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Biden calls to end the filibuster, federalize all elections in unhinged "voting rights" speech

Published in Blog on January 12, 2022 by Article V Patriot

If you needed any more reason to support the Convention of States movement, President Joe Biden just gave you one.

In a speech the media have described as a "fiery" (but what normal people would call "unhinged"), the president called to end the Senate filibuster and federalize all elections while spouting lie after lie. 

“Today I’m making it clear: To protect our democracy, I support changing the Senate rules, whichever way they need to be changed, to prevent a minority of senators from blocking action on voting rights,” Biden said.

This is a 180-degree turn from his position just last year. In 2005, he declared in a Senate floor speech, which he called "one of the most important" of his career, that doing away with the filibuster would "eviscerate the Senate," "upset the Constitutional design," and do "a disservice to the country."

Now, apparently, the president is more than happy to eviscerate the Senate if it means scoring political points. 

Why is he willing to take such drastic action? Because the Democrats want to pass two pieces of legislation that would federalize elections in all 50 states and remove all decision-making power from state representatives.

The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and Freedom to Vote Act would would federalize elections in the United States by establishing a laundry list of requirements for states on voter registration, mail-in balloting, early voting, voter roll maintenance, and more.

The latter act is an updated version of H.R. 1, which Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler has called the "Death of Democracy Act."

It’s not hyperbole to say that the bill represents a complete federal takeover of the state election process and a usurpation of the states’ most basic constitutional responsibilities. In fact, the better title for H.R. 1 should be the "Death of Democracy Act."

If you cut through the jargon and legalese, the Death of Democracy Act would mandate mail-in balloting in all states, strip voter ID laws in 35 states, remove the ability for states to manage their own voting rolls, and register non-citizens to vote.

Not stopping there, the bill would create a commission of unelected federal officials called the "Commission to Protect Democrat Institutions." If that title reminds you of old-fashioned Communist speak you’d be right, the commission will have the power require judges to testify regarding the rulings they issue.

In the face of these two disastrous policy priorities -- ending the filibuster and federalizing elections --, Biden had the audacity to challenge senators to decide "where they stand."

"Every senator—Democrat, Republican, and independent—will have to declare where they stand, not just for the moment, but for the ages," he said. "Will you stand against voter suppression? Yes or no? … Will you stand against election subversion? Yes or no? Will you stand for democracy? Yes or no?"

We know where the American people are standing. Not with federal politicians of any political party, but with a Convention of States.

An Article V Convention of States is the only solution powerful enough to bypass Biden and the corrupt Congress and build a real, permanent firewall against federal overreach.

A Convention of States has the power to propose constitutional amendments that significantly and permanently limit federal power. These amendments can restrict federal jurisdiction to only those topics expressly mentioned in the Constitution, re-empower the states to manage their own elections, and restrict the issues on which Congress can spend money.

With this complete package of amendments in place, the filibuster will be far less important. The Senate won't have the power to change our country with a single bill, and the states will have real recourse when Congress passes bad legislation. 

Biden proves once again that we can't trust Washington to fix our nation's problems. We must look to the people and the states, and their most powerful tool is an Article V Convention of States.

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