I usually stick to finance issues, but the power grab in the U.S. Capitol
this week has me pondering the fate of American Democracy. If one
party finds a way to rig all of the elections in the future to enshrine their
majority, then democracy and the great liberating engine of capitalism
The Democrats in Congress put up for a vote legislation to take over the
election process in all 50 states. They filled the bill with crazy ideas
that most Americans, and even many Democrats, think are nonsense,
with the goal to permanently control the levers of national
The bill would allow widespread mail-in voting. It would let convicted
felons vote after they are released from prison, and even though 80%
of Americans support voter-ID laws, the legislation would wipe out
common sense ID requirements adopted in many states like Oklahoma.
If voter integrity is at risk; if voter fraud is facilitated; if one party
controls the outcome of future elections, then tyranny will overwhelm
our economic system and prosperity will diminish rapidly.
Thanks to the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate, the legislation has died
for now. Pray that the filibuster lives on!