I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that the 2018 midterms are the most important election of our lifetimes. The American government seems to have gone off the rails and it’s all being fueled by a Supreme Court decision called Citizens United. That’s why I am paying close attention to the Senate race between good-looking upstart Beto O’Rourke and longtime GOP blob fish Ted Cruz.
End Citizens United has endorsed Beto O’Rourke. That’s because the political action committee agrees with me that Citizens United is the worst Supreme Court decision in history. The Democratic challenger from El Paso is committed to fighting against this disastrous decision.
Citizens United is a conservative political action group that started the entire ordeal back in 2008. They attempted to run a 90-minute fake documentary about Hillary Clinton while she debated the soon-to-be President Barack Obama during the presidential primary. The FEC denied them and they filed suit.
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The Supreme Court took their case and it shocked of the entire political world. The conservative court then ruled a 5-4 that Citizens United has the right to air the documentary and they did not have to divulge who financed the film. This essentially means that corporations have First Amendment protections and they use cash to speak.
End Citizens United was formed right after the decision came out. It is an organization that grassroots members are only the source of funds. They, like me, think that corporations are not people. I don’t think that’s a crazy thing to say out loud. And they are fighting to mitigate the decision’s terrible implications across the political spectrum.
That’s why End Citizens United has endorsed Beto O’Rourke. He has promised End Citizens United that he will fight the Supreme Court decision in the Senate and he’s on board for a long-term solution.
Unlike Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke does not take any money from corporations to fuel his campaign. Instead, he takes small donations from individual donors so that he will be in the pockets of the voter when he heads to the Senate in 2019. Cruz, on the other hand, takes money from giant businesses that may not even be based in Texas.
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