Independence Day Newsletter-TEST
We're blessed with the opportunity to stand for something, for liberty and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.-Ronald Reagan
July 2, 2021
Happy Fourth of July Weekend!On July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers and the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence solidifying freedom from Britain. From there, our founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. As we head into this special holiday weekend, it is important to reflect on the reason for the season: Freedom. Never forget that freedom is not free, and freedom is the very bedrock of this great nation. Always remember to stand tall for our flag and to never waiver in the face of those who seek to diminish your most sacred rights as an American. We are continuing to fight to make sure these rights are never taken away from you. From your first amendment rights to the right to vote and have free and fair elections, we stand with you. Be proud to be an American and be proud of this country. May God Bless you and may God Bless America. Happy Independence Day! In Liberty,
Eyes On | S1 & Voting Rights Act
by Dan Gelernter, True the Vote
A vote in the United States Senate to end debate on S1 failed this week on a 50-50, party-line vote. But this is not a victory for voting integrity. It is part of a carefully choreographed plan to federalize our elections. The key character in the drama is Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. His job is to give the impression of a moderate seeking compromise. This means he has to start by objecting to S1 as too extreme and partisan. He wrote an op-ed on the subject two weeks ago. Now he will make a show of looking for a “middle path” that every “reasonable” person can agree on—like the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which he referred to in his op-ed. The key provision, both in S1 and in the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, is federal veto power over state election law. If the democrats can make that concept seem normal, and cast the Republicans as rejecting any form of compromise, they can give Manchin the excuse he needs to join Senate Democrats in ending the filibuster and ramming this legislation through.
U.S Supreme Court rules in favor of states having a legitimate interest in rooting out fraud, in favor of AZ GOP. Justice Alito delivered the opinion. "One strong and entirely legitimate state interest is the prevention of fraud. Fraud can affect the outcome of a close election, and fraudulent votes dilute the right of citizens to cast ballots that carry appropriate weight. Fraud can also undermine public confidence in the fairness of elections and the perceived legitimacy of the announced outcome. Ensuring that every vote is cast freely, without intimidation or undue influence, is also a valid and important state interest... In light of the principles set out above, neither Arizona’s out-of-precinct rule nor its ballot-collection law violates §2 of the VRA.Read the Court's full opinion here.Biden DOJ Sues The State of Georgia Over New Voting Laws, SCOTUS Ruling InterferesFrom Just the News - Garland announced last week that the Department of Justice will sue Georgia over its new voting law, S.B. 202, claiming the measure's voter ID rules violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prevents states from denying or interfering with the rights of Americans to vote on account of their race. Thursday's SCOTUS decision in the Arizona case is a signal that the high court may not buy Garland's arguments. Read On. Nonprofit Files Lawsuit in Wisconsin Challenging Absentee Ballot Drop BoxesFrom Wisconsin State Journal - A nonprofit conservative law firm has filed a lawsuit in Waukesha County Circuit Court challenging the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in Wisconsin. The lawsuit, filed Monday by Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on behalf of Richard Teigen, of Hartland, and Richard Thom, of Menomonee Falls, challenges the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s guidance to election clerks last year on the use of ballot drop boxes leading up to the 2020 election.Read on.
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