Government of the People, By the People, For the People
During the next election, I would like to see a government of the people, For The People By The People. That means that we must stop diverting taxpayer money to politicians, reform the red, blue, and purple states, and restore full protections for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people
During his Senate confirmation testimonies, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch took a moment to recite the name of a book on the subject. He also said that the government of the people, by the people, for the people was the best way to go. This may be a worthy premise, but it is not necessarily true. In fact, the federal government is more of a servant than a true servant, as seen in the recent revelation that a whopping 91% of US Congressional elections are won by candidates with greater financial backing.
The government of the people, by the people, and for the people was not a new idea. Its roots can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome, where a well-rounded citizenry is paramount.
Restoring full protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act to ensure that minority voters could participate in the electoral process as equals. The law eliminated many barriers to voting, including literacy tests and poll taxes. The Voting Rights Act is one of the most significant legislative accomplishments of the civil rights movement. It was supported in bipartisan fashion. In the years following its passage, thousands of Black and brown voters voted in their first elections.
The Voting Rights Act was reauthorized five times by Congress, and most recently in 2006. The last bipartisan reauthorization took place in 2006. However, many voters of color are still prevented from exercising their right to vote because of racial discrimination in our voting process.
Overcoming false allegations of fraud in the 2020 vote
During the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and his supporters claimed that there was widespread voter fraud. However, a recent report commissioned by eight prominent conservatives refuted these claims.
The report looked at post-election reviews in six swing states, including Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. It found that fewer than 475 potential instances of voter fraud were identified. The report also found that the Trump administration’s staff ignored warnings that there was a serious problem with the election process.
The report also looked at 64 court cases in which Trump and his supporters attempted to challenge the results of an election. It found that the number of cases was “relatively small,” and the evidence was not strong enough to prove that the claim was true.
Reforms in red, blue, and purple states
Several states have changed sides in the last two years, as Democrats have gained seats in Congress. This has put the Democratic Party in a precarious position: will it be able to build a third party movement?
While many state legislatures are Republican gerrymanders, several states are also trending in the other direction. In fact, the Democratic Party controls most of California’s state legislatures today. Almost every part of the state sides with the Democratic Party’s current stance on immigration.
California’s public opinion also reveals an unexpected uniformity. Most voters, even in the reddest parts of the state, agree that taxes are too high. In addition, most voters believe that public safety and less incarceration go hand in hand.
Diverting taxpayer money to politicians
Getting your hands on taxpayer money is not the only way to get your money. The most common and cost effective method is to get it via a loan or borrowing. For this purpose, it’s best to be selective about the loans you accept. It is a good idea to consider the type of loan and the lending company. The lender’s lending criteria is as important as the company’s overall ethos. You’ll need to be on the ball to qualify for a loan in a competitive marketplace. Getting a loan can be a daunting task, so don’t let the bad debt deter you. If you’re looking for the best loan provider, enquire at a lender with a reputation for being fair and honest.
Encouraging political extremism
During President Trump’s tenure, his rhetoric read like a call to arms. This encouragement of political extremism for the people by the people has accelerated the growth of a domestic extremism movement.
Antigovernment groups are organized against immigration and vaccine mandates, and against critical race theory in public schools. While these groups have always maintained a national communications infrastructure, they have expanded to new platforms. These platforms include social media sites, livestreaming video platforms, and alt-tech platforms.
The SPLC tracks extremists on these platforms. Their hate group numbers reached a historic high in 2018. This is a testament to the growth of this movement, but it also suggests that extremist ideas are more accessible to the mainstream.