What Went Wrong
The Citizens United court cases was one of the most devastating decisions made in the American court system today. In January 2010, the Supreme Court decided certain large organizations were allowed to donate to political campaigns as often as they liked. Eventually this decision was extended to include corporations as well. Fortunately, there is someone out there trying to fight all of this. End Citizens United wants to unite all of us against this common enemy and get rid of it once and for all.
The Puppeteers Behind It All
The Citizens United decision was the work of the billionaire political donors known as the Koch Brothers. For years these two billionaire brothers have worked on trying to do everything they can to undermine democracy in America. They believe in a world where money speaks louder than the voices of the oppressed, but unfortunately for them there are people who want to stand up to this. This is where End Citizens United and their movement to change things happens to come in.
The Size Of The Resistance
End Citizens United isn’t some small scale movement with just a few workers in its ranks. There are millions of people joining the fight against Citizens United and putting their money towards keeping the fight alive. Grassroots movements like this are important, but they don’t always succeed. Far too often, people give up on these movements before they’re able to show exactly what they can do. So far, End Citizens United has not failed to deliver and has given people exactly what they wanted. They have led the fight against this dreadful court case and given hope for the future.
What Has Been Done So Far?
Perhaps the most notable impact that End Citizens United has ha don politics is helping politicians that oppose the court case gain momentum. These candidates have to face a number of challenges before they are able to compete and make a name for themselves. The Koch Brothers and others who want to gain hegemony over American politics are doing everything to stop them from reaching power. It appears that their efforts have had no lasting impact and may even encourage people to continue the good fight.
The End Goal In Sight
The ultimate goal of all of this is to lead to the return of power to the people of this country. There is no justifiable reason for the power and control over people Citizens United creates. People should be free to decide how their country will be run. This is the first step towards making sure that ends up happening in the end.
George Soros is a Hungarian-American entrepreneur and political activist. He was born in the 1930s in Hungary during a pro-Nazi reign. He eventually moved to London to study then moved to America where he found wealth and political influence. In 1984, he founded the Open Society Foundation, which provided copy machines to libraries, universities, and other groups so the people can reprint books that were banned by the government. He had struggled with authorities in not only Europe but in America as well, especially in more recent years.
Soros has taken many stances against President-Elect Donald Trump throughout the 2016 election, starting in January of 2016 that Trump, along with Ted Cruz, is “doing the work of ISIS.” By this, it can be evident he is about the fear and hate they were spewing during the election on nybooks.com, more so from Trump. He had also stated that ISIS and Al Qaeda wanted Americans to be afraid; that if Trump and Cruz cause us to have fear towards Muslims, more and more Muslims would likely join ISIS and Al Qaeda. Soros had stated that not to let ISIS and Al Qaeda have their way; the public should not give in to Cruz and Trump’s tactics of fear-mongering, to not give in to their “siren song.” By ignoring the tactics Trump and Cruz used, the country could battle the two terrorist groups effectively and efficiently.
During the first half of the 2016 election, George Soros donated $8 billion USD to groups supporting Hillary Clinton. This is much less than what he spent in the 2004 election to help John Kerry defeat George W. Bush in the race for the Oval Office. As of July of 2016, George Soros returns to the political front as a “leading funder of Democratic politics.” He planned to attend a Democratic convention to watch Clinton accept the Democratic nominee as a presidential candidate, but had canceled due to a situation in Europe regarding the economy.
Soros, along with other wealthy liberals of the Democratic party, met in November to determine how they would fight back against Trump during his first 100 days in office. This three-day conference was sponsored by the Democracy Alliance donor club (DA) on nytimes.com. The meeting was called to protect Obamacare and prevent Trump from overturning policies enacted by President Obama throughout his eight years in office. The DA talked about how they could take back power during the Trump presidency. In this conference, Soros used his own life and experience while living in Nazi-controlled Hungary as an example to prepare for when Trump takes office on January 20th. Soros has devoted himself to protect countries from threats of Naziism and Communism that threatens the U.S. with a Trump presidency. Trump had promised to build a wall to prevent immigrants from entering illegally and to send back all illegal immigrants to their home country. This is almost like Naziism, the one thing Soros fights to prevent in the U.S. Another example that proves Soros’ point against Trump is Trump’s ban on Muslims, labeling them as terrorists. These are a few of the things that Democrats are striving to fight back against since this causes fear, hate, and division in the country.
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