Even though America considers itself to be a nation that follows a system of democracy, the reality is far different. With the current political party in power, there is no secret that a large number of people in these high positions have only got there by paying huge amounts of money. These people may be owners of large organizations, but do not have the experience and knowledge of the political aspects of the country, which is why there is so much turmoil happening around us. The reason for this is because there is no transparency in the government.
Large organizations are allowed to donate to political parties as and when they like, without having to worry about anything else or the public finding out how much they have donated. This, however, leads to a whole other side of politics where large, influential people pay money in exchange for positions in the government. This has resulted in the government now worrying about only large organizations and how they can please them, rather than the people.
End Citizen’s United is an organization that was formed to combat this problem and to once again bring order to the American government. People in the country feel like their views and opinions in the system do not matter because they do not have the money to act as a microphone for those thoughts. People are now in a position where they have to keep quiet about all the things that they want to change and are just in a position where they have to adhere to what businessmen want to make. This has only been possible because of the Supreme Court’s ruling of ‘Citizen’s United’ where companies could donate to political parties without being questioned or accounted for. People want to have transparency in the political systems, and that is what End Citizens United is working towards. People want to be part of an organization that is working to bring change and want to be part of something that understands them and their needs, unlike the political systems which are the people who should be doing this.
The organization was founded by a group of people who share similar interests and who want to bring about change in the government. The organization has received an incredible response from people all over the country who want to be part of something that gives them the importance that they truly deserve. Within a few months of the organization coming into existence, End Citizen’s United raised almost four million dollars, which has helped them in their efforts at bringing about amendments in the government. Within the next year or so, the organization is projected to receive over thirty million in donations.
George Soros has recently been discussed heavily in popular media outlets like Forbes Magazine for his quiet resurgence into the world of philanthropic efforts targeting democratic presidential nominees and other democratic politicians. The billionaire was famously displeased with his drastic effort to defeat former President George W. Bush back in the early 2000s. During these efforts, Soros spent a record $25 million on the campaigns of Al Gore and John Kerry. After the failure of both these campaigns, Soros continued to support liberal causes and campaigns, but not nearly on as large a scale as he had supported the liberal agenda in the early 2000s. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.
Recently, however, with the nomination of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump to the democratic and republican presidential tickets, Soros has entered the field of political philanthropy with a vengeance. The billionaire has reportedly spent an estimated $15 million in collective contributions to Clinton’s presidential campaign and other democratic issues. Although Clinton eventually lost the presidential campaign to, now, President Donald J. Trump, Soros has continued to donate large amounts of money to support the liberal agenda. Soros’ financial involvement in the political arena has, infact, increased substantially since Trump’s election. The billionaire has made it his mission to fight against the Trump-led government that he believes is a promoter of hatred, bigotry, and elitism. In his most recent political philanthropic effort, Soros donated millions of dollars to the funding of college education for foreign students.
When asked about his donation to a fund providing educational resources for foreigners who are attending college in the United States, George Soros stated that the fund was extremely vital to the resistance he hopes to bring about in the United States. As a foreigner himself, Soros understands the difficulties that foreigners can face during college stays in the United States. Soros stated that he hoped to offset the efforts made by the Trump administration to isolate minorities and foreigners by contributing greatly to funds like these. The billionaire believes that funds that support the education of foreigners will help these students to study without the burden of holding full time jobs to support their education. He also believes these funds can help foreigners to develop essential skills needed to provide for their families and citizens of their home nations. Soros believes that empathy to foreigners, instead of opposition and malice, will improve the conditions of the lives of foreigners and of the American economy. The billionaire has made his intentions of resisting the efforts of the Trump administration for the next four years abundantly clear by describing his plan of action. Soros intends to fully fund and back as many liberal programs as possible in the coming years, and with nearly unlimited resources available to him he represents a serious threat to his opponents.
It is quite difficult to find leaders who have their ability to speak their mind without being swayed or compromised. Venezuelans are lucky to have such a leader in one Jose Manuel Gonzalez. The Guárico State native has gained massive popularity due to his ability to speak out fearlessly about issues that face Venezuelans, more so farmers. By virtue of this, he has amassed a large following, with many seeing him as someone who is capable of leading the country in coming years.
Mr. Gonzales shot to national prominence after being elected to the helm of FERECAMARA, which is one of the most popular trade unions in Venezuela. While serving as the organization’s president, he was vocal in addressing challenges that face farmers. He became notable for fearlessly criticizing the government over its apparent inaction in addressing challenges faced by farmers. According to him, successive governments have failed to show their dedication towards rescuing Venezuelan farmers from perpetual poverty. Being a farmer himself, Jose Manuel fully understands the importance of improving the agricultural sector.
Besides advocating for the review of agriculture policies in Venezuela, Mr. Gonzalez has equally been critical of the coalition government of the day. According to him, the government is deeply divided along political affiliations, a situation that has greatly weakened it. Senior government officials and members of the ruling class have lost touch with the country’s citizens. This explains why most legislations that are passed do not put into consideration millions of farmers who dot the country. In addition, the government has been hesitant to act on insecurity, something that has given criminal gangs a leeway to carry out their illegal activities unabated. Killings and kidnappings are reported everyday but no action is taken.