There are good, obvious reasons why foreigners are not allowed to interfere – especially financially – in a country’s elections. However, in the case of the US, I weighed it up and felt it was morally justifiable to make a small donation to Obama.
Firstly, the decision made in a few weeks in the US will affect the whole world, in fact, lives may depend on it. [A recent survey showed that every single country in the world would prefer Obama over McCain.] Also, as illegal as it may be, I am not American, nor bound by American law or the policies of the US Federal Election Commission. Plus, the idea of ‘non-interference’ is hard to define, as it would seem foreigners can campaign for/against a candidate, perhaps even advertise online on their behalf or raise awareness remotely by other means.