Stop the Democrats’ Next Sheer Desperation Act

Demonstration for the Freedom to Vote Act

Massive efforts by conservatives to deny President Biden and his radical Democrats their $4+ trillion so-called Build Back Better plan succeeded by a razor thin margin of one in the Senate. The BBB was to have been the Democratic mega-ton bomb for transforming America to Socialism. Now, realizing national rejection of their diabolical plan portends both congressional houses will turn to a Republican majority in November, they are crazed in desperation to shove an ultra-liberal voting rights bill down the throats of the citizens. This bill would all but guarantee millions more liberal Democrat votes through guise and trickery. Do we weary conservatives have one more fight in us?

America enjoys the most free and unencumbered voting of any democracy on the face of the earth. The only improvement that might be needed is to lessen cheating by requiring a photo ID to vote and making the vote easier in certain limited cases. Conservative Republicans support both adjustments. However, the last election’s plethora of broken voting rules and disregarded tradition to accommodate COVID resulted in record numbers of Democrat votes often by questionable means. Democrats were ecstatic and are now determined to make the COVID Democratic voter advantages the new normal.

Last year, the Democrats introduced an ambitious legislation to expand voting rights from the federal level. This “For the People Act” would have changed almost every aspect of how elections are conducted. Much of the election process would have been taken from the states and assumed by the federal government including funding campaigns with federal money. Fortunately, the Senate Republicans filibustered the bill in June, and it died for lack of 60 votes. This stirring of the Democrats’ hornets nest sent them racing head long into a shift to the Build Back Better bill to get a least some kind of victory passed for the radical left’s socialist agenda. Then, when that didn’t work, thanks to moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, the hornets surged out of control.

This last ditch effort for the Democrats to run rough-shod over elections at the federal government level is Senate Bill S. 2747 renamed the “Freedom to Vote Act.” It would make voter registration automatic and on the same day as the election. There would be little control over who is really eligible to vote and where. It would allow very early voting by mail by everyone. It would place ballot drop boxes on the streets with little oversight. Election Day would be a legal public holiday. Released felons would be allowed to vote. The federal government funding of campaigns through matching of private contributions times six is still in the bill. There are many other bad ideas in the bill, but the bottom line and purpose of the legislation is to give distinct advantages to Democratic voters in blue states. Its methodology would be to create a federal electoral system that would allow Democrats a permanent majority in the House and Senate and a continuous Democrat president in the White House.

There is hardly any chance the Freedom to Vote Act would pass the 50-50 Senate with the filibuster. Therefore, Senator Schumer has now publicly declared that the Senate will make every attempt to end the filibuster which is a long-standing bipartisan process that protects the will of the American people from being rolled over by a slim majority of Senators. The filibuster has worked in favor of the Democrats many times in recent history. But for this crop of intransigent leftests in the Senate, these are desperate times. For them, if the Senate processes have to be broken to get what the radical left wants, so be it. A few years ago, Schumer, himself, declared that eliminating the filibuster would turn the country “into a banana republic, where if you don’t get your way, you change the rules. Are we gonna let them (Republicans)? It will be doomsday for Democracy if we do.” Without the filibuster, one Senator could determine whether the bill passes or fails. Or Vice President Harris could pass the bill in a Senate strictly partisan tie vote. Please watch this closely, and contact whomever you can to help keep the filibuster alive and our precious American voting system true to its historical integrity.

Reshaping the Supreme Court

The main reason many voted for President Trump is about to be justified for the second time in 18 months. The president’s nomination and Senate confirmation of Justice Kennedy’s replacement will change the dynamic of the Supreme Court significantly. Let’s examine the Court’s current makeup and how this new justice will impact America.

America’s highest judicial body, the Supreme Court, consists of nine justices nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Presently, they are (above, front row, left to right) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, John Robert (Chief Justice), Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, (back row, left to right) Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Neil Gorsuch.

Although justices and judges are supposed to be unbiased in their decisions based on the letter of the law and legal precedence, they are human with principles and values shaped by life experiences, education, and environment. Four of these justices, Robert, Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch usually lean to the conservative view of sociopolitical issues. Four of the others, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor lean mostly to the liberal view. Justice Kennedy, a conservative nominated by Reagan, often favors the liberal view in decisions and has been labeled the “swing vote.” So, many Court decisions are 5-4 with Kennedy breaking the tie in favor of either a liberal or conservative ruling. Recently, he was the deciding vote in favor of gay marriage and abortion rights.

With Justice Kennedy’s resignation, President Trump’s choice will be a stronger leaning conservative. This should portend a 5-4 decision favoring the conservative world view on many more issues. If any of the justices are considered a swing voter in future rulings, it will probably be Justice Robert who is a stronger conservative than Justice Kennedy.

Then, there is considerable likelihood that Justice Ginsburg will resign voluntarily or due to poor health during President Trump’s term in the White House. She is 85 (Justice Kennedy was 81). She is the most staunch liberal on the Court. That would result in a conservative majority of 6-3, or 5-4 with a swing vote toward the liberal side. The president will nominate a relatively young justice. His nomination of Gorsuch seated the Court’s youngest justice at age 50. Therefore, 5 or 6 strong conservative justices should be on the bench for many years.

This is a tectonic shift from the liberal-leaning Supreme Court of the last few decades. It will be a reversing trend away from liberal rulings on social issues such as abortion, gay marriage, LGBT rights, prayer in schools, religious freedom, universal health care, immigration, etc. Legislation from the bench will be returned to its rightful place in the legislative branch. The Constitution now often viewed as an evolving living document will be reinterpreted by the Court as a firm foundational standard.

Because of this judicial shakeup, the liberals are apoplectic over this nomination. Many liberal leaders are calling for voters to deluge the Senate with insistence that they oppose any and all nominations from President Trump. Suddenly, Roe v. Wade has become the most important legal precedent in America. Look for the wildest confirmation process in the history of Supreme Court nominations. Fortunately, conservatives can thank former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Obama administration for declaring the “nuclear option” in a previous justice confirmation when it benefited liberals. This procedural option of requiring a simple majority of 51 votes rather than a super-majority of 60 votes is now the precedent for confirmations. It will also eliminate the filibuster.

The long-term positive impact of this administration’s second new justice (and perhaps a third new one soon) on the survival of America as a free capitalist republic is immeasurable. Thank God for the election of 2016 and pray for a continuing conservative White House and congressional majority.

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