I am a liberal, and I support public exposure of non-profit donations and/or spending.
I am a liberal, and I do not support public exposure of non-profit donations and/or spending.
I am a conservative, and I support public exposure of non-profit donations and/or spending.
I am a conservative, and I do not support public exposure of non-profit donations and/or spending.
There are geoups like the NRA or AARP, that do work which furthers a GROUPS causes.
Then there are groups which are simply "fronts" for partisan politics. Formed solely to allow enormous anonymous campaign investments.
Fraud is RAMPANT in non-profits. Fake churches, charities, campaign money.laundering.
So what're you gonna do?
I'm under the impression that it is currently completely legal to bribe politicians as long as the bribe is referred to as a campaign donation. I always want to know who has legal title to my Congressman's vote. Monsanto or JPMorganChase or Exxon/Mobil and without transparency I don't know who is really pulling my chain. The big Corporations don't want transparency because they might be targetted by types such as the recent Boston bombers who might take offense to the fact that the vote can be bought and sold. But that is our contemporary circumstance. Bummer!
Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
They would(will?) ordain anybody.
Then you could declare yourself a church and pay not taxes.
They've clamped down now, but the point is, the IRS has to figure out who is legitimate and who isn't. Otherwise, EVERYBODY will just declare themselves tax exempt.
Unless you do away.with tax exemption altogether.
To answer the question, anonymity of political speech is at the very root of our national experience. The Federalist Papers had no signatures.