Campaign Finance reform has been a topic of interest throughout the history of the United States Government, especially in the more recent decades. There are arguments on both sides of the issue. Proponents of campaign finance limits argue that wealthy donors and corporations hold too much power in elections and as a result they can corrupt campaigns. Those who favor less regulation argue that campaign donations are a form of free speech. One case in particular, Citizens United vs. The Federal Election
When the Founding Fathers created the United States, they deliberately established it as a republic to eliminate the chaos of a strict democracy. It would allow for an organized debate of the issues since relatively few would speak for hundreds of thousands and pass laws in their name. As long as representatives remain loyal to their constituents, the republic works well. However, it begins to fall apart when self service takes precedence over public service. This is exactly what has happened
Review of the Literature: For my topic of research, the dynamics of poverty and voting in America, I used a vast number of sources in an attempt to produce the most accurate and broad discussion possible. The sources I believe to be the most reliable were: 1) the scholarly works (Friedman; Raskin), which were purely scientific and did not include political biases, but rather examined the facts from as neutral a point of view as possible; 2) the government reports (DeNavas-Walt; Dept. of Commerce;
that it allows representation and inclusiveness of as many people and views as possible (Shah, 2012) but are we living in a society where the majority aren’t having their voices heard and are instead being over ruled by the wealthy? Democracies may seem like the best option to have that includes all its people, but it’s not perfect either wither with all it’s flaws and deficiencies including political and economic inequalities, voter suppression laws, the impact money has played in politics, and even
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