Fix the Elections or Have Fixed Elections
Author: Steve Huston  
20210329
 

Some of those who have taken an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, thereby preserving this nation and protecting the citizenry thereof, are taking great steps to promote their own interests, destroying what America stands for and the freedoms that define her. While this has been going on for a long time, it can be arguably stated that H.R. 1 is the greatest attack upon the Constitution and the citizens it’s meant to protect in a very long time. If this Congress is successful in passing it, he who sits in the Oval Office has said he will sign it into law, and the Biden administration will continue the promise of former President Obama in “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

The Epoch Times describes H.R. 1 thusly. “The bill spans nearly 800 pages and would impose a number of voting and election changes, such as requiring disclosure of donors to religious and nonprofit advocacy groups…

“…force states to implement a minimum of 15 days of early voting, offer mail-in ballots, facilitate online voter registration, and allow no-excuse absentee balloting.”

Perhaps the greatest misnomer of all time, “For the People Act” (H.R. 1-which passed the House on March 3) has been more accurately called “For the Party Act;” and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose suggests “the Federal Takeover of Elections Act.” Regardless of title, it’s an unconstitutional attempt to federally steal away power delegated to the states. Hans Von Spakovsky writing for the Daily Signal states, “It would not only eliminate basic safety protocols, but mandate new, reckless rules and procedures.”

The Heritage Foundation’s in-depth analysis of H.R. 1 spells out several of these “reckless rules.”  For one, “It would implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election and go even further in eroding and eliminating basic security protocols that states have in place. The bill would interfere with the ability of states and their citizens to determine the qualifications and eligibility of voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the fairness and integrity of elections, to participate and speak freely in the political process…”

This is an agenda-driven bill to keep Democrats in power while they continue to drive us into the grave of communism, thereby ensuring the passing of their many bills that gain further control over our lives. This isn’t about two parties; it’s truly about good and evil, freedom and enslavement, prosperity and poverty, and God as God or man as god.

In a recent interview with Frank Gaffney, Kevin Freeman spoke into this agenda-ridden bill, tying it to communism: “Look at Venezuela. Kelly Shackleford [attorney with First Liberty] has pointed out, ‘One of the first things Hugo Chavez did when he got in power is he changed election laws and the way the elections took place. And the second thing is he started to pack the courts.’ Venezuela is a textbook example of what we hear from the Democratic Party in mainstream. This is what we want to do. We want to change the election laws and they’ve discussed packing the courts.”

Frank Gaffney added: “Venezuela also is featured, of course, in connection with reported use that Hugo Chavez made of some machines for the purpose of assuring victory in elections. We are told that some of that technology and software has been exported, including into the United States. These are things that really require the most rigorous investigation and I’m fearful that if this legislation were to be adopted not only won’t that investigation be performed but we’ll see these kinds of practices made permanent features, to the great detriment of our country.”

Let’s look at two more points from Heritage to further show the bent toward communism in H.R. 1.

It seeks to weaponize the IRS against any who disagree with the State. “H.R. 1 would permit the IRS to investigate and consider the political and policy positions of nonprofit organizations before granting tax-exempt status, thus enabling IRS officials to target organizations engaging in First Amendment activity with disfavored views.” Remember, nothing stays static; how long before they are allowed to investigate you?

Nothing screams communism like telling people they cannot question the State.“The bill would prohibit the filing of any lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of H.R. 1 anywhere except in the District Court for the District of Columbia and would allow the court to order all plaintiffs and intervenors, regardless of their number (such as all 50 states), ‘to file joint papers or to be represented by a single attorney at oral argument,’ severely limiting the legal representation and due process rights of challengers.” So, with H.R. 1 they’re telling the governed, we will take away your rights, both constitutionally ordained and God-given, and there’s little you can do about it.

With the many destructive executive orders coming out of the White House and unconstitutional bills being introduced within the halls of Congress and a seemingly feckless judiciary, it would seem that we are not only witnessing the fundamental transforming of America but the destruction of our beloved country as well. Some would call it long overdue judgment from a holy God; others look away from the seat of government, with anticipation, to what they see as grassroots revival.

If America is under judgment, like Israel of old, we will pay; but even in judgment, God shows His mercy and grace, drawing people back to Him in repentance. Hard times often draw our eyes to something greater than ourselves. If this is what is necessary for our eternal good and God’s glory, may it be so.


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