Virginia legislation to give illegal immigrants drivers' licenses
Just like California and New York, and many other states, the moment the left gains control of all the levers of power, they move to open the electoral system to massive voter fraud. To vote, all you need is a driver's license and a current registration. When you apply for the driver's license, they ask you if you want to register to vote.
I believe 2018 was a test run. Between "vote harvesting" on an unprecedented scale, possible voting machine hacks, voting by hordes of illegal aliens, and previously-barred felons in some states, the Democrats pulled out all the stops to win by fraud what they could not win in a fair election. And it worked. They won the House.
In 2020, with Trump as the target and continued investigations into their corruption and abuses of power on the table, they will go all out to bring Trump down. The impeachment frenzy itself is evidence of that.
I've been concerned about the security of voting machines for some time. It now appears we have solid evidence that some were compromised.
Democrats want to track gun purchases with credit card records
There is legislation in the House. This is basically an official version of "Operation Chokepoint", with authorizing legislation to impose new reporting requirements on credit card companies to detect (and presumably try to prevent) buying guns with credit cards. The theory is that mass shooters spend a lot of money on guns with their credit cards right before the event. This is certainly false in the general sense; all you need is one gun, or a few gallons of gasoline and some wits. This proposal will be absolutely ineffective unless it can stop people from buying just one gun on a credit card -- so inevitably that's how it will eventually be applied.
I don't like the implications of the term "wrap up", especially not with a summer timeframe. If it's wrapped up by summer that leaves basically zero time for prosecutions. Unless the idea is that prosecutions are started and continued after "wrapping up".
But wait, you say -- how does making pricing information publicly available make health care more affordable?
Competition on price. Doctors can no longer hide their prices from you, or engage in complex negotiations with different insurance companies. This will help patients choose their service providers based on price and value.
As far as reforms go, this is worse than useless. Yes, any Democrat AG could and would reverse this prior to opening such an investigation. But more pertinantly, the people involved in Crossfire Hurricane will likely insist to their last day that they weren't targeting Trump or his campaign. They will claim they were targeting Carter Page, who just happened to be on Trump's campaign.
This transparent lie will nonetheless be sufficient to get around the policy change Barr announced.
This is not a personality over policy thing. Yes, both Trump and Bernie have chrisma, which is lacking among many of their opponents. But it is not the only thing their opponents lack. They are also both proposing radical solutions to real modern problems. Yes, their proposals are very different policies -- but they are also very different from the establishment preferred policies.
There is clearly a large demographic group that feels alienated by the common policies of the "established" Republican and Democrat parties. Trump won the primary on the basis of proposing radical solutions his party previously gave lip service to without actually accomplishing. In that year, the Democrats nominated Hillary and "establishment" politics were supposed to prevail with her coronation. That did not happen.
Colorado goes for intrusive firearm storage felony law
It should be up to you how you want to store your guns. After all, only you know your own circumstances best. Only you know whether you have kids, and whether you can trust your kids with firearms or whether you need to restrict access to them. It should be up to you whether you want a safe, a locked case, or a drawer by your bed. It should be up to you whether you store your gun loaded and ready for use in self defense, or empty and with the ammunition stored in a separate and locked compartment were you cannot get to it when you need it to save your life.