Eliminating states’ rights is Obama’s favorite part of For the People Act

Obama For the People Act states rights

Barack Obama is calling on Democrats to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1) before the next election because it will help him realize his goal of eliminating states’ rights concerning national elections — a goal he’s had since leaving office.

In yesterday’s piece about Washington’s plan to use the For the People Act to seize full control of national elections from we the people, we learned of the many ways they plan on accomplishing this task.

The For the People Act includes a requirement for the federal government to have control of redrawing congressional district maps using yet-to-be-created “independent” commissions. This requirement will make it it mandatory for states to redraw their congressional districts using these commissions instead of through state legislatures.

Eliminating states’ rights in national elections using this provision is the primary reason Obama supports it. Why? Because it’s been his goal ever since leaving office.

Immediately after leaving the White House in 2017, Barack Obama teamed up with Eric Holder to develop a plan to create endless far-left majorities in Washington by electing large numbers of Democrats at the state and local levels of government in order to position the party with enough control to determine the outcome of the congressional redistricting which would take place after the 2020 census.

Obama and Holder launched this plan early in the 2017 special election season when they created the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) as the face of their effort. The goal of the NDRC was to work at the grass-roots level and ensure enough Democrat control of state and local governments between 2017 and 2020 in order to for the party to gerrymander congressional districts.

However, this strategy ran into trouble when census data showed so-called red states gaining more congressional seats than so-called blue states, leaving the question of how districts will be redrawn unanswered.

Knowing that the census was no longer a reliable path to take to reach their goal of eliminating states’ rights concerning redistricting, Obama and Holder launched a series of lawsuits earlier this year.

The National Redistricting Action Fund, a nonprofit allied with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, filed what’s known as “impasse litigation” in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, asking the courts in those states to draw their own maps in the event that the Republicans and Democrats are unable to reach an agreement on how to redraw congressional districts.

“These lawsuits are just the first of many steps we will be taking in the coming weeks and months to ensure the redistricting process is not subverted by politicians who want to hold onto power at the expense of fair representation,” Eric Holder said in a statement.

In addition to the National Democratic Redistricting Committee lawsuits, Democrats have sued over district boundaries in states like North Carolina, Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Recently, state Supreme Courts in North Carolina and Pennsylvania struck down political boundaries in those states in what turned into significant wins for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

By the way, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2019 that federal courts have no authority over questions of political gerrymandering, meaning that Obama and Holder won’t be stopped by SCOTUS.

But the courts can be unreliable, and that’s where the For the People Act comes to the rescue.

Back in March, the National Redistricting Committee issued a statement supporting the For the People Act because it will eliminate states’ rights concerning congressional redistricting — they call it “gerrymandering” — without the census and without the courts.

“We’re facing an all-out assault on voting rights in state legislatures across the country, and this bill will help protect our democracy by banning partisan gerrymandering, protecting the right to vote, and returning power back to the people where it belongs,” said Kelly Ward Burton, President of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. “We’re grateful for the leadership of Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer in making the For the People Act a top priority for their chambers. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and our affiliate organizations are committed to helping get this bill through the Senate as quickly as possible and onto President Biden’s desk so he can sign it into law.”

Though it’s often considered the spoils of political war, so-called gerrymandering isn’t unusual. In fact, state legislatures have always been considered a reflection of the people living in those states — an idea not too popular by the power brokers and political elites in Washington.

Another objective to be realized if Obama and Holder succeed in eliminating states’ rights will be the furtherance of the “systemic racism” dogma being spread by Black Lives Matter and other Marxist groups.

When Obama and Holder started the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, they declared that they would make so-called “racial fairness” a key part of their strategy, an approach that received early support from the courts when they invalidated legally redrawn legislative maps at the federal and state levels in the name of “fairness.”

In a statement yesterday — made with Eric Holder by his side — Obama openly endorsed the For the People Act and demanded that it be passed before next year’s midterms. He conveniently left out how it will accomplish his goal of eliminating states’ rights concerning redistricting and national elections (via The Hill):

Former President Obama said Monday that Congress needs to pass voting rights legislation before the 2022 midterm elections, or American democracy could be at risk.

“We can’t wait until the next election because if we have the same kinds of shenanigans that brought about Jan. 6, if we have that for a couple more election cycles, we’re going to have real problems in terms of our democracy long-term,” said Obama.

Speaking on a call with grassroots supporters alongside former Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama said debate over the voting rights bill, known as the For the People Act, was worth it for him to engage in political debate, even as a former president.

“Since I left office I’ve tried to make a policy not to weigh in on the day-to-day scrum in Washington,” said Obama. “But what’s happening this week is more than just a partisan bill coming up or not coming up to a vote.”

“A policy not to weigh in on the day-to-day scrum?” I guess Obama forgot his threat — I’m sorry, his promise — that he would “be right there with (us) every step of the way,” and his commitment to stay involved in Washington politics.

It looks like eliminating states’ rights via the For the People Act is one way Obama is keeping that promise. If he succeeds, national elections will never again belong to we the people, and the Marxist ambitions of the far-left will become a permanent part of the American landscape.


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