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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Are Congressional Democrats Stupid or Liars?

            President Joe Biden commemorated his first year in office by giving a two-hour press conference. I did not watch the presser due to the fact that watching Biden speak is painful. The Democrat Party committed elder abuse by running him for president, and Democrats continue to abuse this elderly, senile man.

            In addition to the old, senile man acting as President, Democrats in Congress continue to damage America. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was determined to force a vote on nationalizing election laws, but the Senators voted 52-48 against it – thanks to the two Democrat Senators who have not drunk the punch of socialism.

The same two Democrat Senators stopped the Democrats from tossing the filibuster rule in the Senate, meaning that sixty votes are required from the one hundred Senators to end debate and proceed to a vote on legislation. Democrats in the Senate tried to force Democrat rule on Americans but failed.

Now Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are claiming that Republicans are suppressing voters. Fred Lucas explained what is happening. 

Democrats sought to change the Senate rules to pass the Freedom to Vote Act, a scaled-down version of a bill known as HR 1. The legislation would create national laws for automatic voter registration, universal mail-in voting, new redistricting laws, and campaign finance laws.

A companion bill in the Senate, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, would increase the federal government’s veto power over many changes to state election laws. Here’s a look at three claims made during the hearing held by the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights, and civil liberties.

1. Conflating Two Laws

At several points, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., seemed to try to conflate an existing law, in place since 1965, with a legislative proposal that never has passed the Senate.

“It’s impossible to think of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 without thinking of our colleague John Lewis,” Cohen said of the famed civil rights leader-turned-congressman from Georgia, who died in 2020.

The 1965 Voting Rights Act prevents states from discriminating in elections on the basis of race….

Cohen later noted that Dirksen “and all of the Republicans did then, when it was still the party of Lincoln.”

The Tennessee Democrat’s implication was that Republicans have reversed their stance on the Voting Rights Act.

However, in 2006, the law was renewed with unanimous support in the Republican-controlled Senate and near unanimous support in the Republican-controlled House. No lawmaker has proposed repealing the 1965 law.

2. Georgia’s ID Requirements

Testifying at the hearing, Helen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, cast Georgia’s new election law in an ominous light.

“They are making it more difficult for people to exercise their right to vote by mail. They are requiring photo ID be submitted with [voters’] absentee ballot application,” Butler told the House panel….

The Georgia law actually allows a voter to provide a driver’s license number or the last four digits of his Social Security number as a stand-in for photo identification.

Specifically, the law says:

If the elector does not have a Georgia driver’s license or state identification card issued pursuant to Article 5 of Chapter 5 of Title 40, the elector shall so affirm in the space provided on the outer oath envelope and print the last four digits of his or her Social Security number in the space provided on the outer oath envelope.

3. Texas Continues to ‘Silence’ Minority Voters

Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, ripped into her own state at the hearing. The Texas Legislature last year passed an election reform bill that Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, signed into law.

“States like my home state of Texas are imposing laws that are already limiting that sacred right” to vote, Garcia told the House subcommittee. “Texas and many other states continue to pass laws to suppress, silence, and dilute minority voters, especially Latinos. We cannot let this stand. We must take action.”

The Georgia Democrat went on to say: “Suppression is alive and well in Texas, whether or not you want to admit it.”

In fact, the new Texas election law extended voter ID requirements to absentee ballots. It provides that the Texas secretary of state’s office will use Texas Department of Motor Vehicles records and jury selection information to verify a registered voter’s citizenship, whether he is still alive, or if he has moved out of the jurisdiction.

The Texas law also says that election observers “may not be denied free movement where election activity is occurring,” but that observers may be ejected if they “commit a breach of the peace or a violation of law.”

Rep. Steve Cohen, Helen Butler, or Rep. Sylvia Garcia either lack enough intelligence to know what the laws actually say, or they are lying. In either case, the Democrat Party would be acting in its own interest to replace them. Liars can be cured by being forced to accept the consequences of their lying. There is no fix for stupidity.


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