Campaign financing laws have become practically non-existent in the United States. And, it is causing much of the nation to put pressure on their representatives who want to keep their seats to enact legislation that stops the current political onslaught from wealth barons and foreign countries. American voters need look no further for proof than the current probe being conducted by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into the supposed election tampering by Russia targeting candidates through Facebook via purchasing political ads. Mueller will assuredly claim some type of minor connection in the political ad process, but Congress will also assuredly do exactly zero about the situation. The current finance laws are a mess, but they are a manufactured mess perpetrated by Congress and K Street in conjunction with SCOTUS.
The End Citizens United political action committee realized this problem from the very beginning following the corrupt decision by the high court that allows unfettered campaign contributions to all official candidates in U.S. elections as some pseudo form of free speech. We all have heard that money talks, but now the major impact is achieved through whispering. The circumstances also allow the wealthy class, including major corporations and organizations, to effectively hijack the representatives and transpose Congress into a team of 535 puppets speaking out of one side of the their mouth to the perceived electors while assuring financial contributors out of the other side that they are lying to the voters. Hillary Clinton’s speech before Goldman Sachs executives is a prime example.
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In light of the questionable claims that Russia actually did attempt to influence the last presidential election, some members of Congress have actually stepped it up with three articles of legislation intended to address the financial campaign bribery system problem. The Disclose Act is focused on public naming of all campaign contributors with no secrecy allowed. The By The People reform package actually includes a proposed constitutional amendment to repeal Citizens United, while the other legislation entitled Get Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections addresses the current problem of supposed Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The problem is that passing these new changes will be a heavy lift in Congress because the established politicians who are milking the system for all it is worth are also in position to obstruct even the opportunity to vote on the measures. Mitch McConnell was the actual attorney who filed the Supreme Court lawsuit to begin with, and House Speaker Paul Ryan will clearly be in full support of any step McConnell will take to keep from killing the goose that laid the golden egg. Why in the world would anyone rig a horse race and then allow the track workers to raid the stable and kill the horses?
The End Citizens United PAC understands well what the trouble will be with seeing the name of their PAC actually become reality. But, this is still the mission of the group, and they will continue to fight on against this ridiculous twist of the United States Constitution.
Find more about End Citizens United: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00573261/