The Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday that liberal billionaire George Soros is the sole funder of a political action committee dedicated to turning out more Democratic voters in Florida, Michigan, and Nevada for the 2018 midterm elections.
Soros hopes to grow the electorate by 2.5 million voters by encouraging people of color, young people, and women to vote in three of the most hotly contested states.
The PAC has a $30 million coffer filled entirely by Soros, and they could help swing a number of Senate seats in November.
Soros’ initiative perfectly exemplifies the problem with national politics. Rich individuals can, by themselves, swing an election, and the massive power invested in the federal government means the results of that election can have a profound effect on the daily lives of Americans across the country.
That’s why we need to decentralize power and return it to the states and the people. Concentrating power in one city allows the rich to dictate policy. If power were spread in states and cities across the country, it would be much more difficult for a small group of people to wield that kind of control.
Wealthy people can also influence state elections, of course, but state governments tend to be much more responsive to the will of their constituents. State elections are also much easier for average Americans to influence, even against campaigns backed by the likes of Soros.
An Article V Convention of States can do that decentralizing work. By proposing constitutional amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, a Convention of States can ensure that people like Soros have fewer opportunities to determine national laws and regulations.
Millions of everyday Americans have already joined the movement, and the Convention of States resolution has passed in 12 states.
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