I Choose Hope for America

Published January 15, 2022 by Nan Mykel

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President Obama presents Congressman John Lewis with Presidential Medal of Freedom. Image commons.wikimedia.org

It feels as though the Doomsday Clock for American democracy and stability took a swing in the wrong direction these past few days.

Two greed-driven Democrats whose campaign coffers have been swelling with special interest money even though they’re not up for reelection announced they would not support even temporarily modifying the filibuster to allow passage of voting rights legislation.

Thus, they joined 50 Republican Senators in effectively killing the bill. Sixteen of those lockstep-voting Senate Republicans, as President Biden pointed out, were participants in the unanimous 2006 Senate vote for voting rights legislation—signed into law by Republican President George Bush.

The irony is that by definition, a filibuster is “an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly…”

When the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 came before…

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