During the 2004 American presidential race, billionaire George Soros was heavily involved in the process to bring the much-needed sanity in the US voting system.
First he was involved in mobilizing voters across the United States, and now he is involved in fighting undemocratic voting laws that the Republican majority is trying to keep in place, as reported by the New York Times.
Having a reputation for teaching the Bank of England a lesson or two on finances, George Soros is now putting his billions to good use for the sake of democracy not only in the United States but also in the entire world.
Soros is not afraid of any legal battles that come his way as he seeks to fight for the rights of the weakest members of society. After all, he fled from Hungary, then to England, and now he is a citizen of the United States. So no one can lecture Soros when it comes to facing battles the old school way.
George is not only an investor in the money market, but he also invests in the well-being of millions of Americans.
In Europe, Soros is fighting for Democratic rights of minorities. He is part of a global system that is at the forefront of bringing accountability and transparency especially in many African governments where democracy seems to have taken a back seat as greedy African Presidents squander whole national budgets while oppressing anyone who dares raise any questions.
In Germany, he contributed largely to the fall of the Berlin wall, which was a huge symbol of division, oppression, and hatred in Germany. This is one of his coolest moves to weaken Communist influences in Eastern Europe to make Democracy thrive.
Today, 26 years later after the fall of the wall, the fruits of his efforts regarding democracy are evident from Europe to the United States of America.
There is a major concern from Soros that Europe is not welcoming refugees from Syria. In one of his books, he lays down in detail why he thinks the European nations would head down a tragic road if they do not consider the plight of the people of Syria. He also goes ahead to warn about the growing influence of communist countries like China across Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asian countries.
One of Soros’s Foundations called the Open Society Foundations has been one of his main tools for spreading democracy in more than one hundred countries.
George Soros has been quoted numerous times saying that his great financial position obliges him to champion for the rights of those who do not have in the society. Apart from his material wealth, he also possesses much more wealth regarding his human values and experience.
There is no country that Mr. Soros has gone and failed to leave a good mark. Ask the people of England, Germany, the US, and Africa, who have experienced his kindness firsthand.
The Democratic Party and people like Hillary Clinton must be the luckiest in the world to have the support of a noble man like George Soros.