Super Prc Pros And Cons

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In 2010 the United Citizen v. Federal Election Commission would have a bigger impact on the way elections are won. The case decision concluded limiting the amount PACs and donors spend on campaigns for candidates violates the First Amendment. Since the court case decision, Super PACs were created to donate unlimited amounts of money to a campaign for a candidate. Super PACs were mostly used by Republicans. The Democratic party are opposed by Super PACs. However, even though the Democratic party are objective to the idea of Super PACs they have Super PACs themselves. The reasons why the Democratic party and some citizen politically involved are criticizing Super PACs because of how powerful they influence elections to sway their direction. …show more content…
They believe unlimited funds being raised will create corruption and will violate the average citizen 's political equality. During Obama 's participation in the presidential election in 2012 he spoke out against Super PACs. Obama was criticized because he had Super PACs that supported him. However, Obama 's campaigns were organized by average citizen and many average citizens donated to Obama 's campaign. "Obama, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are getting between 47 percent and 49 percent from small donors, according to OpenSecrets.org" (Super PACs send price of 'free ' speech). These candidates are examples of the people 's voice. Many citizens put their belief and effort towards candidates that shows that the citizens believes in the candidate and their take on issues and …show more content…
Super PACs donations increase each year and especially during elections. In 2012 the Liberal Super PACs had raised 211.5 million that year. The Conservative Super PACs had raised 266.9 million in the same year. (Miller.) In 2012 the Liberal Super PACs amount had risen to 406.9 million and the Conservative Super PACs amount had risen to 860.8 in that same year. (Miller.) A minimum group of people in the U.S. can afford to contribute millions to super PACs. The larger the amount of money a candidate has for their campaign the more likely they are to win. In the Editorial: Super PACs Send Price of 'Free ' Speech Way Up, the author talks about the Super PACs impact on candidate due to the substantial amounts donated to their campaigns rather than an average citizen donating what they can to help the candidate they support. "Their generosity affords them considerable access if their candidate wins" (Star-News.) In this quote the author is stating that the money the Super PACs give to the candidate can have an influence on the candidate that leads to corruption not just in the election but it can become a much larger problem. The large problem is violating political equality, corruption in office and

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