Chalk up another win for Senate Republicans and Mitch McConnell. For the third time this year they sent packing the federal takeover of the American electoral system.
The Democrats are trying to institutionalize their cheating and corruption. But they couldn’t get the 60 votes needed to end the Republican filibuster because McConnell has his troops in line. No doubt all kinds of perks and favors were offered by the Democrats to individual Republican senators to sweeten the deal. But they held firm. If they hadn’t they would be condemning this nation to perpetual Democrat presidents. The Democrats claim Republican actions amount to voter suppression. Nancy Pelosi herself has charged this. If only…
In this writer’s view the franchise has been out of order for some time. As J.S. Mill wrote in 1842, is it an inherent conflict of interest for those who receive unearned government benefits to vote, as they are voting for their personal pocketbook and not the commonweal? We’re not talking about earned benefits like military pensions or benefits.
And why should you have to take a justified test to drive a car when you can vote and know absolutely nothing about American history or the Constitution? The key to bringing back some semblance of logic and representative clarity to the system may be to reform the franchise to make it more responsible than to, as the Democrats feel, dredge the byways for any voter at any time. We should demand quality, not necessarily sheer quantity, in voters and in our electoral system.
FNC: “Senate Republicans blocked debate on sweeping federal voting rights legislation backed by President Biden on Wednesday, in a move likely to renew calls among some Democratic leaders to alter filibuster rules.
The Senate voted 49-51 on whether to take up the “Freedom to Vote Act,” falling far short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, switched his vote to a ‘nay,’ in a procedural move that will allow him to submit the legislation for a re-vote. The result marked the third time this year that Republicans have blocked the legislation, which Democrats have supported in response to the passage of election security overhauls in GOP-led states.”
Democrats’ election takeover bill would eviscerate state voter ID laws, finance THEIR elections with YOUR tax dollars, and force states to let violent felons vote.
They absurdly call it the "Freedom to Vote Act" … It should be called the “Freedom To Cheat Act”!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 19, 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, described the bill as a federal “election takeover scheme.” But Biden said elections are “under unrelenting assault by proponents of the Big Lie and Republican Governors, Secretaries of State, Attorneys-General, and state legislatures across the nation…Senate Democrats have worked hard to ensure this bill includes traditionally bipartisan provisions. But Senate Republicans are likely to block even debate on the bill, as they have before on previous voting rights bills. It’s unconscionable.” No. What is unconscionable and beyond the pale is trying to rig the game into perpetuity until the opposition has no chance of winning.
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