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Michigan Attorney General Wants to Know What Doctors and Clergy You May Have Paid

Posted May 22

I just completed my company’s annual state registration for Michigan.  This year’s form is revised slightly from last year’s.  Item 9 is new, and reads as follows:

Has the applicant or any of its officers, directors, managers, employees, or persons with an ownership interest made one or more payments to any individuals affiliated with a charitable or religious organization? If yes, explain:

So, if registrants have paid a doctor “affiliated” with a charitable organization, or paid a minister for, say, marital counseling, and the minister is “affiliated” with a religious organization, the Michigan Attorney General (Bill Schuette) requires that registrants report this information — with an explanation, no less — ON A DOCUMENT THAT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

I can’t wait to see what information they want on next year’s registration form.  By the way, do the fundraisers for Bill Schuette or other Michigan politicians have to report this kind of information?  Of course not.

It’s folks like those in the Michigan Attorney General’s office who would be given authority under the Protection of Charitable Assets Act, by the bye.  Scary.

Here’s my cover letter filing the registration renewal:

State of Michigan
Department of the Attorney General
Charitable Trust Section
PO Box 30214
Lansing, MI 48909

To whom it may concern:

I enclose ATA’s registration renewal. This is filed under duress and protest, and without waiver of rights, claims, causes of action and defenses, including those based on jurisdiction.

You remain in violation of American Target Advertising v. Giani.

I see you have revised your form to, among other things, include new #9, which reads as follows:

Has the applicant or any of its officers, directors, managers, employees, or persons with an ownership interest made one or more payments to any individuals affiliated with a charitable or religious organization? If yes, explain:

I’ll give the Michigan Attorney General the benefit of the doubt that this is merely an incompetently drafted question rather than, as it appears on its face, an intentionally unconstitutional and offensive one.

Please confirm ATA’s registration.  Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Mark J. Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate and Legal Affairs

 

 

2 comments to Michigan Attorney General Wants to Know What Doctors and Clergy You May Have Paid

  • Lauretta

    Mr. Fitzgibbons, Congratulations on your web-site! I found it by reading an article on AT. I love AT. This is a really, really important topic/subject to be reporting on. I love all our patriots who are working real hard to bring America back from the progressive brink. Your name I’ll always remember – and I always liked your articles? and comments to others. I’m very grateful for your hard work. Godspeed… Love, Lauretta (I definitely sign-up for updates and will pass to friends)

    • I strongly agree with u. HKICPA is only a “Big-4” patvrie entertainment club. How many things they have done to us? Their fees can be covered by their Company. Therefore, they have no feeling towards any increment. And we are only a small potato. Compared with other professionals such as engineers, their annual fee is only a few hundred. Why so great difference. Why we need to pay for HK$12,500 for a sole proprietorship?Why they need to hire 200 staffs? The Society of Chinese Accountants & Auditors only hired a few staffs. SCAA has done a lot of things to us such as many reasonable price seminars, members’ forum and free Annual Dinner. The contents of SCAA’s seminars are better than HKICPA. Therefore, HKICPA has done a lot of “Pretty Dame Good” things to us. It is not reasonable to increase the price to us. If Big 4 is generous enough, please asks them to donate to HKICPA individually. They enjoy the facilities much more than us.

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