Category: HR 1

Critics Say Dems’ Election Reforms Will Prompt Flood of Constitutional Challenges

Passage of Democrats’ top legislative priority—the massive registration and voting reform package, the ‘For the People Act of 2021’ —will prompt “a rush to the courthouse steps,” according to Jason Snead, Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project. “There are a number of constitutional infirmities and deficiencies that stem from its treatment of presidential and…


For US, Gradual Ruin Is About to Become Sudden

Commentary I am not a particular fan of Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises.”  But there is one exchange between two of the characters, Bill Gorton and Mike Campbell, that has stuck with me. “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” That passage has been running…


Lies That Democrats Tell

Commentary Writing for the website of the UK Guardian newspaper, Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, recently took up the rhetorical cudgels on behalf of H.R. 1, known to its supporters as the For the People Act. To its Republican detractors, H.R.1 is a blatant attempt to remove long-established,…


Video: HR 1: For the People or For the Politicians?—David Keating on How HR 1 Curtails Free Speech

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 1, the Democrats’ sweeping election reform package. While many have focused on how the bill changes voting and voter registration, the bill also has major implications for free speech—which have largely gone unnoticed. Critics of the bill say that the disclosure rules open the door for…


Video: H.R. 1: For the People or For the Politicians?—David Keating on How H.R. 1 Curtails Free Speech

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 1, the Democrats’ sweeping election reform package. While many have focused on how the bill changes voting and voter registration, the bill also has major implications for free speech—which have largely gone unnoticed. Critics of the bill say that the disclosure rules open the door for…


H.R. 1 Would Create Such Chaos We Would Need a Constitutional Amendment to Fix It

Commentary H.R. 1—the bill for federal takeover of elections that just passed the House of Representatives—is a constitutional nightmare. If the Senate approves it, we almost certainly will need a constitutional amendment to clean up the mess. This has happened before: In 1970, we had to enact the 26th Amendment to cure congressionally caused voting…


Saying ‘No’ to the Cancel Culture

Commentary On the left, the tumbrels are rolling again, delivering former icons like Dr. Seuss, Pepe Le Pew, and other enemies of the people to the cultural guillotines for immediate beheading. Their crimes: their decades-old sensibilities are out of touch with those of the seething, humorless and frankly not very bright scolds who currently inhabit…


The Monstrously Bad H.R. 1 Has One Laudable Feature

Commentary Bill H.R. 1 is a monstrous confection of Nancy Pelosi’s to turn America into a one-party state at the federal level; it is almost certainly unconstitutional and is odious in almost every respect. But one point of merit that lurks within it and is either lost or mistakenly opposed is the provision for felons….


Indiana AG Says HR 1 Makes Opportunities for Voter Fraud ‘the Law of the Land’

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said Friday that if the Senate passes—and President Joe Biden signs into law—the For the People Act of 2021, it will upset the delicate electoral balancing act between security and easy access to polls, and cement opportunities for voter fraud. The bill, also called H.R. 1, passed the Democrat-controlled House on…


Key Things You Need to Know About HR 1, the For the People Act of 2021

On Wednesday, Democrats in the House passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, which was introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.). The election reform package, if passed by the Senate, would transfer authority over how elections are administered from states to the federal government, subject private citizens to intimidation and harassment for…