H.R. 1, the grossly misnamed “For The People Act,” approaches its day on the Senate floor later this month. As that date approaches, it bears repeating: this legislative priority of congressional Democrats that seeks to permanently alter our elections is not only unconstitutional but wrong. Ultimately, the bill aims to serve only corrupt politicians in Washington, D.C. rather than the people it promises to support.
The bill’s author, Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Maryland, has called this legislation a “once-in-a-generation reform effort [that] will end decades of dysfunction in Washington, return the power to the people, and build a more just, equitable, and prosperous country for all Americans.”
When you put it like that, the legislation sounds amazing. Who wouldn’t want to make sure each and every American finally had the power of the federal government back in his hands? Who wouldn’t want to make voting fairer and equally accessible for all Americans?
The harsh reality of H.R. 1, however, is