The Johnson amendment (Wikipedia) was a bill in the 83rd Congress, H.R. 8300, which was enacted into law as the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The amendment was proposed by Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas on July 2, 1954. (Johnson would later serve as President from 1963 to 1969.) The amendment was agreed to without any discussion or debate and included in Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736). It was considered uncontroversial at the time, and continued to be included in the Internal Revenue Code. This would never be pass by the Founders because wasn't in the Constitution, but the '60 brought in the policies of Communism/Socialism because the Church pulpits were preaching against new Government social mandates. The Johnson amendment takes away freedom of speech and therefore needs repealed by real law, not by Executive Order. Free the First Amendment!