Elections are essential in any nation as they enable the citizens to exercise their rights under the democracy. Through the process, citizens are offered a chance to select a person whom they feel is suitable to represent them in Congress. In the latest elections that were carried out in the United States of America, Donald Trump was elected to be president amid controversy that was associated with the polls.
Critics believe that the process was filled with irregularities due to the interference of the campaigns by outside parties. Russia has been thoroughly investigated due to the suspicion of its involvement in swaying the entire process to favor the victory of Donald Trump. On the other hand, Republicans are not resting, and they are preparing for the forthcoming elections where they intend to ensure that it is one of their own who will end up taking the seat of presidency.
To ensure that their plans bear fruits, they are doing away with some of the crucial campaign statutes were developed to ensure that elections are free and fair. In 2010, through the Citizens United ruling, Republicans succeeded in passing a law that allowed multi-national organizations to offer their finances to prospective individuals who wanted to take up positions of leadership within the country. The move was highly opposed by End Citizens United, but even now, the Republicans intend to mess up with the campaign system further.
While the rights of participation in campaigns were only allowed to organizations that were paying taxes, Republicans want to convince the Supreme Court to allow Non-Governmental Organizations and churches to participate in the electioneering process. As much as this seems to be a far-fetched idea, it will soon become a reality once Donald Trump and his close associates manage to put people who will rule in their favor at the highest court in the United States.
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— Mikie Sherrill (@MikieSherrill) December 5, 2017
Recently, Donald Trump signed an order that was meant to cripple the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson amendment was intended to ensure that churches are never allowed to be part of any political process as they would become money minting machines. Every action that has been undertaken at Congress in the recent past points to the total annihilation of the Johnson Amendment that was brought forward by Lyndon Johnson.
End Citizens United has been working hard to tackle every move that is made by Republicans, and it recently released a press indicating that it strongly opposes actions that are meant to destroy the fabric that helps to bind the entire society together. Politicizing religious activities will break apart the churches, and this will only be done to satisfy the wishes of the few greedy politicians. Additionally, tax exempted money will end up dripping into the society, and such a situation will make it difficult to keep track of what is legitimate and what is illegal.