Our Education Secretary Has Earned Her Position

Betsy Devos may be a relative newcomer to Washington, but there is no doubt that she is learning the ropes rather quickly. The President of the American Federation of Teachers said that there is a tendency to undermine her because she is so polite in public. She may come across as plain spoken, she said, but she is very potent and powerful.

 

Betsy Devos was opposed to Trump’s decision to reverse the Obama policy about transgender bathroom usage. However, she did not show her opposition to the outside world. This is an example of two things. First of all, it shows how she is ready to stand up to people who are more powerful than her and have more connections than her when she knows what is right. Second of all, she may be publicly a soft spoken figure, but in her day to day life, she is a fighter who will do whatever needs to be done in order to accomplish things.

 

Betsy Devos is a supporter of private schools and charter schools. She believes that by supporting private and charter schools through government programs, such as by giving them tax vouchers, poor students who otherwise would not be able to afford a private school will have more choices of schools to go to. This will increase the chances of them getting a good education. She has had success in many places. Detroit, for example, has the largest concentration of charter schools in the nation. Betsy Devos has openly said that the majority of students in America go to public schools and that this would not change. However, she said that it is vital to give students who are exploring other options the ability to choose a private or charter school. It is clear that public schools in the United States sometimes operate on a lower level than public schools in other developed countries. One way to give students a greater chance to succeed would be by supporting private or charter schools, thereby reducing or eliminating tuition costs. Learn more: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/10/devos_family_stryker_heir_make.html

 

Betsy Devos and her husband Dick Devos are also major philanthropists. They have given away one hundred and thirty nine million dollars to charity. A large portion of this has gone towards supporting education reform. Other causes that she supports include children’s hospitals, arts and culture, and more. She also donates to politicians that support education reform.

Citizens United Should Be Seen For What It Is

Citizens United is a positive and very nice sounding title for a political action committee designed and run by a nefarious group of Republicans who want to continue the unethical measures that the Republicans are so good at implementing to win elections and stay in power. The Republicans have raised the practice of drawing district voting lines to such a sublime art in order to enhance their (GOP) standing in any election. This requires being more creative in drawing district lines than a Picasso or more appropriately a Salvidor Dali whose Persistence of Memory does to reality what Republican gerrymandering does to fair elections. They draw the lines of gerrymandering to reflect their strengths while lessening the power of Democrats trying to regain power. In closely fought areas the GOP has greatly outdistanced the opposition in the electoral college while barely winning the election contest. In the cases of Gore/Bush and Clinton/Trump. The elected president lost the popular vote. It is not a fair fight and it is a corruption of our democracy. Read more about the fight against Citizens United here: TC PALM: SEN. BILL NELSON’S WAR CHEST REACHES $5 MILLION

There is no doubting the managerial power of Republicans, as a group, they are business owners, managers, and the entitled class who hold powerful positions in and out of government in their communities. They are educated but like many college graduates who develop a fondness for their less educated and often underprivileged fellow man. These future barons of industry are only in it for the betterment of their own group, fellow fat cats, good ole boys, and the country club set.

In Florida, Citizens United is challenging the Democratic candidate, Bill Nelson, by advocating for a divisive Rick Scott who many Floridians loathed as governor. There have been excellent Florida Governors: Lawton Childs and Bob Graham from the Democratic party and Charlie Crist and Independent. If the popular Bill Nelson is defeated it will be another indication of the changing demographics of the Florida population and the further inroads being made by the GOP.

Our country is going through a very bad time. The lure of riches is replacing a love of justice and understanding. Many are turning their backs on their fellow man to concentrate on their own entitled family while our nation is losing respect around the world.

END CITIZENS UNITED: SEEKING TO ENHANCE CAMPAIGN PROGRAMS IN AMERICA

End Citizens United is a political action committee that was established in 2015 in the month of March. The organization’s aim is to reform its campaign finance systems and curb the effects of Citizens United which introduced lots of illegal money in politics. It is financed by donors from the grass root levels. The role of the organization also is to do away with the fact that the rich people of the country buy the election. The organization will also work towards directing the lawmakers to take appropriate measures on the people violating the law. The aim of forming the End Citizens United is to destroy all the political systems that are rigged and to stop the usage of a lot of money in politics. These activities will play a big role in ending the era of dark money and overturning Citizens United. The organization intends to implement the activities by electing new candidates, making use of the grassroots membership to demonstrate political power and making the issue of money in politics as a national priority.
The organizations board is headed by leaders that are very committed in electing Democratic champions and also in helping in overturning Citizens United who will bring back the power to all the Americans thus empowering everybody as opposed as to a few individuals. It is planning to provide funding to Democratic candidates vying for various posts across the country. The group will pass amendments that will spear head in reversing the Supreme Court decision. Up to now a large number of people have signed the petition for the the bill to be passed.
End Citizens United is hoping to coming up with a strategy of financing the campaigning candidates with initiatives like television advertisements, direct polling and direct mailers. Furthermore, the group wants to enact the campaign reforms on the state levels and also local level. It has financial experts who are looking closely at the constitutional amendments of overturning the Supreme Court decision of 2010. The amendments must win the consent from three-fourth of the state, two thirds of the house, and the senate. The organization is not supporting the Republicans because they are not backing up the finance reforms. The group has raised money from small donors and is still on track to raise more cash to take them through the entire cycle. The group is encouraged to go on with the public awareness of the Supreme Court decision as it keeps political pressure on the political parties and the Supreme Court.