End Citizens United is a political action committee that was designed in order to help combat the problems of campaign finance de-regulation in the highest offices of the world of American politics. If you’ve paid any attention to American politics over the past seven or eight years then you’ve likely heard the term ‘campaign finance reform’ and ‘dark money’. Dark money, special interests, and corporate lobbyists have begun polluting the United States government with their money in an effort to buy off politicians to kowtow to whatever it is that benefits their businesses the most. This huge problem can date back to a specific point in time, due to a specific group of people: conservative group Citizens United.
Citizens United has been committed to fighting campaign financial regulation for years now. Leading the way has been lawyer James Bopp who has been described as, “leading a very broad-based litigation assault” against federal and state campaign finance laws. Bopp’s goal, and that of Citizens United, is fairly simple: they want to completely strip regulations in order to allow dark money to flood politics under the auspices of ‘financial freedom’. However, their goal can be boiled down even more simply: Bopp and co want to allow politicians to be bought off by the highest bidder.
In 2010 James Bopp got a hearing with the Supreme Court and in that hearing he managed to successfully convince enough judges that Citizens United had ground to stand on. The results were instant and damning as money started to flood into Washington DC. As a result the standard of political discourse and bi-partisan cooperation has reached an all time low. Washington D.C. today looks dramatically different than it did even just ten or fifteen years ago.
Still, that doesn’t mean that the people are giving up on their government. End Citizens United is a committee that was established to give a voice to people so that they can have hope in the future. End Citizens United is focused on raising money in a grassroots fashion so that they can help to fund political candidates whoa re promising to tackle the problem of the Citizens United decision. Their goal is simple but the path is long and it is going to require a ton of support from regular every day Americans.
Despite the election of Donald Trump, in a controversial election year, more Americans than not are against his disastrous regime. This has led to an unprecedented spike in donations to the team at End Citizens United. End Citizens United has already raised $4 million of their estimated $35 million goal. Along the way End Citizens United has already endorsed several major political leaders including Senator Warren.
Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp if elected president. People judge if he’s lived up to this promise from their political viewpoint, but End Citizens United does not believe he did, according to the Bucks County Register and End Citizens United. The latter, a non-profit group dedicated to campaign finance reform and getting big money out of politics, does not believe Trump can live up to this campaign promise. They believe he needs to reform the way in which political campaigns are financed.
End Citizens United formed after a controversial decision decided that parts of the McCain-Feingold act were unconstitutional. The parts struck down by the justices were the parts that limited the amount of money people could donate. In the same decision, the court also struck down parts of the bill that prevented television stations from airing content critical of candidates within a certain period before the election.
The organization has recently announced its support for Senator Elizabeth Warren. Although the organization favors Democratic candidates, it will offer its support to any politician who supports reforming the current campaign finance laws. The organization believes that the current laws allow people with larger amounts of money to have greater freedom of speech. It has supported John McCain, a former presidential candidate and the senator from Arizona.
Politicians organized the swamp, as the currant occupant of the white house calls it, the way they liked it long before Trump arrived on the political scene. The millions of dollars the former real estate mogul can spend on his campaign puts him out of touch with the average voter. Further fillings his cabinet with billionaires has not alleviated the problem. It has only exacerbated it.
United States voters often feel confused by the president’s actions, and they do not believe he has any intention of actually draining the swamp unless he intends to replace it with something even worse. If President Trump supported campaign finance reform, End Citizens United believes he would start fulfilling his campaign promise. If he does manage to start on this goal, perhaps he can work on the wall he wants to build.
George Soros is not a new name to many of the US citizens. George was a Hungarian native born 86 years ago and later became a US citizen after Second World War. In 1947, Soros went to England. During his study at London School of Economics, Soros met philosopher by the name Karl Popper. George Soros developed his philosophy of political regimes based on two pillars. The first one comprises of leaders who looked at interests of the electorates while the second consisted of leaders who manipulated those they were ruling to serve the rulers’ interests.
It is his strong belief and philosophy that has made him famous. Soros believes that the government of the USA is under threat. This is the case with the European Union which is on the verge of breaking down. This is due to the influence of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Politico who has tried to control social media and even the companies themselves. He goes to the extent of spreading misinformation and fake news and even directing electorates on discoverthenetworks.org. Putin’s aim according to Soros is to bring down democracy, and this is how he finally helped Trump win the presidency.
George Soros described Trump as a conman and an imposter who if allowed would be a dictator as Putin. This is because he stands for the opposite of an open government and is used by Putin. Trump’s advisors are very wrong and self-contradicting and say he would fail terribly. Soros believes that the US has strong institutions and he can’t get away with it. Trump’s ideas are also based from his incompetent advisors. According to Soros, Trump never expected to win, and he was concerned mostly with building his name. George Soros has been a critic to Trump and spent millions in Clinton’s campaign and even losing one billion dollars after Trump’s political victory.
Soros has spent a lot in improving the welfare of those in need. In September 2016, he gave out 50 million dollars to help aid the poor in Africa. In 2011, Soros also gave out 20 million dollars to support debating clubs in the world. In 2010, Soros donated 100 million dollars to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization. In 1999, Soros gave out 15 million dollars for a program on medical ethics and money. These are just but a few where George Soros has shown his generous nature globally and his firm belief in the rule of law without fear. That being said, George fights for the democracy and believes that no one is above the law. Soros is determined that Americans will unite and stand against racism on Snopes and separation engineered by Donald Trump.