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Joe Biden just appointed Kamala Harris to "protect voting rights." What could go wrong?

Published in Blog on June 04, 2021 by Convention Of States

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In today's example of federal overreach, President Joe Biden just appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to "protect voting rights" in states around the country.

Elections are supposed to be controlled by the states, but Democrats have launched a nationwide campaign to take over that process. Their flagship proposal, H.R. 1, would bring all elections under Washington's control, and as Mark Meckler has pointed out, bring about the death of democracy:

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.

Now Harris will be leading the charge to make H.R. 1 the law of the land.

“Today, I’m asking Vice President Harris to help these efforts, and lead them, among her many other responsibilities,” Biden said during a trip to Tulsa, Okla. “With her leadership and your support, we’re going to overcome again, I promise you, but it’s going to take a hell of a lot of work.”

For her part, Harris is more than happy to take control of our nation's elections.

“In the days and weeks ahead, I will engage the American people, and I will work with voting rights organizations, community organizations, and the private sector to help strengthen and uplift efforts on voting rights nationwide,” the vice president said. “And we will also work with members of Congress to help advance these bills.”

Why does President Biden believe he can simply install Harris into this position? And why does Harris believe she can take the reins? The answer is simple: they both believe the federal government has near unlimited power. 

Under this belief, which has been supported by bad Supreme Court decisions, Washington, D.C., is the final arbiter of all controversies in the United States. If Biden and Harris don't like the fact that some states are bolstering election security, they think they can leverage the awesome power of the federal government to quash dissent. What's more, they believe that a single person, Kamala Harris, should be "in charge" of the entire effort.

This mindset directly contradicts the vision of our Founders. These men wanted a limited federal government and powerful state governments. They wanted power to be dispersed among many individuals, not concentrated in the hands of one person. Ultimately, they wanted We the People to have the power to govern ourselves, not be dictated to by a small, powerful group of people in the central government. 

We can restore our country to the Founders' vision, but we can't do it by repeating the same strategies we've used in the past. We must try something new, and Article V gives us the tool we need to end the constant threat of federal takeover. 

An Article V Convention of States has the power to propose constitutional amendments. These amendments can limit the power, scope, and jurisdiction of the federal government, reversing the last 100 years of judicial activism and restoring the states to their rightful place as drivers of domestic policy.

Once these amendments are proposed by a Convention of States, they must then be ratified by 38 states. This high bar ensures that only the best, most popular amendments will become part of our founding document. It's virtually impossible for 38 states to agree on radical amendments that infringe on civil liberties or Second Amendment rights, as some have claimed. Instead, these amendments will get the federal government out of our daily lives and return power where it belongs: as close to home as possible. 

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