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2015, 08 Mar 21

An Assault on democracy and republicanism


It would be an understatement to describe H.R. 1 as a radical assault on American democracy, federalism, and free speech. It is actually several radical left-wing wish lists stuffed into a single 791-page sausage casing. It would override hundreds of state laws governing the orderly conduct of elections, federalize control of voting and elections to a degree without precedent in American history, end two centuries of state power to draw congressional districts, turn the Federal Elections Commission into a partisan weapon, and massively burden political speech against the government while offering government handouts to congressional campaigns and campus activists. Merely to describe the bill is to damn it, and describing it is a Herculean task in itself.


2015, 08 March 2021

1 Comment

  1. Tuerqas

    Wow, I have read the actual bills of quite a few laws over the years. HR1 is pure lawyer speak. I could not pick out much supporting any of the criticisms above or of the advantages touted on the ole liberal internet. Usually I can see a lot of the loopholes, but I guess that is the advantage of making it 791 pages of crypto-speak.
    I have found that the less comprehensible a bill is, the more likely it is pro-big Government and against the common person.
    This is another Obama-care bill. Them Dems will just have to pass it for us to see what happens to us. The only things I could pick up were that there will be zero communication between states as ‘privacy’ will prohibit sharing of any information, and it sounded like a person’s word will be enough to get a ballot both for early and same day voting.

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