Foreign donations to American political campaigns are illegal under Federal campaign finance laws. The Obama campaign turned off the security features on credit card donations that were designed to catch foreign donations and prevent them from being processed. This enabled the Obama campaign to hide about $1 million dollars in foreign donations. It was caught by the FEC and given a civil fine of $375,000. The campaign was allowed to keep the $1 million, for a net profit of $625,000 in illegal donations.
Federal elections laws require donations in excess of $1,000 to be reported within 20 days before an election. In 2008 the Obama campaign failed to disclose the sources of 1,300 large donations, which together accounted for nearly $1.9 million. The FEC did nothing.
Numerous other violations of Federal campaign finance laws occur almost daily, most of them by Democrats. These are almost always either ignored or treated as civil matters.
Dinesh D’Souza tried to have friends donate $20,000 to Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long who was running against Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012. D’Souza has been indicted by a Washington DC grand jury of a felony, with bail set at $500,000. It is alleged that D’Souza promised to reimburse the Wendy Long donors, which would have allowed him to exceed the individual campaing donation limits. If true, that would have violated Federal campaign finance laws. Had D’Souza been a Democrat it wouldn’t have mattered. But D’Souza is a conservative who made a movie critical of Barack Obama. So the Eric Holder Justice Department is throwing the book at him.
Democrats assail the words in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” as being a lie that America was founded upon. For political class warfare purposes they are obsessed with the fact that some people are rich and some people are not rich. All men being equal doesn’t mean that all men will be the same or that all men will be equally successful financially. The one thing it does mean is that all men are to stand equal before the bar of justice. America is not supposed to have political prisoners. Democrats prefer to ignore that as being inconvenient to their purposes.
This is the trailer for Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie “America” to be released in theaters in time for July 4th celebrations: