by Joseph DeMaio, ©2021
(Apr. 4, 2021) — Let us cut to the chase: the goal of the Democrats under either and/or both H.R. 1 and S. 1 – both woefully, but intentionally mislabeled by their Democrat creators as the “For the People Act of 2021” –, is not expanded voting opportunities for “people” or resistance to purported voter “suppression,” a buzzword of diminishing value. Instead, the goal is an expanded volume of secret (i.e., anonymous, fingerprint-free) ballots submitted for counting. As one-time Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin noted: “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
Under H.R. 1 or S. 1, it will not matter whether a voter shows positive identification or an address or proof of citizenship or a valid voter registration. What will matter is that the ballots which actually get submitted for counting (a) aggregate more votes for the Democrat than for the Republican (or anyone else) and (b) do not exceed in total the number of registered voters (citizenship aside) present in the United States. That latter anomaly, sometimes present in third-world dictatorships – and Philadelphia… – could be a red flag of fraud. With no positive I.D. requirements (a self-serving “declaration” instead…, really…?), unmonitored ballot “drop-boxes,” universal “person” registration, virtually unregulated mail-in ballots…, etc., etc., etc., what could possibly go wrong with the H.R.1 and S. 1 “reform” protocols?
One answer: read the Jimmy Carter – James Baker 2005 document “Building Confidence in U.S. Elections: Report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform” and consider what it has to recommend and say about “no-positive I.D.” registrations and mail-in ballots, at 47. H.R. 1 and S. 1 discard in toto (not referring to Dorothy’s little dog those recommendations).
Efforts by the states to prevent those species of election fraud, as recently done in Georgia and seen by the Democrats as a threat to their historical modus operandi, will be preempted and forbidden. And, by the way, the only thing being suppressed by the Georgia law just passed is the potential for more election and voter fraud.
Why else, Virginia, do you think high-profile Democrats like Al Sharpton and Congressman James Clyburn, among others, are going to such lengths to badger and threaten Senators Manchin and Sinema to fall in line and kill the filibuster, as discussed here and here? The goal of the threats and badgering, of course, is to pave the way for the ramming of H.R. 1 and/or S. 1 through the Congress on a 51-50 vote so that one or the other (or a “compromise” bill) can be sent to the Goofball-in-Chief’s desk for signing into law. Rocket science, this is not.
In summary, the Democrats could care less about actual, real people voting as long as at the end of the day – or into the wee hours of the night…, – the volume of ballots run through the counting machines totals more for the Democrat candidate than for the Republican candidate. Recall what Stalin said. And that, Virginia, is the sum and substance of H.R. 1 and S. 1. Full stop.
Soooo, in conclusion, if they are to remain true to their oaths of office to uphold the Constitution and value their patriotism for the Republic over their party affiliation, Senators Manchin and Sinema should, as they say, “hang tough” in their opposition to the elimination of the filibuster. Your faithful servant channeled Washington, Hamilton, Adams, Franklin and Jay last night…, and they agreed: hanging tough is sorely needed at this point in time.
Oh, and the channeling of Ronald Reagan early this morning confirmed that he thinks they should switch parties too, as he did.