Nancy Pelosi has this bill first on her agenda after Congress is done with their unconstitutional harassment of a private citizen by trying to remove him from an office he has already vacated. Chief Justice John Roberts is not presiding as judge – the Supreme Court would probably rule this sham trial unconstitutional 9-0, or at least 6-3.
“For the People” would “expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.”
The title and introduction for this 620 page law sound pretty good. However, …
The first major provision of H.R. 1 would federalize the election laws, abolish state voter ID laws, force states to use same-day voter registration and ballot drop boxes for absentee voting, and make early voting available at least 45 days before election day. All of these make voter fraud easier, as we observed this past election cycle.
Another provision expands the definition of lobbyist to include every American, including citizens who sign petitions or call their elected officials. This would have a chilling effect on free speech and increase harassment, since every donor’s name and address would be published.
This is what single party rule looks like. Last time the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, Congress rammed through Obamacare at the end of the year with a lot of arm-twisting and kickbacks.
What will happen in the next two years until the Republicans have a chance to take back the Senate? H.R. 1 is a foretaste of the bad legislation we can expect.
This is not government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Abraham Lincoln would roll over in his grave. Today is his birthday.
This is government of the Democrats, by the Democrats, and for the Democrats to keep their power.