If you were holding out hope that the Democratic majority in the House was serious when leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California pledged to do the peopleâ€™s work, weâ€™ve got some bad news for you.
Itâ€™s going to be a long two years. But hopefully, at the end of it, Democrats will have shown enough Americans just why they cannot â€” and should never again â€” be in charge.
As the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border worsens and the agencies charged with defending it against illegal immigrants are not being paid, thanks to Democratic refusal to work with POTUS Trump on a solution to reopen shuttered government agencies, the party of the donkey is more concerned with enshrining voter fraud into law.
PJ Mediaâ€™sÂ Tyler Oâ€™Neil reports:
As Democrats took the majority in the House of Representatives last week, they wasted no time in drafting legislation to remake the U.S. Constitution, shifting the rules in their favor. One bill wouldÂ abolish the Electoral College.Â Another would make voter registration automatic, repeal voter ID laws, drastically limit free speech in politics, and create a system where the government funds particular candidates â€”Â all in one bill!
These measures are being sold by Democrats to voters as â€˜good government,â€™ â€˜important to the defense of our democracy,â€™ â€˜fundamentally fairâ€™ â€” and other nonsense. But in fact, each of them tears further at the fabric of our society and would destroy foundational principles our founders enshrined to us for their posterity.
Already the regressive Left (because reimposing tyranny isnâ€™t progressive) has made inroads into establishing state-level balloting systems devoid of legitimate oversight. Whenever states have made serious efforts to clean up voter registration rolls, for example, or prove who they are and that they are indeed eligible to vote, the Democrat LeftÂ has found ways to block them.
As for the Electoral College, this stems from Democratsâ€™ refusal to accept the results of elections that their presidential nominees lose. Because George W. Bush andÂ Donald J. TrumpÂ won a majority of electoral votes â€” which is how our presidents are chosen â€” instead of an overall majority of votes (which our founders patently rejected), they want to rig the system they believe will be in their favor and get rid of what they see as a roadblock to power.Â
Recently, one long-serving but now retired Democratic lawmaker, John Dingell from Michigan, actuallyÂ proposed eliminating the SenateÂ altogether.Â
â€œToday, in a nation of more than 325 million and 37 additional states, not only is that structure antiquated, itâ€™s downright dangerous. California has almost 40 million people, while the 20 smallest states have aÂ combinedÂ population totaling less than that. Yet because of an 18th-century political deal, those 20 states have 40 senators, while California has just two,â€ Dingell continued. â€œThese sparsely populated, usually conservative states can block legislation supported by a majority of the American people. Thatâ€™s just plain crazy.â€
He, too, attacked the Electoral College, noting that he voted in 1969 to amend the Constitution to abolish it â€” even though our founders feared selecting presidents by popular vote specifically because a few large population centers would be able to do so, thus alienating a sizable plurality and setting the stage for unrest.
If anything, Congress should be favoring legislation and amendments that restore our founding constitutional principles, not tearing them asunder.Â
Mind you, none of these pieces of legislation the new Democratic House majority wants to be implemented are going to become the law of the land â€” yet.
However, what these bills tell us is that should the day come when DemocratsÂ areÂ in charge again, these are the substantive changes they plan to make to our founding form of government.
If you think our politics are chaotic and divisive now, just wait and see what happens then.Â — J. D. Heyes
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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