A couple weeks ago I asked -- is the Obama campaign tapping illegal foreign money with an Independence Day fundraiser in Paris?
Yeah, you saw that right -- last week Barack Obama's campaign held a fundraiser in the People's Republic of China, a repressive communist dictatorship where dissent is not tolerated, religious freedom is not tolerated, and abortion is government policy. In other words, the sort of place that Obama has been trying to turn the United States into.
Here's the RSVP/donation form.
Imagine if there were an active fascist dictatorship anywhere in the world today -- what would be the response if a Republican candidate were to hold a fundraiser there? So why not the same response to a fundraising event in a repressive communist state?
And I'm still wondering about the same issue I raised in my earlier post -- is the Obama campaign being scrupulous to make sure that only Americans are buying tickets or making donations? Is he making sure that the donation decisions are not being made by foreign citizens? You know, since taking money from foreigners would be incredibly illegal.
The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.
I wonder -- is the campaign checking to make sure that it is in compliance with American law on this matter? Especially since we now know that Barack Obama receives 1/3 of his annual personal income from foreign sources -- more than double his presidential salary.