Caleb Bonham, who calls himself a "Christian politico with a sense of humor," recently posted a video (below) of students at the University of Colorado – Boulder (UCB) signing a giant "thank you" card to the IRS for targeting Tea Party groups over their 501(c)(4) status.
Several students signed the over-sized card, which read: “Thank you IRS! Tea Party Deserves it!”
“I was kind of hoping people would look at my card and laugh, but not endorse it,” Bonham told Campus Reform. “That was not the case.”
Bonham claimed he produced the video “to demonstrate how desperately conservative, limited government values are needed, especially among our youth.”
Bonham did not tell the students that his video was part of a prank and would go on YouTube.
Bonham also failed to mention that some of the Tea Party groups that were targeted by some IRS agents were actually breaking the law, the Washington Post recently reported.
A 501(c)(4) is not allowed to spend more than 49 percent of its time or funds on political advocacy. Some of the targeted groups applying for 501(c)(4) status were spending most of their money engaging in political activity.