Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, recently revealed her opposition to standard federal financial disclosures for non-profit organizations. She said filing an IRS Form 990 was “triggering” for her: “This is, like, deeply unsafe. This is literally being weaponized against us, against the people we work with.” Cullors understands what conservatives have known for years: Activists use government information to target and harass others. Liberals are now doing it with private personal tax filings from the IRS, and the left is relatively quiet about it. Such abuse of government filings has dangerous implications for society.
Liberals have been at this for some time. In New York, media outlets obtained gun ownership records and outed gun owners, making them potential victims of crime as criminals target the gun owners’ homes for their guns. In California, those who supported Proposition 8, which proposed adding an amendment to the state’s constitution recognizing marriage as being between one man and one woman, were routinely harassed. Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich lost his job because woke activists demanded it because he supported Prop 8.