Can we please have a discussion about the Electoral College?
The Communist Left is trying to abolish it. Fourteen states have passed Bill's to adopt it if they get the 270 electoral votes the need. They now have 170.
This cannot happen! It is unconstitutional. My fear is as ever more foreigners, legal and illegal come here, they will eventually get the numbers. If Democrats regain control, there will only be one party after that. Never again will any other party get in. We will be finished.
My question is..... can this possibly happen?
Just to bring it back to the numbers, the left loves to harp on the fact that Hillary won the popular vote by 3,000,000. But she won California by 4,000,000 votes, which means the tally in the rest of the country puts Trump ahead by 1,000,000. Unless you want California to choose our president for the rest of time, you will see the genius of the structure created by all those “dead, white, land holders,” so many tears ago.
I just want to make something clear that a lot of you don't seem to understand. This is not about abolishing the electoral college. This is about a group of states that have passed regulation that will give their electoral votes to the candidate that has the popular vote. They will only do this once there are enough electoral votes to win, 270. Right now they are at 170. This is way to get around the electoral college without abolishing it.
The only thing that I would change about the Electoral College is that now the electors are not obligated to vote the way their state does.
I remember that after Trump won the election there was some speculation by the Left as to whether they could get some Electors to change their votes. There was also some pressure applied... and one elector said that he was getting threats... in an attempt to change his vote.
Now some states are claiming that their Electors will cast their votes not with their state but with the Popular Vote. Those people have just violated their very purpose and perhaps the oath they swore when they were made electors.
In my opinion... the Electoral Votes should be cast automatically... when a state's vote is tallied and certified, the Electoral Votes should be cast automatically without the need for people (possibly corruptible people) to serve as electors.
A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."
The Founding Fathers supported the view that (in the words of the Declaration of Independence) "Men ... are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." They recognized that such rights should not be violated by an unrestrained majority any more than they should be violated by an unrestrained king or monarch.
"to provide a cure for the evils under which the United States labored; that in tracing these evils to their origin every man had found it in the turbulence and trials of democracy...."
"Democracy never lasts long," he noted. "It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself." He insisted, "There was never a democracy that 'did not commit suicide.'"
"It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity."
"... democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths."
he would dedicate himself to "the preservation ... of the republican model of government."
"intended our government should be a republic, which differs more widely from a democracy than a democracy from a despotism."
Here's a link to the full Nov 2000 article from John F. McManus at The New American. A fascinating history of how the US became a democracy rather than a republic.