Politics

McConnell Holds The Line On Federal Takeover Of All Elections

The man digs in and doesn't yield.

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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.”

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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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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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chacha
chacha
1 month ago

yeah.. awww shad dap… this is such BS… you know it and I know it so why insult our intelligence …

chacha
chacha
1 month ago

oh good…I make my first post and it’s awaiting the approval that I know isn’t coming… bye

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Finally he has backbone

Greenman21
Greenman21
1 month ago

The ProGerrymandering Act – rightly defeated – Thank God !

Uncle Salty
Uncle Salty
1 month ago

Fauci is a DEVIL! With his mona lisa SMIRK – WHat a loser! He will soon be dead and in HELL! We ARE gaining strength American Patriots! Hold the line. Never give up – Never give in!+

Erica Ling
Erica Ling
1 month ago

I believed the 10th Amendment was explicit about control of elections being the prerogative of the individual states. Is this sick regime abrogating States’ rights in time of peace ? Are the states going to permit this ?

Dean
Dean
1 month ago

If dems want a civil war on their hands…
This is the way to stoke it.

We must make it to 2022 and toss these traitors RTFO