Nancy Pelosi is trying to make fundamental changes to the way Congress operates.
But she won’t be able to get away with it.
Nancy Pelosi got hit with a huge lawsuit that destroyed her illegal voting plan.
When the Founding Fathers designed America, they weren’t trying to build a perfect utopia.
They were students of history and knew that democracies often fall and that governments tend to try and take power away from the people over time.
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny,” Thomas Jefferson said.
The Democrats are trying to use the coronavirus crisis to expand their power.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is ignoring the Constitution to allow one member of Congress to mark ten others present.
One person can mark one person present. The math shouldn’t be hard to figure out.
What are the long-term implications of allowing this proxy voting to be allowed?
Besides the fact that it’s unconstitutional and would need a constitutional amendment to be allowed, the implications of this change haven’t been thought through.
America has expanded the power of the federal government many times under the pressure of crises, and when the government gets power, it never gives it up again.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) filed a lawsuit against Pelosi to try and stop Pelosi’s proxy voting scheme from going forward.
“I just filed a lawsuit in federal court to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s unconstitutional proxy voting scheme,” tweeted McCarthy on Tuesday evening. “It could allow as few as 20 Representatives to control the votes of 220. This is NOT the representative democracy our Founders envisioned or what our Constitution allows.”
Almost two dozen other Republicans joined McCarthy as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
“The lawsuit states that, so far, 55 members of Congress had sent letters to the House clerk designating another representative as their official proxy voter. As of Tuesday evening, an additional four members of congress officially designated another representative as their proxy, bringing the total to 59 members, all of whom are Democrats,” The Daily Wire reported.
The lawsuit notes that there have been many emergencies before, but never, even in the most desperate of times, has a single member of the Senate or Congress voted by proxy even when the Capitol was burned down during the War of 1812 or during the Spanish Flu.
“It is simply impossible to read the Constitution and overlook its repeated and emphatic requirement that Members of Congress actually assemble in their respective chambers when they vote, whether on matters as weighty as declaring war or as ordinary as naming a bridge….That requirement is no less mandatory,” the lawsuit reads.
The CDC just revised their estimation of the novel coronavirus death rate down to 0.26% which makes it approximately twice as deadly as the flu.
The current coronavirus is not such a desperate disaster that Democrats get to completely ignore the rules.