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Dem Rep: SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision Comparable to Slavery

This is not about democracy for the many, this is about democracy for the money

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In reaction to yesterday’s Supreme Court 5-4 ruling that eased the limits on how much money people can donate in total in one election season, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) compared the campaign finance decision to the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision.

Ellison said the “McCutcheon v. FEC” decision is moving America “ever closer, particularly with this monstrosity of a decision today, towards being a plutocratic oligarchy, a nation of billionaires who fund willing pawns who will do their bidding, in this capital of ours right across the street.”

He even went so far as to compare the ruling to the infamous pro-segregation Plessy v. Ferguson decision.

Ellison’s idiotic rant also included, of course, lies and distortions about liberal campaign funding. “Our superior numbers will defeat their superior dollars,” Ellison yelled at the crowd.

However there is just one problem, Keith. Left-wing mega-donor George Soros–the multibillionaire bankrolling a vast majority of the modern American liberal agenda–donates way more money to political causes than libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch do. George Soros’ The Tides Foundation out-donates the Koch brothers by a margin of 4-1:

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A couple of weeks ago Keith Ellison said to Bill Maher he wishes his party would come out against the Second Amendment. It’s only fitting that Ellison would now come out against the First.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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