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The dangers of foreign influence over our government and foreign money infiltrating our elections have been a concern in the United States since the very beginning of our constitutional republic. In Federalist 68, Alexander Hamilton described corruption as one of the “deadly adversaries of republican government…chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.”
This is one of the reasons why the U.S. Constitution allows only natural-born U.S. citizens to hold the office of the presidency. It’s also a reason why it’s illegal for candidates for federal office to accept campaign contributions from foreign nationals.
A handful of Pennsylvania businesses are asking the Supreme Court to halt an order limiting which businesses can operate in the state amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
That being said, ever since President Barack Obama falsely attacked the U.S. Supreme Court for their decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission during his 2010 State of the Union address, left-wingers have been knowingly spouting tall tales about the coming flood of corporate money that will surely take over our election system.