Comment by Jim Campbell
October 22, 2018
And the Democrats scheme to scrap it.
Why should a minority of leftist states be able to impose their will upon all of America and Americans?
But of course they would be a major problem for them the U.S. Constitution is in their way.
Most educated voters know that Americans vote for the President every four years, but did you know that the Electoral College that actually elects the President?
The Twelfth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides the basis for the Electoral College. (Source)
The Electoral College is made up of representatives from each state and Washington DC and the biggest states will have more representatives, which we call “electors.”
These electors will give all of their votes to the Presidential candidate that wins the popular vote in each state.
The popular vote is to total number of people that vote for each candidate.
If this system seems strange to you, then you would be correct, the Electoral College is unique to the United States.
The history of the Electoral College dates back to colonial times, before the thirteen colonies and earliest states became the United States.
Back then, each state acted as its own country, printing money and having its own army.
Therefore, when these states did become one country, it made sense to have the states send representatives to a convention to choose the President, based on who the voters in each state liked.
After all, the President did not have as much power then as he does today.
October 22, 2018
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College.
Her argument came on the heels of the Senate’s confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.
Hillary Clinton has long been a critic of the Electoral College.
Just recently, she wrote in The Atlantic, “You won’t be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it’s time to abolish the Electoral College.”
Fortunately for America, she will not be with us much longer what with her multiplicity of mental and physical disorders.
Clearly not her own words, she has never said “Gol darnet,” in her life.
She is more comfortable with words that begin with F and M.F. so we expect more from Arkansas trailer trash?
Subjecting presidential elections to the popular vote sounds eminently fair to Americans who have been mis-educated by public schools and universities.
Worse yet, the call to eliminate the Electoral College reflects an underlying contempt for our Constitution and its protections for personal liberty.
Regarding mis-education, the founder of the Russian Communist Party, Vladimir Lenin, said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
His immediate successor, Josef Stalin, added, “Education is a weapon whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”
A large part of Americans’ mis-education is the often heard claim that we are a democracy.
The word “democracy” appears nowhere in the two most fundamental documents of our nation — the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
In fact, our Constitution — in Article 4, Section 4 — guarantees “to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.”
The Founding Fathers had utter contempt for democracy.
James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 10, said that in a pure democracy, “there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.”
At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Virginia Gov. Edmund Randolph said that “in tracing these evils to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.”
John Adams wrote: “Remember Democracy never lasts long.
It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.
There never was a Democracy Yet, that did not commit suicide.”
At the Constitutional Convention, Alexander Hamilton said: “We are now forming a republican government.
Real liberty” is found not in “the extremes of democracy but in moderate governments.
If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy.”
For those too dense to understand these arguments, ask yourselves: Does the Pledge of Allegiance say “to the democracy for which it stands” or “to the republic for which it stands”?
Did Julia Ward Howe make a mistake in tilting her Civil War song “Battle Hymn of the Republic?”
Should she have titled it “Battle Hymn of the Democracy”?
The Founders saw our nation as being composed of sovereign states that voluntarily sought to join a union under the condition that each state admitted would be coequal with every other state.
The Electoral College method of choosing the president and vice president guarantees that each state, whether large or small in area or population, has some voice in selecting the nation’s leaders.
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