Greetings, everyone. I pray you are planning on enjoying a very nice Independence Day weekend and celebration. One of the things I encourage people to do on Independence Day is to sit down with family members, friends, others, and read the entire Declaration of Independence. If we fail to do so, then the progressive socialist left will come along with more absurdities such as the 1619 Project foolishly asserting that America was established in that year. And we know that Civics is not being taught to our children, but they are getting plenty of leftist cultural Marxist and LGBTQIA+ indoctrination.
The Declaration of Independence is the document that established these United States of America, and there is a very distinct reason why I say, as the Founding Fathers did, the word “these.” In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson laid out the grievances against Great Britain and why it was necessary for the separation of the thirteen colonies to declare that they were “free and independent States.” Upon reading the Declaration you will see many of the reasons for the principles established in our US Constitution, especially the 10th Amendment which was intended to limit the scope and enumerated powers of the federal government, reserving powers to the States and to the People.
However, this is anathema to progressive socialists who seek out centralized control. They truly represent the new King George III and tyrannical rule. They are constantly on the march to erode individual rights and the rights of any entity that could challenge their totalitarian designs. Such was on display in a recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Moore v. Harper. In the end, the SCOTUS ruled 6-3, Justices Roberts, Kavanaugh, and Barrett joining with Kagan, Sotomayor, and Brown-Jackson — to the joy of leftists — that in the case of elections, the federal government can overrule state legislatures.
This stems from Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution:
“The Times, Places, and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislatures thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing [choosing] Senators.”
In the case of Moore v. Harper, the left has sought to extend this to State legislatures and the process of redistricting. In this specific case, the issue was not about creating another minority-majority district. I truly wonder why we still need to carve out representative districts based upon skin color? Perhaps that can be the topic of another missive. What troubles one when it comes to the census, and ensuing redistricting process, that occurs by the Constitution every ten years, is that the progressive socialist left refutes the counting of American citizens. They believe that the census should count everyone. This is the reason Biden’s open borders policy is quite disconcerting. What the left is doing, sadly enabled by the so-called 6-3 conservative Supreme Court, is setting the conditions for nationalizing the redistricting process and shaping future congressional districts based upon a massive influx of illegal immigrants which would solidify more leftist, Democrat, congressional districts.
What I do find quite perplexing about this Moore v. Harper decision is a paradox when one reads the Declaration of Independence. One of the grievances that Jefferson listed against King George III was, “FOR suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring for themselves [England] invested with Power to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.” This is exactly why Madison, Hamilton, and Jay were requested to create the first ten amendments to our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the reason why we have the 10th Amendment.
If you read the leftist commentary about the Moore v. Harper decision, they are rejoicing over the defeat of Independent State Legislature theory. They are now renewing their calls for nationalizing elections through the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Achievement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. Funny, I thought that Republicans passed the 15th Amendment, which Democrats did not support, enabling the right to vote for Blacks. Later, Republicans passed the 19th Amendment, opposed by Democrats, so that women had the right to vote. What the progressive socialist left wants is to undermine states, and even counties, ability to advance the ideal of election integrity. Heck, it is just absurd to hear the left wailing about Jim Crow 2.0 and such, when it was the Democrat Party that gave us Jim Crow 1.0. As well, the only political party in America that instituted policies of voter suppression is the Democrat Party: poll taxes, literacy tests, etc. The Democrats created the Ku Klux Klan as their means to enforce voter suppression. But, I will give it to the left, they are really good at propaganda and passing legislation that allows them to take credit and overshadow their evils.
We here at the American Constitutional Rights Union fully support election integrity and disavow this SCOTUS decision which opens the path to federal nationalization of our elections. We believe that constitutional conservatives cannot just “ramp up” for election cycles but rather have a strategic vision, and plan, to thwart the nefarious goals of the left. We cannot go dormant in between national election cycles, now is the time we must be vigilant and set the conditions for electoral safeguarding, and success. This is why the ACRU has the Vulnerable Voters Project because we recognized the left was illegally harvesting ballots in our senior living and memory care centers. We must do better at beating the left to the punch, and stop being reactive. This is why the ACRU advocates for Red Counties to pass resolutions against universal mail-in ballots, ensuring only US citizens can vote, conducting regular voter registration roll reviews, ensuring paper trail backup systems, and extensive election machine “beta” testing.
Moore v. Harper was a disappointing SCOTUS decision. It supports one of the original grievances included in our Declaration of Independence. Perhaps we have Supreme Court Justices who need to re-read the Declaration of Independence over this weekend, or maybe it will be their first time reading it. I am not of the mindset that a black robe makes someone all-knowing, omniscient. After all, it was a Supreme Court decision that led to the murder of over 60 million babies in the womb in the most heinous and despicable manner. Oh yeah, the left rejoiced over that decision in 1973, 50 years ago.
Steadfast and Loyal.