End Citizens United Warns of Dark Money in Wake of GOP Tax Bill

If you went back to the year 2010 and watched the Supreme Court case featuring James Bopp and the conservative propaganda group Citizens United, you would find yourself witness a historic moment for the United States. Of course, in this instance, the term historic does not equate to good. The 2010 SCOTUS ruling surrounding Citizens United effectively gave away the United States government to the highest bidder in a legal way by allowing corporations to claim personhood, thus allowing them to donate millions and billions of dollars to legislators in return for special favors. In return, End Citizens United was created as a political action committee to raise awareness surrounding how dangerous to democracy this event was. Recently, the GOP introduced a new tax bill which further compounded the problem of dark money in politics and this drew out End Citizens United in full force.

End Citizens United follows the lead of their PAC president, Tiffany Muller. Muller has been leading the charge for almost two years now as one of the most vocal activists against the destructive Trump regime and how dark money and special interests helped to put him into the White House. When the GOP released their tax bill, it showed a clause in the paperwork that would gut the power of the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment was set in stone in 1954 via a bipartisan United States government. The amendment effectively gave tax-exempt status to charities, social welfare orgs, and religious institutions in exchange for their agreement to stay out of the political theater. For decades this Amendment was followed in good faith, but with Trump at the head of the country, this is no longer the case.

The new GOP tax bill will stop the IRS from punishing religious institutions that choose to pursue financially supporting politicians. Muller, of End Citizens United, points to how mega-churches could then quickly become the favored way for millionaires to funnel their political contributions while also getting a tax write-off. The implications of this bill passing in its current form are more than just alarming, they are destructive to the very foundation of what the United States government has been built to do.

End Citizens United has made it their mission to raise and spread awareness of the destructive way that dark money is impacting American politics. With the new GOP tax bill, religious institutions would be turned into the preferred method for the elites and wealthy to finance their very own legislators while also getting their own write-offs for tax purposes. By allowing this tax bill to pass, the GOP is writing a blank check to billionaires while allowing them to take over and co-opt the country.

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What Ends Citizen United Thinks Of The Trumps Administration Intentions Of Ripping Off The Johnson Amendment

The Russian involvement in the American election is the topic of interest most Americans are focusing on. It is believed that Donald Trump colluded with the Kremlin to interfere with the 2016s election outcome. Currently, the investigations of the Russian involvement in the election occupies the news coverage round the clock with new evidence being brought to light.

While the American public focuses o this, the Trump administration is slowly ripping of the very fabric of American campaign laws. The recent target of Trump’s government is the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment forbids any religious organization from meddling in American elections or participating in it through supporting or opposing any candidate. The reason for enacting the Johnson amendment is to ensure that spiritual entities are non-partisan in the electoral process.

In a press release issued by End Citizen United dated 30th August 2017, the institution strongly opposed Donald Trump and his administration on their move to weaken and do away the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment was introduced by the United States senator Lyndon Johnson, and he later went on to be an American president.

In the press release issued by End Citizens United, Tiffany Muller who is the current president of the organization, warned that if the stripping away of the Johnson Amendment is successful, politicians will use churches for secret campaign spending on the electoral process. Additionally, on assessing the implications of the move to repeal the amendment, Tiffany stated that tax-free money would be funneled to political candidates. Other than this, political candidates who donate to these churches and religious organizations will receive tax-free deductions.

Since the introduction of the Johnson Amendment, it has been a non-issue. Churches and any other tax-exempt entities always have in support of the amendments as it provides the separation of the religious bodies from the government as guaranteed by the American constitution. Most people misinterpret the amendment by thinking that churches are forbidden to engage in politics. Contrary to this, churches are allowed to weigh in on political issues.

In fact, churches can organize multiple events to support the party and political candidate they wish. In America, churches are allowed to keep the voter registration drives because they are considered to be a non-partisan faction. It would be a significant loss if the Eisenhower signed law is ripped off.

Other than the fight to defend the Johnson amendment from the Trump administration, the End Citizen United has been engraved on many battles to see that the American electoral laws are upheld. The political action committee has been I existence since the 2010 supreme court decision to allow corporations and businesses to be treated as human entities with equal funding freedom to political parties. Read more on End Citizens United Explains Why We Need to Re-Evaluate Our Campaign Finance Rules:https://technewsspy.com/2017/10/06/end-citizens-united-explains-why-we-need-to-re-evaluate-our-campaign-finance-rules/