WASHINGTON. US Representative John Sarbanes (D-Md) claims the House Democrats’ Election Reform Bill (H.R. 1) is designed to strengthen our “democracy.” It might be better if Sarbanes came up with something to strengthen our republic. Sarbanes, like his boss, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi willfully misunderstands this distinction. That’s because the intent of H.R. 1 is to replace our Constitutional republic with a Socialist Democracy. In effect, a one-party state. Pelosi, Sarbanes, and their party are spreading their false ideas to the electorate, much like the legendary Typhoid Mary spread that dread disease through an innocent and unknowing populace in another era.
According to the CIA world FactBook, “a Federal republic [is] a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives…” (emphasis added.) That’s very different from what Pelosi and Sarbanes are preaching. Tragically, it seems a majority of today’s American voters don’t understand this important distinction.
Petulant Pelosi and the spread of a “socialist democracy.” Our new Typhoid Mary?
Over a hundred years ago, Typhoid Mary earned her famous name by virtue of being a carrier of the Salmonella typhi bacteria. Mary herself was never ill from the disease. However, she spread it everywhere she went. She was considered ground-zero in the spread of Typhoid Fever throughout Oyster Bay, NY and beyond.
Like Typhoid Mary, Nancy Pelosi and today’s Democrat Party leadership is attempting to spread the infection of socialist-democracy throughout the republic our Founding Fathers created. It would be hard to find a representative group that feels their Congressional representatives actually protects the betterment of their society.
Pelosi has allowed her district, San Francisco, to deteriorate. Thomas Fuller author of What San Francisco Says About America (2016) describes that city’s descent into socialist democracy with pinpoint accuracy.
“During all my years in Asia I constantly grappled with the perniciousness of poverty. Yet somehow I was unprepared for the scale and severity of homelessness in San Francisco.
“The juxtaposition of the silent whir of sleek Tesla electric vehicles, with the outbursts of the mentally ill on the sidewalks. Destitution clashing with high technology. Well-dressed tourists sharing the pavement with vaguely human forms inside cardboard boxes.” – Thomas Fuller – NYT
Democrats unveil their For the People Act: Socialist democracy in action
Sarbanes’ Election Reform bill, which is known as H.R. 1, or the For the People Act, allegedly intends to create a more responsive and representative government by making it easier for voters to cast a ballot. So he and the Democrats say.
If enacted, this legislation would make it harder for lawmakers to gerrymander, or establish politically advantageous districts, that elevate one party over another. H.R. 1 also defines how campaigns may be funded, will allegedly bolster election security and somehow make the Federal government more ethical.
Sarbanes says H.R. 1 will “strengthen our democracy and return political power to the people by making it easier, not harder, to vote, ending the dominance of big money in our politics and ensuring that public officials actually serve the public.”
Let’s see those candidates’ Tax Returns
Under Nancy Pelosi, short-sighted Democrats, currently chomping at the bit to pore over President Donald Trump’s tax returns, want to get a jump on their the so-called “reform measures” in their bill. H.R. 1, of course, includes the mandatory public release of income tax returns by political candidates.
Every presidential candidate would be required to disclose 10 years’ worth of tax returns under the bill. The president and the vice president would be required to conduct themselves as if the executive branch’s conflict of interest regulations also apply to them. Presidential appointees would be required to recuse themselves from any decision in which a party is either the president, the president’s spouse or any entity in which the president or his or her spouse has an interest. This is sure to encourage the best and most professional candidates to run in national elections.
Online voting: What could go wrong with that?
The Democrats’ reform package, their first bill in the new Congress, additionally includes “major voting rights reforms” alongside so-called campaign finance and ethics reforms. The bill will include legislative language mandating automatic voter registration nationwide. The proposed legislation also aims to prevent overly broad voter purges and promote overly permissive online- and early-voting opportunities. In other words, it would make illegal or criminal voting the law of the land.
If this bill becomes law, it would also support reauthorizing the outdated Voting Rights Act. This would include a statement of alleged facts that involves inserting present-day examples of voter suppression into the Congressional Record.
Unmasking large donors and Federally subsidizing small donors
Under the Sarbanes bill, the government will tax citizens to provide payments to people to vote. The bill creates a public financing system for House elections that provides $6 in public funds for every $1 a candidate raises from donations up to $200. Participants in this voluntary public financing system would also be prevented from raising money from large donors. The bill also creates a small-donor matching system for presidential elections.
Another provision supports elevating Washington D.C. to statehood, including two senators. Given that the nation’s capital city is an overwhelmingly Democrat enclave due to the presence of the government’s largely left-wing bureaucracy, that would provide Democrats with an extra margin of safety for the permanent Democrat majority this bill intends to establish
One problem: Only a constitutional amendment, ratified by two-thirds of the states, can alter the current status of the District of Columbia.
Pure democracy vs. the Constitution’s intended Federal Republic
The Election Reform Bill is designed to strengthen our democracy, according to the bill’s sponsor, John Sarbanes (D-Md). However, it might be a better idea for Congress to come up with something to improve our republic?
Our founding fathers did not create a pure democracy. That is a term that politicians and pundits alike habitually abuse and misuse when discussion American “democracy.” What the Founding Fathers actually established is republic in which elected representatives gather in Washington to manage the nation’s government with the “consent of the governed.” In other words, our President, Senators and Representatives serve as stand-ins for We the People. That’s “Representative Democracy.” Benjamin Franklin, following the Constitution Convention, infamously informed one woman that “We’ve formed a republic. If you can keep it.”
Nancy Pelosi Democracy is the legislative equivalent of Typhoid Mary
As earlier noted, Petulant Pelosi is the current ringleader of the new House majority. Just as Typhoid Mary spread typhoid fever wherever she went, Pelosi spreads the unconstitutional notion of pure democracy, now redefined as social-democracy, wherever she can. Unfortunately, we cannot isolate from the public to halt the spread of this anti-constitutional disease, as we did with Mary to prevent the spread of a biological disease.
It is a fact in the US Constitution. The United States of America is a Constitutional Federal Republic, or a federation of states that function together on a national level as a Representative Democracy. This government structure means that the people elect representatives trusting they will work on their behalf. It was long understood that the people’s representatives in Washington would vote as their constituents would want them to vote.
The USA is not a direct democracy. This is a falsehood spread by Nancy Pelosi’s ironically anti-democratic forces that want to make it so. If America were a direct democracy, we the people, ourselves, would vote on our governing laws.
We would not entrust these decisions to an electorate.
Using “democracy” to cancel democracy
H.R. 1 would have this otherwise. It would, in effect, create a sort of direct democracy that would look a lot like our current representative democracy. It would still cut the people out of the loop. But it would do so by only allowing the people to vote for one party. The Democrats. That outcome is neither a democracy nor a republic. It more closely resembles the decline and fall of Venezuela in our own times.
The sadness in this moronic bill is that Nancy Pelosi will still stand before the cameras.
Next, she will incoherently blather about how this bill will “empower ordinary Americans.”
The Republican-dominated Senate and President Trump are likely to stop H.R. 1’s socialist express this time around. But the Democrats are still working hard behind the scenes to empower illegal aliens, ghost voters, and phony voter rolls. That’s all part of their relentless effort to illegally force a false “Democratic-Socialist” majority on our republic. The aim is to overturn that republic, just as Marxist radicals often do once they’ve taken over the reins of power.
— Headline image: Photo by Gage Skidmore, https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/