George Soros and the Dilemma of the Open Society Foundations

Governments by their very nature are imposing and domineering entities. They have to be powerful and strong if they want to maintain control over the people they rule. Believe it or not, all governments (including the U.S.) have a tendency to encroach into the lives of their citizens. This is not an intentional act (well in most cases) it is just something that must be done as a ruling entity.

Democratic financier George Soros understands the role that government plays in the lives of people. He also knows how dangerous a government can be when they are overstepping their authority. Keep in mind that some governments intentionally set themselves up to be tyrannical entities. Soros learned this first hand in Hungary when he was a young teen. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

Back in 1942, Adolph Hitler and his Nazi Regime had taken over Hungary. Once the Nazi’s were in charge they systematically began to eliminate the Jewish people in that area. Soros’ father had devised a scheme that kept his family free from the death camps but they lived in constant danger since they were Jewish.

This time period of Soros’s life taught him the importance of sound government. A nation needs a dependable government for the people to live peaceful lives. They also need a good governmental system that will allow them to live out their lives with the most opportunity and to the best of their ability.

The United States has a unique form of government that does not make it easy for tyrants and one political ideology to rule. This is necessary for maintaining order and keeping shady politicians, ambitious political figures and unethical political organizations from seizing control of the U.S.

While the Constitution protects the people, there are still U.S. government institutions that can undermine this country. Also added to this problem is the fact that various political and social organizations can wreak havoc over different segments of the U.S. populations.

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Once again, George Soros understands this reality all too well. This is one of the reasons why he created the Open Society Foundations (OSF) which is his grant giving organization. Soros uses the OSF to make donations to organizations that need his funding to continue their operations.

Many of the groups that Soros supports are liberal outfits that are aligned with his ideology. In some instances, he doesn’t even agree with the organizations that he supports but he understands that they are necessary for helping to maintain a healthy and balanced society.

George Soros supports the NAACP, The National Council of La Raza, The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the American Institute for Social Justice. These are just a few of the many different organizations that Soros knows to be useful for helping to keep the government in check. You can find out more about Open Society Foundations and George Soros by checking out the Open Society Foundations website.

Education of Choice- Dick and Betsy DeVos

Dick and Betsy DeVos are known to be prominent donors and gives not only supporting the charity work in the world but also the American politics. Lately, the couple has gained a lot of attention as well as critics from the public for their funding and the source of money. The DeVos family generous contributions cannot be compared to the political funding, as the charity funding is double their political funding. Betsy DeVos was a nominee for the United States of America Education Secretary a position which she which called for her vetting.

During the vetting process, Betsy DeVos had to explicitly tell the panel the source the money they contribute in both political campaigns and charity. In her statement, Betsy said that the enormous contribution which they make is funded through their Family Foundation. She went ahead and mentioned in 2015 only, they Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation contributed $11.6 million to charity which was double the amount they had giving to politics, 45.3million. The Michigan couple has been primarily making their political contributions in support of the Republican Party for an extended period.

Dick and Betsy come from giving families who have also been supporting the Republican politics. Richard DeVos is Dick’s father and the co-founder of Amway. In 2015 Rich and his children gave a contribution of about $104 million to charity. The grant gave the family a unique chance to be named in the Forbes and listed number 24 in the American’s Top Givers List. According to research as well as the report given by the family, Forbes says the family contribution is about 41.33 billion which is about $5.2 billion of the family fortune. Betsy DeVos is the daughter of the late Edgar Prince who was an American entrepreneur, a philanthropist as well as a political giver.

According to the Michigan family, wealth is not about what you wear or the car you drive instead they place their richness in giving to the community. The Devos family treasure education and it has always been a priority in their giving. In 2015, 26% of their contribution which was about $3 million of their funding was directed to the education sector, while 3% went to other bodies which support education in the United States. According to the couple, it is clear that the current American system of education was not fulfilling the dreams of the students and the country. The primary aim of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation was to give children from middle class an opportunity to choose a school of their choice and live their dream. According to Dick, their goal is to address the failing of the public education system and not to criticize the public teachers. The couple continues to support education hoping to make the American child to achieve their goals.