The only thing worse than do-nothing Democrats is Democrats who actually do something - because that's never good news for citizens, the Constitution, or the country.
In this case we're talking about the House Democrats passage of HR1, which would modify federal election law in much the same way an atomic bomb modified downtown Hiroshima. Seriously, the Dems' "For The People Act" should be renamed using an entirely different f-word, because if enacted the "people" will no longer have a real say in electing presidents...only an illusion sloppier and less convincing than the farce we saw in 2020.
It's worth reading this entire article which discusses the most jaw-dropping abuses in the bill, but allow us to give you just a taste:
• HR1 will allow anyone from anywhere to vote, as long as they "affirm" that they're an American citizen. That doesn't mean showing documentation of any kind - it means the person promises that they're telling the truth. Pinky-swears are optional, depending on the state.
• States will not be able to cull voters from voter rolls just because they've moved, died, or live at an address which belongs to a vacant lot.
• "Election Day" will be at least 15 days long (including early voting), and mail-in ballots must be accepted up to 10 days after election day (no postmark? No problem!). Essentially, we'll now have an "Election Month."
• You know those mail-in ballots we just mentioned? They can't be excluded just because they happen to be the wrong size, the wrong shape, not printed like other ballots, and not sent in anything even vaguely like an official envelope.
• People who request a mail-in ballot even once will automatically receive mail-in ballots for the rest of their lives, if not longer.
• People who show up to vote who have no identification, no proof of residence, and have never voted before will still get to vote - and their vote can not be considered "provisional" just because it lacks anything like credibility.
• Anyone 16 or over applying for any government benefits or services will immediately be registered as a voter. Oh sure, 16-year-olds can't vote yet, but it will be handy to have them already in the registration system just in case the law changes 24 hours before the next election.
• In states that require a voter to declare party affiliation to vote, the people who are applying for government benefits (and are therefore subject to instant registration) will have to declare which party they plan to support. No doubt after being made aware that if they happen to pick the wrong party (nudge-nudge, wink-wink) that their benefit application might get "lost in the system."
• This one is amazing for its sheer gall: the government will give individuals $25 vouchers to donate to the federal candidate of their choice, after which the government will amplify the voice and impact of those little people by giving the candidate an additional 600% in matching funds for each contribution.
There's much, much more - but trust us, if HR1 becomes law, no Republican or true Independent will ever win another national election.