Special Opinion to the Mirror by Charles Landis: HR 1, the For the People Act, a reveal of the conceal and steal. A clear and imminent threat.
The 2016 and 2020 presidential elections portend to be the most consequential since the Civil War and indeed since the beginning of the great experiment. Half of the country refuse to accept the result of these elections and believe nefarious forces were responsible. Half of the country embraces the populist movement of Trump. Half of the country sub-scribes to the notional progressivism of identity politics and cancel culture procreated by Biden/Sanders/Warren et al. of left.
Hatred of Trump by Democrats and demand that he be removed from office began the moment he assumed office and has endured both as to Trump and the 75 million who support and identify. It must be understood and recognized that Trump is leading a populist movement, sharing the belief that the elitist Left will relentlessly continue its assault on the values and institutions that made American great and exceptional.
With the election of Biden, and Harris as Vice President deciding majority in the Senate, HR 1 became the quintessential legislative goal of the Socialist Democrat Party. Euphemistically titled the “For The People Act “, the intention is to federalize the election process; a blatant refutation of Art.2 Sec. 1 of the Constitution mandating state legislatures as sole authority in establishing election processes. The Act embraces all the corruption that divides and enabled the Bidenharris election .HR 1 federalizes and micro manages the election process which was decentralized as fundamental since our founding and as has been administered by the states. It takes away the decentralization of the American election process believed necessary by our founders in protecting our liberty and freedom.
Heritage Foundation succinctly concludes “HR 1 would usurp the role of the states, wipe out basic safety protocols, and mandates a set of rules that would severely damage the integrity of elections.” In part, with particularity, same day registration, third party ballot harvesting, and elimination of voter identification and verification as to both in person and write in ballots.
Perhaps, the most concerning dictate of HR 1 is that it reduces the Federal Election Commission to 5 members appointed by the President, 2 Democrats, 2 Republicans, .and 1 independent as determined by sole discretion of the President. Thus, the historical prerogative of state legislatures in deciding rules is usurped and an unelected partisan bureaucracy in Washington mandates. Also, false or misleading statements are forbidden to be published within 50 days of an election. The First amendment is shredded. Imagine a ministry of truth or a truth tsar appointed by Biden and handlers.
It should be noted HR1 was passed in the House without any Republican support and, as with 10 of 12 other resolutions ,there were no hearings. The fate of HR 1 in the Senate is yet to be determined but we know the agenda of the left and the priority of the socialist Democrats. This is why the Democrats want to eliminate the Senate filibuster rule; thus they would be able to pass any legislation by vote of VP Harris. Thus is established a tyranny of the majority. There will be Constitutional challenges and perhaps that will initiate their court packing scheme.