‘Anti-Democracy, Anti-America’

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by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 10, 2022   

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (ChurchMilitant.com) - When leftist billionaire George Soros speaks, people should "believe just the opposite," says a prominent conservative Catholic. 

On Thursday night's Evening News, Church Militant had a live discussion with Gen. Michael Flynn, a former advisor to President Donald Trump. 

One of the topics the discussion touched on was George Soros' influence on American politics. He said Soros and others like him are "anti-democracy" and "anti-America."

Segment from Evening News: July 7, 2022
 

After the U.S. Supreme Court kicked the abortion question back to the state level last month, Soros reacted on Twitter: "The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ends federal protections for abortion, diminishes human rights and greatly threatens reproductive care. We have invested in reproductive rights organizations that are fighting back at this moment."

Soros, a globalist billionaire, has had his finger in the pie of American politics for years, donating to left-wing candidates and activists.

District Attorneys

This is particularly true when it comes to district attorney races around the country. In one instance, Soros backed George Gascón in his 2020 campaign for Los Angeles County district attorney. Gascón's campaign received millions of dollars from Soros. He won the election, unseating the incumbent Jackie Lacey.

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George Gascón

After he was sworn in, Gascón remarked on Twitter, "Today, we will usher in a new era of criminal justice and transform the largest criminal justice jurisdiction in America." 

But his plan for reform included a policy of dismissing charges for crimes such as resisting arrest, prostitution and driving without a valid license.

Many have criticized Gascón's soft-on-crime approach. For example, Los Angeles County sheriff Alex Villanueva told Fox News in January:

The first year in office, 12,000 cases he refused to prosecute that we arrested, we investigated. Lights and sirens, emergency cases, all ranges of cases — 12,000 cases in one year only. That means 12,000 potential criminals or criminals back out on the street immediately, who never were held accountable for their actions. That only emboldens the criminal community further, and he's singing the praises of reforms that are not working.

Likewise, victims' rights attorney Kathy Cady once commented that the families of murder victims "are really devastated by Gascón and his policies."

More recently, Soros and his organizations have been turning their focus to legislative seats. Church Militant reported in April this year:

Information is coming to light on George Soros' shift from underwriting district attorney and sheriff races to underwriting national legislative candidates who want to defund the police. Data from the Federal Election Commission shows Way to Lead PAC received thousands of dollars from a Soros-backed PAC, Lead the Way 2022, as well as direct funding from his daughter, Andrea Soros.

Open Society

Another major way Soros influences politics — both in the United States and around the world — is through his Open Society Foundations.

The Open Society Foundations are financially connected to a vast array of left-wing activist groups and think tanks.

To give just two examples:

  • In 2015, Open Society gave $650,000 to assist the Black Lives Matter movement. 
  • In 2017, Amnesty International Ireland allegedly received more than $160,000 from Open Society, in violation of Irish law, to support its campaigning for legalized abortion.
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