We have seen a battle rolling through Washington D.C. since the 2016 election cycle came to an end. With the election of Donald Trump to the White House, by a minority of voters, America has become increasingly embattled in squabbles and political in-fighting. Most recently, Donald Trump has begun to take aim at the important Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment was brought into law after being introduced as the Johnson Act back in 1954. The goal of the law was to separate church and state affairs even further. In exchange for a tax-free exemption, churches and other religious organizations would not utilize their pulpits to spread political messages or funding. Now, Trump is taking aim at it with a clear thumb to the nose of law and order.
End Citizens United is a political action committee that has become a champion for the rights of the average American citizen over the past two years. End Citizens United was established to fight for campaign finance reform, reverse the catastrophic Citizens United decision from 2010, and to keep dark money out of the political arena. When Trump takes aim at the Johnson Amendment, in a clear power-play to his base, he is essentially asking for more dark money to flood into politics. Tiffany Muller, the president of the End Citizens United committee, says that repealing the Johnson Amendment could “turn churches into tools for secret campaign spending.” Muller goes on to point out that were the Johnson Amendment destroyed, rich donors could give to churches in order to push their money into Washington D.C. while simultaneously getting their own write-offs in the process. Repealing the Johnson Amendment does nothing for the average American and everything for the corrupt lobbyist and political adviser.
The recent tax reform bill that has been championed by House Republicans includes an attack directly against the Johnson Amendment. If the House Bill passes through the Senate then you are going to end up seeing Washington D.C. under very clear attack from even more rich donors and lobbyists who are seeking to wrest control away from the American voter. What makes this all particularly aggravating is the fact that the Johnson Amendment was initially a bipartisan effort championed by two of the most famous names in politics: Lyndon B Johnson and Dwight D Eisenhower, a republican and democrat respectively. Now, with Washington more partisan than ever you are going to see more of these blatant attacks against the voting rights of Americans everywhere.
Donald Trump has become more than just an existential threat to the voting rights of Americans everywhere, he has now launched an actual attack on those rights. Repealing the Johnson Amendment will be disastrous for America and End Citizens United is making sure to let people know. Read more about 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/