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March 5

H.R. 1 The “Federal Government Takeover” of Election Law

House Democrats on Monday announced that every single member of their caucus is supporting H.R. 1, the Free People Act. Billed as a way to expand voting rights, the legislation includes everything from a D.C. statehood resolution, to compromising donor privacy, to automatic voter registration. Republicans have said the bill amounts to a “federal government takeover” of election law.

David Keating, the president of the Institute for Free Speech (IFS) says: “H.R. 1 would trample on our First Amendment rights and would impose sweeping new restrictions on speech about campaigns and public affairs. It’s full of complex and unworkable rules, and invades the privacy of nonprofits and their supporters hindering their ability to speak freely about politics.

H.R. 1 would also lead to less speech by experts and watchdog groups, which means worse laws, and less accountability for government leaders. This bill is a blatant assault on the Constitution.” IFS submitted statement on H.R.1: https://www.ifs.org/expert-analysis/house-administration-committee-letter-hr1-2021/. For a PDF version, click here: https://www.ifs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021-02-25_IFS-Statement_US_HR-1_House-Administration-Committee.pdf

View a clip of David Keating on House Democrats’ Bill to Reform Campaign Finance Laws.

 

Why is America’s Obsession with the Apocalypse?

Denver-based sci-fi author Calvin Fisher is an entertainment analyst and sci-fi novelist, author of ‘Northfield’, a post-apocalyptic story, dove into why dark future visions have been a popular staple of our entertainment and are nothing new; from ‘War Of The Worlds’ to ‘Planet Of The Apes’ to Superman’s home planet of Krypton exploding and sending him to earth as a baby. Now in the age of Covid, we’re locked in our homes with an ever-impending sense of dread. Each day, society seems to unravel a little bit more. With the chaos and isolation, we all seek escape in our entertainment and video games had a record year in growth in 2020.

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