With one of their own having tossed a wrench into the Biden administration’s spendthrift Build Back Better agenda, Senate Democrat leadership is pivoting to fear-mongering about non-existent voting rights inequities and they want to dismantle the filibuster to do it.
After US Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), courageously represented his constituents with fidelity in derailing President Biden’s deficit-exploding bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), saber-rattled about compromising minority party rights by altering the filibuster in the Senate to facilitate the passage of legislation based exclusively on a false narrative.
“I would ask you to consider this question: if the right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, then how can we in good conscience allow for a situation in which the Republican Party can debate and pass voter suppression laws at the State level with only a simple majority vote, but not allow the United States Senate to do the same?” Schumer said in a letter to Democrats.
“I believe our constituents deserve to know which Senators choose to hide behind ill-conceived and abused rules,” he added. “Therefore…Members will be given the chance to debate on the Senate floor and cast a vote so that their choice on this matter is clear and available for everyone to see.”
Schumer followed up with comments in a private virtual meeting saying the Senate will vote on operational changes (read: neutering the filibuster) if Republicans block a Democrat-supported elections bill in January.
The legislative filibuster requires a supermajority of 60 votes for the body to start or end debate on most legislation, as well as a 60-vote majority – or supermajority – to change the filibuster rule.
Why This Is Important
The entire premise for HR1 (For the People Act) and HR4 (John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021)is based on the false narrative that Americans – any demographic of Americans in the Democrats hyper-hyphenated realm – are disenfranchised from exercising their right to vote. In fact, their efforts seek to control the ability to vote.
Federal voting “rights” legislation crafted by the furthest of the far-Left Democrats seeks to not only override myriad existing State laws but also:
Compel every State to count mail-in votes for 10 days after Election Day
Allow for ballot-fraud-inducing ballot harvesting
Allow unrestored felons to vote
Ban basic voter-ID laws
Create “councils” to redraw districts
Effectively censor free-speech rights with a plethora of new election regulations
When all is said and done, their efforts would result in a diluted version filled with loopholes to their goals which would face almost guaranteed States’ court challenges.
Additionally, the political purity of motive regarding this bill is tainted by the globalist and fascist stench of dark money and dark money from overseas.
IRS filings indicate the Sixteen Thirty Fund – a dark money group funded in part by foreign nationals and entities to include George Soros and Hansjörg Wyss, Swiss billionaire foreign national – is spending heavily to lobby moderate Democrats to support the false flag voting rights legislation.
The Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, is a dark money group that allows its funding sources to remain anonymous, acting as a funding source for more than 50 groups that otherwise would have to expose the names of their donors. The dark money group is closely tied to Arabella Advisors, a firm founded by former Clinton administration appointee Eric Kessler.
There is a constitutional reality that the Democrats’ legislation betrays. Federal elections are the exclusive purview – operationally – of the State legislatures, and for good reason.
The United States is a creation based on a compact between the 50 separate States; States with sovereign constitutions. It is for that reason the Framers stated in Article I, Section 4:
“The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of chusing Senators.”
It is to be noted here that the Progressives’ (read: fascists) success in passing the 17th Amendment destroyed the governmental apparatus the Framers bequeathed to us in removing the ability for the individual States to protect themselves from an overreaching federal government. This is important in understanding the last sentence in Article I, Section 4.
Originally, Senators were to be appointed by the States’ legislatures so that they could be recalled in times of bad behavior (read: not representing or protecting the sovereignty of the States with fidelity). To that end, much of the legislation today that advances unfunded mandates or encroaches on the sovereignty of the States would never pass out of the Senate. This would include legislation like Obamacare and would most definitely include the current fraudulent and disingenuous voting “rights” legislation.
At no other time in American history has it been easier to cast a ballot in the United States. Yet disingenuous political opportunists like Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and President Biden (D) and his entire Obama 2.0 team are lying, bald-faced – to the American people asking them to believe the Civil Rights Movement never occurred or that if it did for some reason we have knee-jerked back into the pre-Civil Rights era.
Every piece of voting integrity legislation legislated after the 2020 General Election expands opportunities for casting a ballot while removing the loophole mechanisms that allow for ballot and voter fraud. The entirety of each element to each legislation is color and gender blind, giving no quarter to racism or sexism.
But to listen to Schumer, Pelosi, Biden, and “The Squad” you would need to believe that minorities are denied ballots at every polling place and are, instead, greeted at every polling place by “Bull” Connor, fire hoses, and German Shepherds.
Contemporary Democrats, Progressives, and the fascists that many have become, have an addiction to advancing falsehoods to facilitate their agendas. They have fidelity to only one thing, using the disingenuous tactics of Alinsky to achieve their goals at all costs.
From Obamacare (“if you like your doctor you can keep him/her”) to COVID (“if you get vaccinated you won’t catch COVID”) to insane levels of spending doesn’t cause inflation to voters being disenfranchised, we are being lied to.
And we should stop allowing that to happen.
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Frank Salvato is the executive partner at The CompassPoint Group, LLC. He is the co-host of the Underground USA podcast as heard on iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Podcasts, and anywhere podcasts are heard. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His analysis has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, National File, and Accuracy in Media, and is nationally syndicated. Mr. Salvato appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six monographs examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice-weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and Genesis Communications affiliate stations.