Wow… just wow…

This kind of disingenuous BS is why your vote is important!!!

During a “Fox News Sunday” interview, host Shannon Bream gave the Democratic leader a chance to reflect on his recent remark that the U.S. “is on track to repeat what happened in Germany,” and Clyburn stuck to his position.

“The facts are very clear,” he said. “I’ve studied history all of my life. I’ve taught history. And I’m telling you, what I see here are parallels to what the history was in this world back in the 1930s in Germany, in Italy.”

Full article and video, HERE. Even CNN did a spit take on it, HERE.
Remember this as you go vote today! During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. Thirty-nine state and territorial gubernatorial elections, as well as numerous other state and local elections, will be contested. The results will determine the 118th United States Congress. This will be the first election affected by the redistricting that followed the 2020 census.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was the first reinforcement of the 15th Amendment.

15th Amendment

Section 1.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The one person, one vote ‘rule’ is based on the above… From Cornell Law website-

One-person, one-vote refers to the rule that one person’s voting power ought to be roughly equivalent to another person’s within the same state.

The rule comes up in the context of strategically drafting voting laws and gerrymandering, used to increase the voting power of particular groups like rural voters to the disadvantage of other groups. Equal Protection as guaranteed by the 5th and 14th amendments require broadly that each person be treated equally in their voting power, but what equality means relies on a series of Supreme Court cases. The most relevant Supreme Court case is Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964). In that case, the Court held that states need to redistrict in order to have state legislative districts with roughly equal populations: “The Equal Protection Clause requires substantially equal legislative representation for all citizens in a State regardless of where they reside.” In Evenwel v. Abbott, 578 U.S. __ (2016), the Supreme Court held that when drawing legislative districts, state legislatures may use the total population of areas within the state, rather than being restricted to using the voting-eligible populations.

For more on the one-person, one-vote rule, see this University of Florida Law Review article, this University of Michigan Law Review article, and this article in The Atlantic.

We’ll probably talk about this on our livestream at noon today on my YouTube channel OLDNFO.


Wow… just wow… — 12 Comments

    • That would be true if the Dominion voting software, mail in voting, and vote harvesting were eliminated.
      The meme, “How can we count the ballots until we know how many votes we need. C’mon man.” expresses the point perfectly.
      See also, <A HREF=""2000 mules.

  1. This is why D party wants illegals “en masse”

    In Evenwel v. Abbott, 578 U.S. __ (2016), the Supreme Court held that when drawing legislative districts, state legislatures may use the total population of areas within the state, rather than being restricted to using the voting-eligible populations.

    The word words “total population” should read “total legal citizens and residents” thus excluding illegals. visitors and diplomatic residents.

  2. The 26th amendment screwed us all.
    “If you’re not liberal at age 20, you have no heart. If you’re not conservative by age 40, you have no brain.”
    These “brains full of mush” as Rush used to call them will be the death of our country.

  3. Ed/Steve- Good points… And the irony to me, is that back in the day (2000) ALL the votes were counted except FL which were dealing with the ‘hanging chads’… Today? 2-3 days or more to ‘count’ the ballots.

    Terra- Agreed!

    GB- Sadly I think you’re right. When sound bites substitute for actual knowledge, we’re doomed.

  4. It is correct to say that there are parallels to 1930s Germany, and Italy, because communists then and now trying to take over and cause mass murder are not completely distinct in their methods.

    But, there are a number of important distinctions.

    One, the immediacy of the murderous insanity of the communists is less. This means that the emotional intensity of what they have planned for us is less overwhelming.

    Two, it does not seem as plausible that they will take over. Thus, we have some room to mull things over, instead of being driven to pick the most decisive and expedient options.

    Three, we have alternatives that are not strictly an ‘either or’ choice of establishment has beens who do not understand the changed circumstances, or lapsed socialists who have strayed from left dogma in an effort to make it somehow work in the real world.

    That said, if Clyburn is trying to imply that his party has not contributed to the problem, he is incorrect. Being a person who has instructed on incorrect theory does not make the theory correct.

    • In other words, what Clyburn is saying is that the power hungry sycophants that are viewed as “politicians” are the cause of the problem, but will not let go of their arrogance for the good of the country because that would force them to admit they are wrong, and they will ever refuse to do that.

  5. GO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TODAY! GO VOTE!!! Should be it’s your civic duty to vote.

  6. Clyburn is a lot like Hitler, but with less charisma.