By: Jim Coppens
Billionaire Soros is an example of Democracy gone awry. A New York billionaire is spending $623,000 to manipulate Orange-Osceola elections!
The Biggest Threat to our Way of Life and Democracy is not Communism, Socialism, ISIS, or Terrorism. It is the Supreme Court decision handed down on January 21, 2010 in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case. The decision essentially allows special interests unlimited contributions to election campaigns without public disclosure.
Although spending by individual candidates is regulated and limited, political spending by Political Action Committees is unregulated and unlimited. Unregulated and unlimited spending by third parties is a threat to our democratic process, and greatly increases the influence of special interest groups at the expense of voters.
What elected official would vote against the special interests that financed his election?
There is a proposed constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United case: