On September 21, 2022 the House voted on the Presidential Election Reform Act. Basically, it plugs many of the loopholes that Donald Trump tried to exploit to overturn the free and fair election he lost in 2020. The vote was 229 in favor, 203 opposed and one not voting. Nine Republicans joined all 220 Democrats who voted in voting for the resolution. The nine Republicans who also voted for democracy are all leaving Congress at the end of this term. All 203 of the other Republicans (most of whom are on the 2022 ballot) voted against the resolution and in the process American democracy.
America has a gun problem. If you don’t realize that you are either of extremely limited mental capacity or haven’t been paying attention. If you are also a member of Congress you are a danger to American society and Americans.
One of my pet peeves is hearing people display their political ignorance when they say things along the lines of all politicians and both political parties are the same. In America there is a universe of difference between Democrats and Republicans. One group cares more about the country than their personal political fortune. The other is 180 degrees opposite. I’ll illustrate it below.
There is an old Polish proverb that basically says that what you say when you are drunk; you speak the truth. (I’m not going to try to quote it. I neither read nor write Polish and have a toddler’s speaking vocabulary in it. Typical American – English only.) While I’m confident Joe Biden was sober when he spoke in Warsaw on Saturday, he did speak the truth; a truth that few want to publically admit.
Today I’m approaching the Republicans’ assault on the First Amendment from a different angle. The right to free speech comes with responsibilities and guardrails. The current House GOP caucus either doesn’t understand that and/or is too cowardly to stand up for it (and by extension America). Continue reading No Guardrails