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Suffocating Under HR-1

Suffocating Under HR-1

Judd Dunning By Friday, 12 March 2021 10:15 AM EST Current | Bio | Archive

Just as masks mandates dropped in more than sixteen states and some Americans can breathe with ease again–literally and economically–Nancy Pelosi introduced a far more politically suffocating bill supposedly "for the people."

Last week, the eighty-year-old hard left Speaker of the House attempted to gloss up and force-feed the American public the very damaging H.R.-1 "For The People Act" voting bill. Upon criticism, the Democratic party immediately pivoted to bills "addressing" systemic racism to distract American's from seeing how destructive HR-1 is, and also said opposition to the bill was racially motivated itself.

Of course, this pattern is endemic, formulaic, and no surprise. The progressive hard left loves to bury its most invasive and flawed legislation by immediately pivoting to stoke the flames of injustice and racial and class division.

Between the remaining masked states, the new legislation, and the Biden Brigade's barrage of constitution-violating, free-enterprise-infringing, and freedom-destroying executive orders–yes, Nancy, it has been hard to breathe the air of freedom lately.

But stay tuned. No single act or piece of legislation would be more suffocating than H.R.-1 if it survives the Senate and Ole Harmless Joe signs it into law.

As former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey so succinctly wrote in Newsmax, "Nancy Pelosi’s top priority is to turn America into a one-party nation ruled by Democrats. Her bill HR 1 trashes the U.S. Constitution in an attempt to rig the system and make it virtually impossible to elect a Republican president or Congress again. Simply put, it’s a power grab."

But not according to Speaker Nancy after it was overwhelmingly passed over solid GOP opposition: "We are so pleased . . . we made just a giant step for democracy . . . we waved flags in honor of our democracy. This legislation is there to protect the right to vote . . . the first 300 pages were written by John Lewis, to remove voter suppression tactics from our political system."

Really? Talk about framing something in a way that is exactly what it is not. You got to hand it to Ms. Nancy.'he’s damn good at it.

Until you dig into the details like the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) did. It tells a radically different story.

Per the (RNLA) what follows are the ten worst new federal mandates in H.R.-1's election administration section. These new requirements would apply to every state, regardless of existing state laws:

  • Automatic voter registration, including using many colleges and universities as voter registration agencies and registering 16- and 17-year-olds.
  • Abolish voter ID laws and only require a signature in the polling place to vote.
  • Online voter registration without protections to verify the eligibility of the voter.
  • Same-day registration during early voting and on Election Day.
  • Fifteen days of early voting, including minimum hours and requirements for locations.
  • Restricting election officials' efforts to maintain the accuracy of voter registration lists.
  • Automatically restoring the right of felons to vote after release from prison.
  • No-excuse absentee/mail voting with signature comparison verification available to all voters.
  • Provisional ballots cast outside a voter's precinct must be counted.
  • Congressional redistricting is done by an independent redistricting commission micromanaged by HR1's provisions.

On top of that, many sections of the legislation demonstrate the increasing federal control of elections. They require federal control of election security, further centralizing election systems standards and numerous new reporting requirements for election officials, including the gathering data on voters' race and ethnicity.

While one could argue some of the security provisions could be a good thing, the ugly truth is that they are only as good as the people and political party which enforces them. The beauty of a Republic–with each state having election autonomy–is that absolute election power is diffused among fifty states.

Republicans in the Senate must take note, unite, and kill this travesty. Not only is democracy at stake with this bill, but freedom itself is on the line. You don’t have to look far to see kind of liberty crushing policies a permanently empowered Democratic left would inflict on speech, individual sovereignty and the right to bear arms.

It will not only be difficult to breathe the fresh air of freedom; If H.R.-1, if it becomes law, is the kind of bill that will suck all the oxygen out of the room.

Creator of #BPN, a conservative political news website, Judd Dunning is political author, pundit, and producer. Judd's has collaboratively hosted various political entertainment shows over his three-decade political journey from liberal to conservative activist. He recently published his latest book "13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT To Be A Liberal: And How to Enlighten Others,” via Humanix. Read Judd Dunning's Reports More Here.

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Just as masks mandates dropped in more than sixteen states and some Americans can breathe again - literally and economically-- Nancy Pelosi introduced a far more politically suffocating bill supposedly "for the people. "Last week, the eighty-year-old hard left Speaker of the...
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Friday, 12 March 2021 10:15 AM
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