The Rebirth of Freedom – by by Suzanne Sharer and Steve Tarani

On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 we, as a nation, will engage the most critical election in American history. The results of our votes will determine the rebirth of freedom or the death of it.

Given the current Covid-19 climate, we move headlong into this election bombarded by mixed messages, vacillating projections, and inconsistent information. Some folks believe that there really is a valid health concern while others see it as complete political machination. Somewhere in the middle there are those that believe it may be one-third a public health issue, one third an overstepping of authoritarian boundaries, and one third significant economic impact. Regardless of belief, there is a much higher priority at stake here and that is our unalienable rights as law-abiding citizens of these United States.

We are a union of states, not individuals. This is the very basis of our representative government. The name of the country is still The United States of America, not The United Persons of America. We are also a republic and not a democracy.

The framers of our Constitution had absolutely no intention of creating a pure majority-rule democracy. They knew from careful study of history that pure democracies do not work. Therefore, on September 6, 1787 Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution firmly established the U.S. Electoral College

Various powerplays throughout our nation’s history have attempted to change this bedrock article. In fact, there have been four legislative attempts in recent years to replace the electoral college with a “popular vote bill.” HB 148 (2013), HB 231 (2017), HB 447 (2017) and HB 1531 (2020) following careful consideration, were all killed in the house. How many more times does it need to be defended?

Fast forward to today. Peering through the Covid-19 fog which one of us does not want safety, security, and prosperity for our loved ones and ourselves? How many of us have already been significantly impacted, financially or otherwise, by this unprecedented lockdown? 

We look to our state representatives for answers but find ourselves staring straight down the barrel of yet another agenda. A group of Democratic senators led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently introduced legislation to promote mail-in and early voting to “decrease the spread of the coronavirus.”

The Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act (NDEBA) would ensure voters have 20 days of early voting in all states, require that all mail-in ballots submitted during 21 days leading to an election be counted.

The legislation would also provide $3 million to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to begin implementing some of the bill’s requirements, along with “reimbursing states for doing the same.”

Why should we be concerned? Given no voter ID and zero proof of citizenship, the most frightening aspect of this attempt at defrauding the electoral college, is that there would be absolutely no way to control multiple (same-person) votes, invalid votes (deceased individuals), illegal votes (non-US citizens) and myriad other conditions effectively bypassing the electoral college and enacting a de facto popular vote bill. 

To set the stage for this hijack of the electoral process, California governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to ensure every registered voter in the state is automatically mailed a ballot for the November presidential election. 

Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who’s been pushing to expand “vote by mail,” called into Newsom’s press conference and said the executive order makes California the first state in the nation to automatically send voters their ballots ahead of the general election in response to Covid-19.

Some people don’t know, some people don’t want to know, and some people don’t care about the bill. Either way, you shall be directly impacted by this blatant attack on Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Such a compromise of the electoral college causes the states irrevocable loss of their constitutional rights and signals a beginning to the end of our freedom.

We are all free to choose, but none of us are exempt from the consequences of that choice. Doing something about stopping this heinous bill is a choice. Doing nothing about it is also a choice. Your upcoming decisions and actions throughout these coming months will yield either the rebirth of our freedom or the long slow painful death of it.

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