Half the time, one really does wonder just how many distractions are planted in the mainstream media, if only to detract from the real news going on.
And, in light of the upcoming midterm elections in the fall, it is rather critical to know just where the White House happens to stand on one of its many executive orders signed in 2021, chiefly the order that required all federal agencies to promote voter registration and participation.
“It is the policy of my Administration to promote and defend the right to vote for all Americans who are legally entitled to participate in elections,” Biden boomed, “it is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy.”
Signed with such public pomp and circumstance by the White House figurehead, otherwise known as President Biden, it seems rather odd that little, if any, follow-up has ensued in light of the order, in spite of the fact that federal agencies apparently leapt to attention after the White House ordered them to.
Then again, one’s attention is certainly drawn to the executive order’s intent to “combat misinformation,” especially since it appears that the definition of “facts,” and for that matter “science,” may vary with Democrats.
And, given that the White House has gone awfully quiet on exactly what it has achieved with the executive order to date, it is not terribly surprising that the Washington Examiner has written at length on other disturbing developments that have ensued in the months since the order was signed.
Specifically, only brief summaries have been disclosed from the fourteen different federal agencies tasked with ostensibly “promoting voter registration,” offering little to no substantive insight into exactly what was done.
Which is precisely why Representative Rodney Davis, the ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, is calling for a tad more accountability from the White House.
“The bottom line is that we support every eligible American registering to vote. But these federal agencies don’t have the legal authority to go outside the scope of their missions to conduct political activities,” Davis warned.
Translation: Don’t use executive orders in a backhanded, utterly partisan, and potentially illegal, attempt to sway future elections.
And if “potentially illegal” seems harsh, just consider the commentary from Representative Ted Budd regarding the Biden administration’s latest stonewalling when it comes to even a modicum of transparency.
“It’s become quite clear that the Biden administration doesn’t want to answer any questions about their backdoor election takeover plan,” Budd mused, “maybe that’s because the administration knows that the American people don’t want taxpayer-funded resources from federal agencies being used as tools to help the Democratic Party.”
Nor do they want taxpayer-funded weapons ending up in Taliban hands.
The Foundation for Government Accountability, based in Florida, recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request in order to find out exactly what the fourteen federal agencies have done with regards to “voter registration” and “misinformation.”
In particular which side of the “misinformation” they are on.
As observed by the foundation’s Tarren Bragdon and Stewart Whitson in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, “a president has every right to sway potential voters on the campaign trail. He has no right to influence them using the force of the federal government.”
The president also has no right to block peaceful assembly, which he has, nor routinely attempt to override the power of the courts, which he has, nor use the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Justice as a means of spying on parents who dare to question a school curriculum centered on CRT and gender identity.
One can only hope that Dems get a real wakeup call regarding this and more in the upcoming midterms.
Author: Ofelia Thornton