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AMAC Statement on The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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AMAC – the Association of Mature American Citizens, comprised of 2.3 million American citizens 50 years of age and older, strongly opposes enactment of the recently introduced H.R. 4, the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”

This is an inherently more atrocious and dangerous proposal than S.1, the fraudulently entitled “For the People Act.” This rendition of H.R. 4 also proffers a federal takeover of all elections in the United States – federal, state, local, and other special elections – but, in this instance, uses the “preclearance” processes of the Voting Rights Act amendments to federal civil rights law. 

This means the federal government would have control over all 50 states’ elections and the power to stop every state from adopting certain voting provisions, like voter ID and how voting rolls are maintained. Every state’s new voting provision could be overruled by the federal government once enough special interest groups sue them to trigger a “preclearance.” H.R. 4 opens the door wide for left-wing groups to target specific states for political reasons and sue them to manipulate their voting laws.

Under the Constitution, the states have primacy for establishing the procedures for, and conduct of, elections – not the federal government, and neither the Congress nor its Executive Branch administrators and staff.

This legislation violates that Constitutional premise and indeed limitation upon the federal government because it would hand over every election decision in the country to the apparently partisan left-wing attorneys in the Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights Voting Rights section. The result would remove all election decisions from the states, which, under the Constitution, establish, implement, and oversee election systems in America.

In sum, this sequel to the original H.R. 4 is nothing other than, and indeed an insidious and more direct, attempt by its proponents to accomplish the federal takeover of elections objectives of S. 1 and its HR. 1 counterpart, this time shamelessly under the guise of civil rights.

Like S.1, the provisions of the so-called “John Lewis Voting Rights Act” should never become law.

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Rich
2 months ago

So much for the Constitution.

ONTIME
2 months ago

The left of course wants you to look at Lewis as a a civil rights hero, to some maybe but he has had his share of open faced lies during investigations and had his butt handed to him by Issa and Gowdy both…His object was to create obstruction so the facts could be obscured and derail the investigations…..This bill is another scam by the left, it is a set back for seniors if it is voted for….

traitor/s
2 months ago

A scoundrel who acted like he was for Blacks rights when in reality he helped keep them slaves. Now democrats want his name on destroying all of American’s rights. The only way democrats win is to cheat in every way possible. Conservatives run for office, vote, become election officials and support known conservatives!!! Fight with all your might against democrats who will steal your freedoms!!!

Theresa Coughlin
2 months ago

This so-called voting rights bill should be called the for the democratic party act part 2. This bill, like the previous monstrosity (the for the people act) is yet another blatant power grab by the democratic party. They (democrats) should really consider the possibility that maybe they keep losing elections because of their AGENDA and not the laws on the books.

Andrew Wynn
2 months ago

What slays me is that rather than using THOUGHT and ingenuity to offer up better alternatives, the dhimmicrats have opted to appeal to the craven and self-interested. So we have a two-party system where the motives of both parties are distorted and perverted. We all lose.

Enuf Said
2 months ago

Well, consider WHOM Lewis was and that should tell you what proposed legislature in his NAME will be. This is another sibling to the Criminal Racist Theory!! Are there ANY Democrats that care about this country and their children? Not NO but HELL NO!!

Andrew Wynn
2 months ago

Not only should this racist legislation be rejected, but every other bit of legislation that diminishes State’s rights should be eliminated. We should go so far as the repeal the 17th Amendment in order to further restore the power of the States.

Robin Walter Boyd
2 months ago

John Lewis, may he rest in peace, was an antagonistic racist. In this respect, it is appropriate to name this bill after him because this bill is also racist. To claim that certain American citizens are incapable of being able to do anything that all other American citizens can do, based on their ethnicities; is completely racist. The only way we can truly be equal is if government agencies and politicians stop treating us differently.

Steve
2 months ago

What’s really obscene is what Republicans are trying to do in all the states with their voter suppression laws.

Word of Truth
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

In reality, the Leftists are trying to dilute the vote of American citizens by allowing citizens of other counties to illegally vote in our elections. Additionally, the Leftists want to open any avenue they can to control election outcomes (legal or otherwise).

Andrew Wynn
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

If you believe these laws are “voter suppression,” then you have no idea what these laws actually do.

Jay Hamilton
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Showing an ID to vote is suppression??? Unbelievable garbage!! You and your demoncrat buddies just don’t want their ability to cheat reduced in any away. Liberals can’t win in the arena of ideas so they must cheat to stay in power!!

Enuf Said
2 months ago
Reply to  Jay Hamilton

You will not change the mind of this person. Out of strate money spent $135,000,000 in South Carolina to defeat Graham and still got their butts kicked. You know WHY–VOTER ID.

Enuf Said
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Yes, like making you show by Voter ID that you are who you SAY you are. By stopping ballot harvesting and unlimited absentee ballots from being sent to vacant lots with a mail box on it. All of YOUR favorite type scams that YOUR demoncrapic party loves!!

Philip Morken
2 months ago

This would destroy the rights of the people forever

mike
2 months ago

READ Mark Levins book American marxism,. You will be enlightened and informed more so than you can imagine. YOUR countries and your childrens future are at stake. I thought it wasnt so bad. I was wrong get educated. Read that book. It just might save our childrens future from what these cretins are doing to us now and our families in the future.

Becky
2 months ago

And, as usual, we continue to be assaulted by the Communist Left that has been attacking America and ALL of its foundations since 1960.
When are we going to get rid of this evil?

Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  Becky

I only wish you people knew what the hell you are talking about. Truly sad!

Enuf Said
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Well, brain dead Biden fool– why in your infinite wisdom-don’t you enlighten us!!

LEO P MCMAKIN
2 months ago

Left is going to push communist takeover of our country slowly, and methodically. And RINO Republicans are helping them.

Rebecca S
2 months ago
Reply to  LEO P MCMAKIN

Looks like they’re pushing it a lot faster than “slowly, and methodically”! Lying, thieving TRAITORS, ripping our Constitution to shreds, and yanking our Constitutional rights and freedoms away from us, while opening the floodgates to millions of foreigners and granting them full citizenship (including voting rights) so the Left can throw REAL Americans under the bus – forcing us to PAY for what they’re so casually showering on illegal immigrants, ALL of whom are criminals by their very act of entering our country ILLEGALLY.

Look at Afghanistan today to see exactly what’s happening here in America – their government and their military, trained and supplied by our own forces, both caving at the first hint of Taliban presence, giving in with hardly any visible objection. The people, especially women and those who worked for us, “promised no retaliation,” and “civil rights,” scared to death because they KNOW the Taliban’s ways from plenty of past experience! What can WE learn from this? Anyone with “eyes to see and ears to hear,” as the Bible says, who knows how the “Progressive” Left, Socialists and Communists have operated in other countries while masquerading as “democrats” on the side of the people, promising rights and fairness and equality where there were none, jobs and food and homes where there were none – anyone who has honestly STUDIED and SEEN what’s happened in those countries KNOWS those promises mean exactly the opposite of what they say. There is NO freedom, NO fairness, NO equality – except in the misery equally forced on the people, especially those who object and protest against those in control.

TheFreeDictionary.com defines “democratic rule” as:
1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. 2. a state having such a form of government. 3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.

Any country calling itself “The Democratic Republic of —” is neither truly democratic OR a republic, and the people have NO rights except to DIE whenever those in charge see fit to MAKE them die!

Becky
2 months ago
Reply to  Rebecca S

Excellent. But one point needs clarified. Like “Atlas Shrugged” argued, all it takes is for people to stop working and paying taxes that feed these despots.

Rebecca S
2 months ago
Reply to  Becky

The only problem with this is, people stop working and paying taxes, then all the “freebies” end, and nobody knows how to do anything to help themselves! I never read “Atlas Shrugged,” so I can’t comment on it. However, despotic rulers all over the world don’t have any problem rounding up protesters and either imprisoning or enslaving them, or simply putting them to death. The ruling class has all the money anyway, plus the power to enforce their will, and are happy to take whatever bits and pieces of livelihood the impoverished commoners manage to scrape together. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it, and too many of our people today are ignorant of history, and lack any interest in what’s happening in other countries – as long as they have their Kardashians, their cell phones, and food in their bellies.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Rebecca S

Agreed. When the socialists pass the 3.2 trillion “human infrastructure” plan, there will be far fewer people willing to work. Socialism/marxism 101. As long as the socialist/democratic party can go to the imaginary black hole of unlimited money, they don’t need tax revenue.

AjB
2 months ago

The Democrats will do and try everything they can to remain in power despite the poor performance they demonstrate while in power so it’s no surprise they want the ability to totally control elections forever!

charlesw04
2 months ago
Reply to  AjB

It’s more like doing everything they can to instigate an armed revolution. Everyday that goes by the military’s leaders make them less of a threat to a revolt.

aluminum head
2 months ago

( D ) communist ( USA ) credo – TAX / SPEND / LIE / CONTROL.
Oblame-o was REALLY big on the last 2. He and Soros are still the
puppeteers.

HocasPocas
2 months ago

What the hell is wrong with these criminals

aluminum head
2 months ago

Pick a 2024 candidate –
Rand Paul
Ben Carson
Ron DeSantis
Sorry to say, but I think the Trumpster won’t be the front runner. 78 y/o is the first issue.

Something HAS to be done about the debt and bringing china to it’s knees. They are CRIMINALS.

Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

How about the fact that Trump has been the most corrupt president in the history of this country.

Andrew Wynn
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Haha. A perfect example of a communist LIE. It seems Stevie hasn’t the balls to post his fill name.

Enuf Said
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew Wynn

Might not have balls– might be a SHEMALE!!

Enuf Said
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

You get that fact from CNN? Remember your FUERHER Biden said to NEVER let facts get in the way of truth!! NOW, DENY IT!!

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Enuf Said

Steve, you haven’t found the drugs the POTUS seems to be using, have you?

Judy
2 months ago

Until this nation’s people acknowledge that God’s Way is the only way, the ‘ungodly will proceed with whatever it is they want to accomplish. Israel didn’t want to listen to God, and instead they wanted a king to govern them. God gave them what they wanted in Saul. But their stiff necks brought them a lot of adversity and fighting with their enemies. Thousands of the tribes of Israel were destroyed. Only when they were in desperation did Israel cry to God.
It is no different now. ‘A nation that forgets their God will fall.’

Rose
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy

So very true!! Thank you for reminding us all that when our God is not in the middle of our lives, we will “wander” in the desert!

Ertis Crumpler
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy

Amen to that.

aluminum head
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy

As those who survived the ‘death camps’ and the jewish ghettos would tell you, “Where was God when we needed him THEN ?” I do believe He is up there, but, we must combine action along with PRAYER. “Fight the good fight ?”

Honey
2 months ago
Reply to  aluminum head

A proper understanding of G-d’s purpose has to include that we mustn’t assume that asking Him for us to win the game or cure our illness is not in His purview.
G-d is here to be a conscience for us. We don’t want to offend Him. To assume that He makes good things happen has to assume he wanted the Holocaust to happen.
So it is better simply for us to live a G-dly life, try to do as we think G-d would want us to behave and be grateful for the gift of life.

Those societies that decided it is not useful to have G-d, that man is all that matters, do terrible things. No conscience.

Honey
2 months ago
Reply to  Honey

I wish there was an edit button to correct our errors.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Honey

God is right beside you right now. He never leaves US, we leave HIM. And, when America falls, we won’t come back like Israel.

SweetLadyMary
2 months ago

A lawsuit needs to be filed with the Supreme Court to put a stop to this. Unfortunately, the last three conservatives (so they claimed) that were seated have been a big disappointment as is Roberts. But, if this atrocity manages to get through, state attorneys should file a lawsuit against the federal government. Never, ever vote for a democrat. They will do anything and say anything to get or stay in power. Evil is their middle name once they get into office.

Honey
2 months ago
Reply to  SweetLadyMary

Amen! The Court has to feel pressure from us as much as they fell to pressure from the left.

Rebecca S
2 months ago
Reply to  SweetLadyMary

Biden feels absolutely NO compulsion to obey the rulings of the Supreme Court! He rules by fiat – what he says, GOES. Negating EVERYTHING Trump accomplished, denying that Trump did ANY good, and ordering things that are ruining our nation and way of life faster than any other presidency in history – THIS is “Hiden” Biden’s legacy! The man doesn’t know what he says or does, half the time, and his VP isn’t any better! They both need to go, and take Nancy and Upchuck with them!

Jesse Tiede
2 months ago

So, when did “Unconstitutional” actions ever hinder a determined Democrat politician from manipulating a situation to their favor?

kyle e stolarick
2 months ago

the constitution deliberately put the control of the elections in the states control for the necessary balance of power between the individual rights of the people in each state, so their voice would be heard and heeded, and the Federal Gov’t. could not overstep it’s bounds. This wall must not be torn down! It is up to the states gov’ts to ban together against such a heinous attempt at grabbing power.

lindylou
2 months ago

I’m appalled by the outrageous actions by this administration and the left-wing elitist communists. Appears they want to take over the country and strip every individual of the rights and freedoms our Constitution has awarded the citizens of this (once) great country. I would love to see biden resign in shame and the communists exiled to a communist country so they could gain some much needed insight into life in a communist country! Maybe then they could learn to appreciate all the wonderful freedoms they’ve enjoyed in the USA!!

Rebecca S
2 months ago
Reply to  lindylou

They won’t go – they have it too good here! They just want to have total control over the accumulated wealth and blessings of the United States, eradicate anyone who objects to their takeover and methods, and fill the country with poor slobs from other lands who will gladly vote for them because they give ’em FREEBIES that could only be paid for by hard-working (read “enslaved”) Americans!

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