End Citizens United Backing Chris Pappas In New Hamshire

Running for the 1st Congressional District seat for New Hampshire is Democrat Chris Pappas. His campaign received a significant boost recently when the national ticket PAC End Citizens United endorsed him. The group is keen on Pappas because of his strong stance on campaign finance reform. Like End Citizens United, Chris Pappas wants to get big money, Super PAC and dark money out of politics once and for all.

Pappas is proud that all money raised for his campaign amounts to donations from ordinary people who have contributed $100 or less. That includes support from at least 80 New Hampshire cities. In fact, two-thirds of all the money Pappas has raised is from in-state sources. Big money flowing into small states like New Hampshire has become an increasing problem, according to ECU officials. It’s all about mysterious outside groups coming in to buy local candidates so that they shape the way Washington D.C. works and votes for the entire nation. Visit their page on Facebook.

Pappas has deep roots in New Hampshire. He was born in Manchester. His great-great grandfather immigrated to New Hampshire from Greece in the early 1900s. Chris Pappas is a Harvard graduate and served two terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He previously served as Treasurer for Hillsborough County.

Pappas represents the kind of candidate End Citizens United has been identifying in races across the country ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The group wants to flip the U.S. House from Republican control to Democrat control. Most importantly, however, is for the candidate to share the End Citizens United goal of overturning the disastrous 2010 Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United. It was that decision which opened the floodgates for Big Money interests to wreak havoc on the U.S. election system.

Pappas is running against Republican Eddie Edwards, the former chief of police for the city of South Hampton. Unlike Pappas, Edwards has shown little interest in turning away huge cash donations, many from out-of-state sources.

End Citizens United has raised $35 million in its effort to elect candidates across the country who support campaign finance reform. Average donation to the group is just $14 each.

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Modern Democracy Issues with Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a scholar with recognition on the national stage for his work in constitutional law construction. He has been involved with and helped settle many of the modern day global issues. Sujit Choudhry recently published a new written piece titled “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?”, where he discusses a current issue in the United States with the current president and how that reflects democracy as a whole. This is expanded on in a recent article with the website Gazette Day, see (Crunchbase.com).

The article begins by citing a recent tweet from former attorney general Eric Holder. He believes that President Trump firing Robert Muller would be a complete abuse of his power. Sujit Choudhry finds that this situation represents a red line in democracy. This is where people believe a breach of power would be exceeded, but it can only be enforced by the people. While these red lines exist in all democracies, they are only as good as the citizens of the country.

In the next section, Sujit Choudhry describes how this reflects democracy on a bigger scale. He mentions how the presidential term limit also follows this red line rule. This is nothing stopping someone from running for more than 2 terms, but doing so would be a democratic failure. These forces from within tearing down the government are how nations are changed in the modern era. The time of invasions and forceful removals are an ideologically of the past, as posted on sujitchoudhry.com.

In the modern era, politics in an entirely different field than it was just decades ago. The world is kept in balance by numerous democracies. However, as the ebb and flow continues, individuals are rising up to threaten their very foundations. Sujit Choudhry describes this process as democratic backsliding. It has been showing up across the world in recent years, but most vocal in the United Stets under President Trump. The future is in the hands of the people, but as history has taught as over and over, governments are only as good as the people running them, visit http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/choudhry_award.

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