Democrats are so obsessed with power that they are trying to lower the voting age.
The Democrat-controlled House on Wednesday night passed H.R. 1, a massive elections reform bill that is about as partisan as it gets.
The vote was 220-210, with every single House Republican voting against the bill.
This bill is so bad that even the Associated Press referred to it as “the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation” and said it has the “potential to shape election outcomes for years to come.”
Buried in H.R.1 is a provision that was offered by Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley that would lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16.
It was so ridiculous that even many Democrats voted against it, the Washington Examiner reported.
The vote failed in the House by a vote of 125-302.
“My amendment would enfranchise young Americans to help shape and form policies that will set the course for our future, from police violence to immigration reform to climate change,” the Massachusetts representative said.
“A sixteen-year-old in 2021 possesses a wisdom and a maturity that comes from 2021 challenges, 2021 hardships, and 2021 threats,” Pressley said “Now is the time for us to demonstrate the courage that matches the challenges of the modern-day sixteen- and seventeen-year-old.”
An argument can be made that if your ideas are so insane that only a child could believe your promises then making the voting age 16 would be wise.
As horrifying as that is, not many are aware that there’s also an amendment in H.R.1 that gives the Department of Justice the power to remove social media posts that claim are “foreign-backed disinformation and propaganda.”
The FADE Act, which was included in the H.R. 1 voting legislation package, was introduced by Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger.
It will give the DOJ the ability to essentially monitor social media posts.
“The Foreign Agent Disclaimer Enhancement, or FADE, Act would attempt to address foreign disinformation by requiring the inclusion of disclaimers on political content on social media in the U.S. if they are funded by a foreign agent, with the disclaimers to remain if the post is shared,” the Hill reported.
“It would also require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to notify and require social media platforms to remove the content if the disclaimer is not included,” the Hill continued.
Beyond that, things could get tricky going forward.
H.R. 1 will head to the Senate, where Democrats have a slim 50-50 majority with Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker.
Progressives keep pushing to abolish the filibuster since the bill needs 60 votes to advance in the Senate.
Democrats want to end the filibuster, but they can’t because they can’t afford any defections in their own ranks.
Democrats need all 50 votes — plus 1 from Harris to break the tie — to end the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate.
But Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have publicly announced they will not support ending the filibuster.
As long as Democrats can’t end the filibuster, radical bills like H.R. 1 will not be able to pass in Congress.