Joe Biden has only been in office for a matter of weeks, and already the narrative in Washington is that Democrats want “unity” with Republicans.
But a new bill that’s at the top of Biden’s agenda suggests otherwise.
If passed into law, this bill could usher in a new era of single-party rule in America.
Shortly after Joe Biden took office on January 20th, the new talking point among most in the establishment media was that Democrats sought “unity” with their defeated Republican adversaries.
Biden himself said at his inauguration that his goal lay in “bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause.”
Almost on cue, major news outlets quickly understood the narrative Biden was crafting and worked to compliment it with their coverage of Biden’s first days in office.
But behind this narrative, lies actual policies and pieces of legislation that Democrats, including Biden, are hoping to pass in the coming months of the new Congress and administration.
This began with Biden signing a series of executive orders within hours of taking office, breaking records that were previously set by former President Barack Obama when he first took office in 2009.
Perhaps even more troubling, Democrats are openly talking about admitting new states to guarantee themselves at least two, if not four, safe Senate seats in a chamber that remained split 50-50 after the previous election. These calls are also accompanied by demands to abolish the filibuster, which gives the minority party at least a partial check on any radical legislation proposed in the Senate.
In the House, Democrats are also calling for the outright expulsion of Republicans who voted to challenge electoral votes when Congress formally certified the 2020 election on January 6th, despite the fact that virtually every Republican who did so represents districts that overwhelmingly voted for President Trump and likely supported the electoral college objections.
As professor Jonathan Turley writes in a recent op-ed in The Hill about these demands from Democrats, “Such reckless rhetoric and actions show that leaders in Congress are seeking to capitalize on our divisions, not to heal them.”
But as worrying as some of these demands are, the true measure of how hollow Democrats’ call for “unity” ring lies in the legislation the party is planning on pushing through Congress this year.
In the House, Democrats under the guidance of Nancy Pelosi have brought back a major “election reform” bill that failed in the Senate last year. That bill, known as HR1, could deal a crippling blow to the Republican Party and potentially usher in a generation or more of Democratic control of the Federal government.
As the name suggests, HR1 was the first bill Democrats introduced at the start of the last Congress, illustrating how much of a priority this “election reform” legislation is.
Far from reforming America’s elections however, HR1 would corrupt them in a way never before seen, by providing a complete Federal takeover of elections in the country, and giving Congress “ultimate supervisory power” over all Federal elections.
Under HR1, ballot harvesting and near-unlimited early and mail-in voting would both be legalized nationwide. The bill would also repeal all state voter ID laws, signature-matching laws, and other laws that ensure fair elections and minimize voter fraud.
Many of the measures Democrats seek to impose on the country through HR1 are already law in California, a deep blue state with overwhelming Democratic majorities at virtually every level of government.
In describing the damage this would do to all Federal elections across the country, former Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline writes, “Nothing in this legislation could plausibly be interpreted as a means of restoring public confidence in our elections — but the reforms establish a clear roadmap to one-party rule. This is especially so when you consider the new proposals for the war on “domestic terror” aimed directly at the free expression of American citizens.”
“The way to create one-party rule is to control information and control the way a nation selects its leaders. The political left has joined with Big Tech and government careerists in aggressively trying to do both.” concludes Kline.
Democrats have the votes to pass HR1 once again in the House. And with Joe Biden likely to sign the bill into law, the only major obstacle lies in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats face the prospect of a Republican filibuster unless they work to scrap the filibuster altogether.