How much more of this incessant wailing from democrats about their “Voting Rights Bill” are we supposed to endure? Seriously, whenever I hear Schumer and other democrats try to make the case about voter suppression, I can’t help but think about the first law of propaganda – “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.” That phrase, or a rendition of it, has been attributed to various people including Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels. But regardless of who coined the phrase, the fact is that it works! Madison Avenue has been doing something similar for years – the ad industry knows that repetition is the key to making something stick in the human mind.
But whenever I hear a liberal talk about voter suppression, my reply is always the same, “Where’s your hard evidence?” With no hard facts to support their contention they all mirror standard liberal lines such as, “…You’ve got these six- or seven-hour waits in line in black communities, and 20 minutes in white communities.” So, how should a clear-thinking individual respond?
Reminding a liberal that such instances have historically be concentrated in democrat run jurisdictions will get you nowhere – the only way to respond is to ask if they’ve done a side-by-side comparison of their “voting rights bil” with say, the new Georgia voting law. If they have not (and I’ll guarantee they haven’t) then the discussion is over because the reality is, the new Georgia voter law makes it easier for blacks to vote than the voting laws in such liberal bastions as New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
The democrat bill isn’t about voting rights, rather it’s about voting rules. Rules that are currently decided by the individual states. Common sense dictates that deciding on how many drop boxes per square mile in any given jurisdiction is more effectively addressed by the states, not the federal government.
The citizens of Fairbanks Alaska, Selma Alabama and Staten Island New York already have identical voting rights thanks to the 13th, 14th, 15th Amendments, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But Fairbanks, Selma and Staten Island are very different places sociologically, politically, demographically, and geographically. While a congressional district in Alaska may encompass thousands of square miles, a congressional district in New York may encompass a single Burrough, so how much sense does it make for someone in Washington to decide that drop boxes must be placed every X number of blocks whether in Staten Island or Fairbanks?
The Framers founded a republic, not a democracy; and thank God they did because federalism has been responsible for this nation’s greatness. The democrats love to talk about democracy, but as James Bovard presciently told us, “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and lamb voting on what’s for dinner.”
I tire of the canard that the reason we must pass this bill is to provide fairness to all Americans, which in political-speak, means “let’s pander to our number one constituency—blacks.” And truth be known, I doubt if even the democrats believe their own nonsense. If the Democrat Party was truly interested in the welfare of the black community the congressional black caucus would join with and encourage black leaders to address what are perhaps the two most significant issues facing black America, to wit: Six percent of the population, i.e., black males, commit nearly 50% of all the homicides in the U.S., and seventy percent of black children in America are born into single parent homes.
Whenever I hear or read that a person needs a valid ID to board a plane, buy a car or get a library card and therefore should have one to vote, I could not agree more. But I also know that argument doesn’t resonate with the left for one simple reason – they don’t want it to! The left isn’t interested in facts, logic, or the welfare of the black community because if they were, they would begin by redressing the only real systemic racism that exists in this country – our public school system, where blacks continue to have lower SAT scores and lowest high school graduation rates of any demographic in the country.
The 2020 election provided a winning formula for the Democrat Party – suspend existing voting rules & regulations due to COVID, loosen or reject requirements for valid ID, then collect the votes via ballot harvesting. Meanwhile, could Chuck Schumer have been any more transparent by forcing a vote on the matter? C’mon, he knew it wouldn’t pass due to the filibuster, but he was determined to tell the American people that if the republicans won’t pass a “voting rights” bill, then the results of the November mid-terms will be illegitimate. I guess we’ll have to wait and see who actually believes this nonsense.
Quote of the day: “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes defining the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.”– Albert Einstein