We’ve been here before.
After much hype and fervent opposition, the media has declared the Legalized Election Theft bill, H.R. 1/S. 1, to be dead.
I don’t know about you, but I am not fooled.
Think back to the early days of Campaign for Liberty and the fight against “Obamacare.”
We were all assured by then-Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) that he was a “NO” vote, and the bill was, in effect, dead.
Obamacare was seen as a disaster in the making, and opponents started to feel confident they had won . . . but then something changed on May 17th of 2010 after Kucinich took a trip with President Obama on Air Force One. According to the Huffington Post:
After an intense White House lobbying effort, Dennis Kucinich announced on Wednesday morning that he has decided to vote for health care reform when it comes before the House in the next few days, reversing his previous position and giving a boost to President Obama, congressional leaders and the reform effort.“In the past week it’s become clear that the vote on the final health bill will be very close,” Kucinich said at a Capitol Hill news conference. “I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I’m quite aware of the historic fight, which has lasted the last century.
“I have doubts about the bill. This is not the bill I wanted to support,” Kucinich said even as he promised that he would vote “yes” on the proposal.
Now we have Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) who has been a staunch hold out on the most far-left bills (which is nearly all of them) being rammed through Speaker Pelosi’s (D-CA) House and piling up in the Senate.
While it’s been very encouraging that Manchin and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have both been willing to stand in opposition to their own party in the push to get rid of the Senate filibuster rule, it would be very unwise to sit back and relax.
The Legalized Election Theft bill would be very damaging to this country’s elections if passed, but I suspect it will only have a shot to pass the 60-vote threshold in the Senate. . . if the filibuster rule is dismantled.
We cannot let that happen. It would open the door for the entire radical leftist agenda of President Biden and Speaker Pelosi to pass the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris’s tiebreaking vote.
If the filibuster falls, 2021 could end up being the year this Republic truly goes over the cliff.
Just four short years ago, 61 senators (including current Vice President Kamala Harris) signed a letter to Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, opposing the elimination of the filibuster, so to change their minds now just because it suits the current political agenda of the Biden Administration should not be tolerated!
Call your senators at once to demand they leave the filibuster rule untouched.
Capitol switchboard - (202) 224-3121!
There is so much at stake if the filibuster falls.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the pressure to pass H.R. 1/S. 1 become so intense that even Manchin and Sinema eventually fold to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) desire bring in one party rule with S. 1.
But it gets even worse than how elections are conducted.
S.1 is also about controlling speech, which is a new obsession of the left, bolstered by the tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, who are constantly taking down right-of-center content for “thought crimes.”
With S. 1, if the tech giants don’t shut you down for political “wrong think,” the FEC will certainly do it, as they’ll be granted broad new powers to police online speech about candidates for office and even current elected officials!
So why is the left fighting so hard to nationalize elections?
The 2020 election has certainly brought questionable election processes to the forefront, as the election audit continues in Arizona with multiple other states now lining up to conduct similar audits.
Schumer wants this bill done NOW, even if it’s loaded up with horrible and unworkable ideas, but he and his leftist buddies in the Senate know they will struggle to get a simple majority on S.1.
Under current conditions,it will be a tough sell when it’s very likely McConnell will fight tooth and nail to stop this bill based on his public statements.
That could actually open the door for the worst-case scenario where all the pressure then goes to killing the Senate filibuster in the name of “getting things done,” and I’m afraid Manchin and Sinema may lose their will to hold it off anymore.
You and I must drum up more opposition, so I am urging you to call both your senators at once and demand they save the Senate filibuster rule:
U.S. Capitol Switchboard – (202) 224-2131!
2021 has proven to be a very dangerous time in the fight for liberty. Our actions have made a difference, but if we don’t continue to hold the line, all could be lost.