Democrats Are Taking Their Toll

Grind for February 2nd, 2019
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The Headline

House Democrats push to remove “God” and gender references

The Grind

Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources want to remove the traditional phrase “so help you god” from the oath given to witnesses testifying before the panel.

The full question would read:

“Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”

The Details

The change is part of a package of new rules which also seeks to make the committee’s proceedings gender neutral by changing all “his” and “her” pronouns in panel rules to “their” and using the term “chair” instead of “chairman.”

The committee, which has oversight of national parks, is also pushing to expand its authority over natural gas in Alaska.

“It is incredible, but not surprising, that the Democrats would try to remove God from committee proceedings in one of their first acts in the majority,” argues GOP Rep. Liz Cheney (WY). “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.

The new rules are expected to be approved later this week.

It’s Getting Worse

The Headline

In Pennsylvania, 11,000+ noncitizens are registered to vote

The Grind

Officials in Pennsylvania this week admitted that over 11,000 noncitizens had been allowed to register to vote.

“I believe that we need to take action and have those people removed immediately from the rolls,” said State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R), whose inquiry led to the release of the registration figures.

Just a few days ago, officials in Texas discovered 95,000 noncitizens among registered voters. By comparing driver’s license records with voter rolls, Texas Sec. of State David Whitley confirmed that at least 58,000 had voted at some point in the past two decades.

The Details

Despite the clear evidence of voter fraud, critics continue to insist that it does not exist.

“There is no voter fraud in Texas,” claims Hispanic activist Domingo Garcia. “It’s clear that the right-wing elements in Texas government are trying to rig the system to keep power and disenfranchise 95,000 American citizens…[Voter fraud] is a lie repeated time and again to suppress minority voters, and we’re going to fight hard against it.”

Garcia leads the League of United Latin American Citizens, which recently filed a lawsuit to block a potential purge of noncitizen names from voter registries.

The Implication

Voting is the cornerstone of Democracy, and we must protect its integrity.

“Demonstrating…noncitizen voting activity is the worst form of heresy one can commit for left-wing groups,” argues Logan Churchwell, whose legal firm seeks to pry loose voter data in Texas and Pennsylvania.

While no state requires proof of citizenship to vote, Churchwell confirmed that Texas would soon start comparing new voter registrations with federal immigration records.

“This carries the benefit of being a report plus a report,” he said. “Texas will be actively screening for existing potential noncitizen registrations on a monthly basis, which is something we’ve long pushed for.”

In Pennsylvania, Rep. Metcalfe is working with fellow GOP lawmaker Garth Everett to “enact legislation which ensures that noncitizen foreign nationals cannot vote anywhere in this Commonwealth, and that the votes of citizens are fairly and equally counted.”

Unfortunately Metcalfe and Everett are up against Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, whom Metcalfe has described as the “most progressive and least transparent governor” who “lacks the desire to take any substantive action to get noncitizens off our voting roles.”

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