Representing We the People
One of the perks of being a Citizen of the United States of America is that we live in a Constitutional Republic, one where We the People elect Representatives to speak and act for us - for our benefit, according to our wishes.
Unfortunately, over many decades, those who have been sent to Washington DC have violated the trust that has been placed in their hands.
One current example of not representing what We the People need and want is H.R. 1. This particular bill will substantially loosen election procedures and will not ensure any form of election integrity.
The proponents of the Bill, a piece of legislation that does not ensure only Citizens are voting in our elections, are directly violating their Oath of Office: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
What are they not supporting?
Our Supreme Law of the Land grants the right of citizens of the United States to vote, per Amendments XV, XIX, XXIV and XXVI.
Note the word, citizens.
The right of Citizens...to vote.
Thus, requiring people to prove they are citizens to vote is, to say the least, entirely backed by our U.S. Constitution.
However, those who openly protest Voter ID be presented in order to vote, claim that, somehow, requiring Voter ID is racist and oppressive because it is hard to get, cannot be obtained by those of lesser means, etc., etc.
How stupid do they think Americans are?
Photo ID is required to: open a bank account; purchase or rent a home; purchase or rent a car; travel on an airline; purchase alcohol or cigarettes; apply for welfare or food stamps; apply for a job or unemployment; purchase a prescription; purchase a cell phone; and, much more.
Does that mean that minorities, those people whom H.R. 1 backers claim cannot possibly obtain government issued ID to vote, do not live in a house or apartment, don't drive, don't work, don't ever get prescriptions, do not own a cell phone, etc., etc.
Here is the interesting part...in surveys conducted of American Citizens in 2021 they overwhelmingly would like to see Voter ID:
- A Harvard-Harris poll found 87% believe voters should have to show a valid ID to vote.
- A Monmouth University survey found that 8 out of 10 of those questioned support requiring voter ID (91% of Republicans, 87% of independents, 62% of Democrats).
- Rassmussen Reports surveyed American Citizens about Voter ID. Should voters be required to show photo identification before being allowed to vote? Yes: 69% Blacks, 74% Whites, 82% Other Minorities.
- A CNN poll found nearly 2/3 (64%) of respondents said that requiring voters to provide photo identification before casting a ballot would make elections 'more fair.'
In other words ... We the People want Voter ID. Period.
What can be done?
Patriots must call, write or email their elected representative, regardless of party, and demand that they follow their Oath of Office to ensure that only Citizens vote. Remind them that our U.S. Constitution states Citizens, no one else, have the right to vote. Period.
Demand your representative votes against any legislation that does not require Voter ID.
Yes. You are one voice. You are one vote. But together, We the People are many.
Staying true to our U.S. Constitution is the only path to safeguard freedom and liberty in America for ourselves and our posterity.
Know your rights. Defend your rights. Exercise your rights.
Learning the basics is easy. Pick up a copy (or stream) the award-winning In Search of Liberty Constitution movie. It is a great refresher or educational tool. Following the movie, check out the more in-depth study offered by Building Blocks for Liberty in their three-hour Constitution Boot Camp Streaming Home Edition or consider Constitutional attorney KrisAnne Hall's online Liberty First University.
by Scott D. Welch, Patriot
Direct descendant of 8 Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War
Cousin of Patrick Henry