‘Be careful what you ask for’

| 12 Jul 2021 | 02:37

    The letter to the editor titled “I can no longer be neutral” requires some fact checking and deeper investigation.

    I would hope that when people write letters to a community paper they check their facts before submitting them and not just repeat political talking points and propaganda by a political party.

    The writer’s objection to the Senate filibuster requiring 60 votes to pass legislation is based on its use in defeating the bill to form a commission to investigate the January 6th alleged “insurrection” and against the inappropriately named “For the People Act” is based on misinformation and lies.

    First, the bill to investigate an “insurrection” is purely political gamesmanship by the Democratic majority to keep that issue in the news through the next election cycle and simply seeks to maintain the hatred and division they need to keep going to try and further their own political aims.

    The notion that it would be bi-partisan is laughable.

    Even more of a lie is the “For the People Act.” It should be named “For the permanent Democratic Majority Act.”

    That bill is the most dangerous threat to our republic (we have a republic in this country, not a democracy) in over 100 years. It pretends to protect the right to vote and yet what it really does is keep laws from being passed to validate legitimate votes through ID requirements and curb abuses of absentee ballot usage.

    It is purely a tool of the Democratic party to squash any attempt to stop cheating and has nothing to do with protecting voting rights for anyone.

    Every other country holding free elections in the world requires some form of voter identification and ballot verification. Why is it only here in the U.S. this becomes a “voter rights “issue?

    The fact that neither bill has any meaningful support from the minority should tell you all you need to know about their true nature. Anyone who believes that either of these bills is anything more than a Democratic political ploy is naïve.

    I, for one, I am glad that the 60-vote requirement in the Senate exists and has done its job against these clearly political bills.

    For those of you who think the filibuster should be removed, be careful what you ask for because once it’s gone it’s gone for good. Then think about when your party is not in the majority and where you will be left then.

    John Brozowski