty Law Center it turns out that you make about $106,062 a day, mostly in the form of tax-free donations.

That’s $106k a day, every day, 365 days a year…

Or, $4,419 an hour…

Or, $73.65 a minute, every minute of every day.

Remember that next time you get an e-mail from SPLC founder Morris Dees explaining how desperate his group is for cash and how only your generosity can save the nation’s leading civil rights group from disaster.

As the SPLC’s most recent IRS Form 990 explains, the Center enjoyed revenues of $38, 712,628 last year, a modest 11.7% raise from the previous year, just like the raise you probably received too.

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In fact, even after paying more than $14 million in salaries (an average of $61,693 per employee) and another $6.5 million in fundraising costs, the SPLC showed a tidy “non-profit” of $4,147,216, when all the “hate fightin'” was over, or just less than a million more than the “non-profit” it showed the year before.

As Line 22 of the Form 990 shows, the SPLC has less than $240 million in tax-free assets on hand, so get out that checkbook and don’t be stingy.

A one hundred dollar donation will match the SPLC’s revenue stream for about one minute and twenty seconds.

For a cool grand you can boast that you kept the lights on for more than 13 minutes.

With your help, we can take the “poverty” out of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Time is money, people.


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