Bill, several people have emailed me to ask if the leftist hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center receives government funding for its pro-government hate crusades. A number of other people have sent me articles about how the SPLC does get contracts from the Dept. of Fatherland Security, and probably other parts of the bureaucracy, to "educate" police on the "dangers" posed by all of us critics of unlimited government interventionism.
But the SPLC's main source of $$$$ is a large mailing list that started decades ago with the George McGovern for president campaign. This list includes the dumbest of the dumb, lowest I.Q. "liberals" all across America who are actually stupid and naive enough to believe the SPLC's over-the-top, hysterical nonsense that always implies that there is either a KKK guy in a white hood or a bomb-tossing terrorist behind every tree. According to public records, the SPLC sits on an endowment/hedge fund of around $20 million. I am not the first to point out that, if it really were a "poverty law" organization whose purpose was to help the poor, it would not be sitting on $20 million. It would be using it to help poor people. Its top executives pay themselves in the neighborhood of $350,000/year and up. Every single one of them is a rich white liberal. A news report on the Web discusses how a former black employee has been threatening to sue them for discrimination since he thinks it's odd that not a single black man or woman is among the ranks of dozens of vice presidents of the SPLC.
I explained all this in more detail in my earlier LRC article entitled "Racial Racketeering for Fun and Profit: The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam."