George Soros and his actions before and after the 2016 Presidential Election

George Soros is considered as one of the leading business magnets and a political activist from the USA. George Soros is also well known as the President of Soros Fund Management and also as one of the 30 richest men from the country. Throughout his life, he has been involved with numerous social and political causes, and he donated more than $13 billion to various political and social causes. George Soros is a strong supporter of non-violent democratization in Central and Eastern Europe and he has been quite active in supporting democracy and access to health and education throughout the globe.

Although Soros had a massive contribution in the political arena of USA, he has been keeping himself in isolation for a long while since 2004. In that year, he made a significant donation of $27 million to the Democratic Party in their fight against Bush. He had serious concerns against Bush and considered him as a big threat to the country and its citizens. Hence, he tried his level best to stop Bush in the election. However, when Bush won the election, George Soros focused to social and philanthropic causes only. While he made a good donation to Obama campaigns on opensocietyfoundations.org in the last two elections, he was always away from the limelight.

But in the 2016 Presidential Election, Soros made a strong comeback. George Soros had been a strong supporter and admirer of Hillary Clinton, and he has been supporting the Democratic wing from the very beginning. Also, he has a big concern about Trump as well. According to Soros, Trump is an imposter and conman who is in the election for his personal benefit only and destined to lead the USA into chaos. Hence, he has been quite active before the election with his unprecedented support to the Democratic party on Forbes. Even when Trump won the election, Soros is busy to fight with the Trump Administration as well.

Soros is considered as one of the biggest donors to Hillary and Democratic campaigns in 2016. He donated $7 million to Priorities USA Action, a super PAC working in support of Hillary. He also pledged to donate further $3 million to this PAC as well. In addition to that, Soros donated to American Bridge 21st Century, a research opposition super PAC working against Republican candidates on nytimes.com with an amount of $2 million. He also donated $3 million to Immigrant Voters Win that was working to increase participation from the Hispanic voters in key swing states. Also, he donated $2 million to America Votes and another $5 million to Voting Rights Trust as well. On top of that, Soros donated a total of $4.5 million (1.5 million each) to the PACs supporting Senate Majority, Democratic Senate candidates, and Planned Parenthood.Soros also made generous donations to numerous other Democratic Party PACs, Committees as well but those amounts are not disclosed to the media.

Right now he is working with fellow Democratic supporters in a battle against Trump administration. He strongly believes that Trump along with his incompetent cabinet will force irrational decisions on the country. Hence, He has been active in reinforcing US constitution and institutions to resist Trump through Democracy Alliance.

Charles Koch Believes Universities Are Promoting Sameness And Stifling Free Speech

Charles Koch the wealthy Republican donor and the youngest brother of David Koch isn’t shy when it comes to expressing his opinion. Koch is on the Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world. He acquired that wealth by turning his family business into one of the largest privately owned businesses in the world. Koch is an MIT graduate that shuns the bright lights of New York and Washington for the corn fields of Kansas.

The eighty-year-old Koch is known for conservation beliefs, but those beliefs do cross the line of libertarianism from time to time. He has even expressed his dislike for the Republican candidates recently, and he openly said Hillary Clinton may be the best person to occupy the White House for the next four years.

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, and Charles Koch don’t see to eye to eye often. But both men feel America’s colleges, and universities are doing students an injustice by stifling free speech and taking the high road when it comes to inviting controversial figures to express their opinions of campuses around the country. Mr. Koch said students as well as college administrators and professors that go against “the culture of conformity” that exists on campuses today are ostracized, face sanctions, and are considered disruptive.

Koch believes freedom of expression and speech are empty words without the freedom to offend. But Bloomberg and Koch say universities are playing it safe and avoiding topics and people that may cause students and faculties discomfort. This closed system of coddling like ideas is ruining the basic foundation that universities have relied on for centuries. If colleges had not address topics like civil and women’s rights, gay and lesbian marriage and other controversial topics years ago the progress that has been made to accept, these touchy issues would have fallen in the arms of segregation, separation, and isolationism.

College students must be allowed to express their opinions openly and freely, according to Koch. In order for the United States to stay on top of the expanding awareness of rights, freedoms, and individualism, institutions of higher learning must set the example, according to Koch.

Additional Links on Charles Koch:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/05/20/17-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-koch-brothers/