Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is a steady limited government constitutional conservative, so when
he said, “I think I disagree with every single word in H.R. 1, including the words ‘but,’ ‘and,’ and ‘the,’” during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” conservatives should take notice.
But Senator Lee wasn’t done, when pressed further for his thoughts on H.R.1, the misnamed “For The People Act,” Lee said “Everything about this bill is rotten to the core. This is a bill as if written in hell by the devil himself,” he continued, saying he thinks the bill, if signed into law, would amount to an overreach by the federal government and take away “all sorts of decisions” away from states.
As Aris Foley reported in an article for The Hill, Sen. Lee suggested he thinks that H.R. 1, which awaits consideration in the Senate, is “apparently in an effort to ensure an institutional, revolutionary, Democratic party of sorts.”
“One that can remain in power for many decades to come. It does this by taking away these decisions. Elections in America has always been conducted at the state and local level. They are completely flipping that principle on its head, so that these things can all be micromanaged from Washington,” he continued before observing the measure is unconstitutional.
And just to make things perfectly clear Sen. Lee concluded by saying, “That’s wrong. It’s really wrong. It’s bad policy.”
H.R. 1 requires states to enact online, automatic, and same-day voter registration and to give voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, and does away with voter ID laws by allowing voters to sign sworn affidavits instead of showing an ID.
The bill also requires all states to hold 15 days of early voting as well as no-excuse mail voting while offering online ballot tracking and prepaid postage, and the option for voters to return their ballots at drop boxes.
H.R.1 requires prepaid postage on ballots, but also allows the oft abused Zuckerberg-funded ballot drop boxes that have left over 400,000 Georgia ballots with no chain of custody almost five months after the election.
And then there’s the $600,000 per Democrat Congressman bonus that is in the bill, which as we explained in our article “Stop The Democrats’ $600,000 Per Congressman Pay Raise” allows Members Congress, led by Democrats Schumer and Pelosi, to draw a SECOND SALARY worth as much as $600,000 per year. This in addition to their current salary of $174,000 per year, plus expenses.
HR 1 will let political candidates and their family members take home taxpayer-funded salaries that could be FAR LARGER than the $1,400 checks COVID victims will get. Just as outrageous, this comes on top of the generous taxpayer-funded paychecks and perks lawmakers already give themselves!
This new rule would also be in addition to the current system of legalized corruption that allowed Democrats Rep. Ilhan Omar to pay nearly $2.8 million to her husband’s political consultancy firm in just two years and Rep. Maxine Waters to pay her family over $1.1 million for campaign work.
Senator Lee was certainly right about HR1 being corrupt to the core, but we do have one slight disagreement with him that is admittedly more theological than public policy.
While the Bible refers to the Devil in masculine terms, it is clear the Devil who wrote HR1 is female in the person of Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Hell that spawned it is the sulfurous confines of the Speaker’s Suite in the Capitol.
Putting the theological debate over the Devil’s sex aside, we have three ways you can help stop this bill written in hell by the devil himself or herself: First, review Kevin Freeman’s Battle Plan at his Economic War Room and then watch and share his incredible video indictment of H.R. 1. Second, go to Every Legal Vote’s Freeroots campaign and use the easy-to-use online tools to demand your Senators oppose H.R. 1. Finally, call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), to politely, but firmly, urge your Senators to oppose H.R. 1.
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