Senate Republicans Save the Republic
Meanwhile, Democrats claim they’re killing democracy. The fight over election laws continues.
While you were busy looking elsewhere, Democrats continued to push for passage of a bill giving the federal government veto power over state election laws, including those requiring voter ID and regular updates of voter registration rolls. Fortunately, Senate Republicans once again blocked the effort.
Democrats want to make voting so easy even a caveman could do it. From the grave. That’s their bulk-mail ballot strategy, and the power grab takes the form of HR 1 in the House and SR 1 in the Senate.
They rebranded their effort the “Freedom to Vote Act,” and it’s ostensibly a compromise authored in part by Senator Joe Manchin. “The latest umpteenth iteration is only a compromise in the sense that the left and the far-left argued among themselves about exactly how much power to grab and in which areas,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “The same rotten core is all still there.”
Indeed, Democrats’ legislation still aims to nationalize elections by overturning numerous state laws, including those on mail-in ballots. It would limit (rather than ban) voter ID requirements and expand voting accessibility so much as to make fraud easier and inevitable. Ironically, perhaps, what they would accomplish is to dilute the legal and legitimate votes of U.S. citizens.
Republicans, in the parlance of the Democrats and their propagandists in the Leftmedia, want to “restrict” voting rights. Translation: GOP laws around the country require a voter ID, still set (extremely generous) rules for voting early, limit mail-in ballots, and establish other guidelines for protecting the integrity of our Republic’s elections.
“Racism!” Democrats cry. President Joe Biden has in the past called it “Jim Crow 2.0.” He blasted the latest Senate Republican effort as “unconscionable.” That’s a big word for a guy who is practically unconscious.
Voting and election integrity are the huge issues here, but so is the filibuster in the Senate. Democrats frame their bill as a battle for “democracy,” which our government isn’t, and then claim that “democracy” is more important than a silly Senate rule that allows the minority to block legislation Democrats consider critical.
“Democracy — the very soul of America — is at stake,” Biden said in a statement. “It should be simple and straightforward. Let there be a debate and let there be a vote.”
The truth, of course, is that our nation is a Republic, established by our Founders to prevent exactly the kind of 51-50 majority tyranny Senate Democrats demand. It apparently doesn’t occur to Democrats that something as foundational as election law ought to be bipartisan rather than a rigged partisan game. Nor does it matter to them that elections are, according to the Constitution that established the federal government, not the purview of the federal government.
“Democracy” didn’t suffer Wednesday. Federalism prevailed.
Nevertheless, the Democrat strategy is to make the debate about saving “democracy” so they can undermine our Republic, not just with voting and elections but then with any number of other fundamentally transformative bills.
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