The Evils of Campaign Finance Reform and Why We The People Need To Stay On Top Of It


Citizen United VS FEC Issue Still Needs to be on the Front Burner
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) bans corporations and unions from independent political spending, as if its constitutional for the government to demand this of private American citizens and their businesses. What BCRA and those who support it got wrong was that they believed that they did have the authority over the people to stop their First Amendment rights. Well, many legitimate political scholars, understand it was clear that this kind of “oversight” (or tyranny) of free independent Americans was without a doubt unconstitutional and a way to allow those in power to stay in power. (It is bad enough that Congress has created a SEPARATE set of laws that they live under, once elected, as elitist who benefit from the fact that regular laws, which affect the common citizen, simply do not apply to them, but that is a topic for another article.) In 2008 a non-profit 501c4 group called Citizens United came along
and was slapped with a fine as their First Amendment rights were stifled by the FEC.
The FEC (Federal Election Committee), are made up of six members who are confirmed by the Senate; the FEC prevented Citizen United from exercising their First Amendment right in showing a fact filled movie about the lefts’ precious Hillary Clinton. Then they did the unthinkable to the elitists of Congress, they sued for use of their First Amendment rights. One only needs to read the holding of the Supreme Court in their findings of this particular case to understand the constitutionality of it and know any bloviating from the left just keeps congress corrupt and separate from all other citizens of the United States.

From the Supreme Court of the United States blog, here is another example of telling the government what it CANNOT do to the people, which needs no other debate. “Political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, and the government may not keep corporations or unions from spending money to support or denounce individual candidates in elections. While corporations or unions may not give money directly to campaigns, they may seek to persuade the voting public through other means, including ads, especially where these ads were not broadcast”. Clear, concise and exactly the right decision, in this case. https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/citizens-united-v-federal-election-commission/
To go deeper into what I discussed above, let’s read how author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, George

Will, explains how campaign finance reform is wrong: “Campaign finance reform = corruption. Let me say that again slightly rephrased, campaign finance reform corrupts the political system it presumes to save from corruption… Now don’t we want to get money out of politics? Isn’t campaign finance reform an inherent good?” He explains that in 1969, Senator Eugene McCarthy, a Democrat, decided to challenge President Johnson, which was only possible because McCarthy and his very rich five liberal backers were against the Vietnam War, and they backed him with an incredible amount of money, equal today to the sum of $75 million dollars. George said, “…but because of campaign finance reform, the most, a wealthy quintet could give to help an insurgent against an incumbent today would be $13,000.00… McCarthy didn’t win the nomination but he did compel Johnson not to run for a second term. In doing so McCarthy changed history.” George Will also explains how the elitist corruption was triggered by McCarthy.. “…but the Democratic Party establishment wasn’t happy about it. To stop it from happening again, they pushed for the government regulation of political speech…thus campaign finance reform was born.” “…whatever their stated intentions, campaign finance reform laws are not written to protect the public from corrupt politicians. They are written to protect incumbents from anyone who might challenge them.” He continues, “So, not only doesn’t campaign finance reform disrupt the status quo, it incases it in cement.” Then George emphasizes how all laws, past, present and future, regulating campaign finance have been and will be written by incumbent legislators. Again, easy spawning of corruption. This truly creates a protective wall between We The People and Congress. George continues “…but conformers say, ‘that politicians are bought and sold by big money interests, we have to stop this.’…but money is rarely given in order to change a politician’s vote. It is given in order to support politicians who already vote, the way the donors want them to.” Now that statement will make the liberal heads explode, but it is the truth, and we the people need to understand that. George says, “These reformers apparently think that what James Madison, the author of the Bill of Rights, meant when he wrote, ‘Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech’, was really, Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech unless incumbents think that abridgements will help keep them in office.” He finishes by saying, “Let me repeat myself now, for the third and final time, Campaign Finance reform is what it pretends to combat: corruption.”

Now Citizens United just did what no one else would do, and as free, law abiding American citizens, this type of action is what makes the difference in a Republic vs. a pure Democracy which is ripe for the growth of corruption. Citizens United’s actions were putting into effect the authority of We The People over the government, just as a Republic should.
However, like always, the establishment who created the corruptive situation in the first place, are now demonizing individuals who are standing together in unity to dismantle their evils. So no matter what the establishment or others grumble about, the Supreme Court’s decision got it right in the Citizen United case, and protected We The People, and took away a small piece of the elitists laws of in our Congress. Make no mistake, the establishment Congress is very much the deepest part of the swamp in Washington D.C.
I’ll close with this key quote from the SCOTUS decision, “…political speech must prevail against laws that would suppress it…”

“Charlie Mike” (Continue the Mission)

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Gregg Cummings: An Introduction

Hello my Brother and Sister Patriots and War-fighters, my name is Gregg C. Cummings, and I will be sharing with you my strong perspectives on our patriotism, our sovereignty, and our condition of readiness. I developed this website to do just that, to hear from the perspectives of veterans, and well-seasoned patriots on issues of the day, as well as life after active duty, but before we dive into those details, I need to tell you a little more about me. I was born to understand the love for my country, not just because school said we should be proud, but because I grew up feeling “America” physically, and spiritually through nature, from living on campgrounds that my father managed. Experiencing the “Great American Experiment”, which surrounded every aspect of my life. My father, a WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran, was definitely a personal hero to me as a child. I was camping at a very young age, making homemade bows, arrows, and spears, and running wild in the woods with my brothers before the age ten. We raised horses, hogs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, sheep and working hard alongside my brothers in it all. I joined the boy scouts and became a star scout before it was over. Then because I stuttered as a kid, fighting all the time was a norm for me, so my dad signed me up at a boxing gym to learn how to fight so I would not fall short as often. Watching my very traditional American mother struggle through the years after their divorce gave me a great respect for women in general for the hardships they have faced throughout history and still face today. Joining the military right out of high school I became a small arms specialist, a paratrooper, then became an engineer. During my military career I graduated from numerous combat-oriented trainings, and became a Ranger, Air Assault, Jump Master, and Rappel Master to name a few, and was an Instructor for Air Assault school, and Rappel Master School, as well as a Pre-Ranger Course, and served in real world theaters in Honduras on the Nicaraguan border, in the sands of Iraq and the Island of Haiti. Having duty stations in Ft Benning, GA, Stuttgart Germany, and Ft Bragg N.C. After the military, I finished my schooling with a degree in Sociology. I worked as a family counselor for a little while and a Police Officer for quite some time before jumping right into politics when the Tea Party Movement was triggered throughout the land. I founded We The People Tea Party of Southern Iowa, co-founded the Iowa Grassroots Coalition, and also worked nationally with both Strong America Now and the Tea Party Patriots. More recently, I co-founded and am the Vice President of the US First Defense Coalition, which brings together for the first time many border sheriffs and border citizen rancher coalitions, Angel Moms, as well as voices from the Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies, into this single communication strength, that gives America a message, a place to go to for real reports, news and statistics, away from the fake and twisted news from the main stream media and congress. You will find this organization under the USFDC tab above. Now, I am consulting for some good companies and political advocacy organizations, such as, Patriot Mission out of Florida, who works with transitioning veterans who want to become entrepreneurs, and also with Vortex Blockchain Technologies out of Des Moines, Iowa, who are developing a one of a kind blockchain voting machines that are so needed and far overdue in our free Republic. So, because I have experience and networks of these focused demographics of Grassroot Americans, Law Enforcement, EMS and Military Veterans, I saw a need to launch this website and in a couple of months, a YouTube channel that will work hand and hand together. The opportunity, need and timing is now, and it is essential for the American society to truly wake up, listen to the voices of those who have sacrificed, so We The People can feed the equal justice needed to achieve our individual pursuit of happiness, as Americans, not as a skin color, not as a class, not as a hyphen, not as a gender, and not divided by sectoring each other away from one another in the name of diversity, but instead to unite each other by melting into one Nation, one People, in the name of university; E Pluribus Unum (from the many, one). Langston Hughes, the famous poet said it best, when he said, “America, the land that never has been, yet, but yet, must be.”He wasn’t trying to dismantle the American dream by those words, but to embrace it by recognizing the importance of what that dream actually is, which later Martin Luther King Jr., gave us a speech to that vision as well. Here is our Mission: To create an absolute, We The People network system, dedicated to Truth, Education, and Products with a seal of approval that everyone can trust.Not out to get rich, but to provide the resources available, so that Americans can prepare themselves before God, country, and family. To make available first-hand information and news straight from the sources themselves. To give resources and “how-to’s”, so the people can educate themselves about our duty to E Pluribus Unum, as citizens of this great Republic. The Columns: I assessed and reached out to key individuals from each of those demographics mentioned above, so they can talk about vital issues within America today from their individual perspectives and expertise, which we all can learn from, and use to debate and grow our Republic back to a healthy standing and beyond. My column will be called “Continue the Mission”, using the same title as this website. This blog is my messages to the world and to all of our great American Citizens, on many topics of discussion. You can expect my opinion, beliefs, and commitments to the oaths I gave on two separate occasions in my life. I will be straight forward, using a whole lot of candor on my positions and strong suggestions that the American people ought to behoove. For the civilian sector, that means your duty, and responsibility to do something. It is incumbent on you to stay engaged and keep our Republic alive and well. Make sure you check out all future articles, from all of our blogs, subscribe to them and reply to each, with your inputs, questions, and start being “E Pluribus Unum”. Strive to unite under our Star Spangled Banner to stay free; as an American Citizen, you must, “Charlie Mike” (Continue the Mission).