WASHINGTON: It is an established principle of the current political class, made up of mostly of abhorrent political party office seekers and bureaucrats, that America’s Electoral College is not just obsolete, but a fool’s errand. The Democrats, for now, are at the forefront of this thought. But then what can be expected of a group of people who think 16-year-olds and jailbirds should vote.
Interestingly, many of these politicians are trumpeters for the Founders and what brilliant men they were (though they were bad for being men). But these same politicians are openly hostile toward the Electoral College. The horrible system that breaches the wall of the real democracy, they claim.
Democrats are dividing our country
The Republican supporters cry in anguish at the thought, though ironically, it was the Republicans who were responsible for making war against America’s Electoral College system in the bloodiest conflict in the history of the western hemisphere; the Civil War. The war’s goal (no, not slave freeing or union-saving) was to end the states as sovereign peoples and claim them within a nonfederal, single national state, a democracy.
Now, this has come to thoroughly haunt them as they attempt defenses by suggesting the Founders were trying to protect the smaller states from the large (population) states as if the states were no more than counties within a state that needed protection.
Warren: I’ll Be ‘Last American President Elected By The Electoral College‘ -The Federalist
But their defenses will always fall short as long as they defend a “national” government.
If the states can’t check the creature they created, the federal government, they will be subjected to changes like the 17th Amendment. They cannot secede as in 1776 nor when they tried again in 1861. As well as the present attempt at individual states to collude to end the electoral college. Federal court undercuts progressive efforts to nullify Electoral College, rules electors can vote freely | Fox News
They will always fail in a defense of America’s Electoral College, as their Republican cousins or brethren will not let them refer to the unpleasantness of 1861-65 as anything but a war of national righteousness (read Yankee). It was a collision between the original Federalists (Nationalists) and Anti-Federalists (True Federalists).
The result being the states became counties.
Socialists pursuing the erasure of America’s Electoral College
But for now, the loudest purveyors against the system are not the wild-eyed, uneducated Trotskyites of the neocon Republicans but the Marxist socialists of the other party.
Elizabeth Warren feels the EC should be done away with in favor of the popular vote.
And her Democratic ilk, Hillary Clinton, cannot cease whining about her “majority of the voters.” Even bringing forward the brilliance of characters like Howard Stern (good grief) to support her in her sour-puss loss.
Stern offering a flippant remark about the stupidity of the Electoral College. Hillary and Howard stern youtube – AOL Video Search Results
For all her war-whooping, Squaw Warren is correct.
It is an undemocratic system. And while it is true, as to the riposte most often hurled, that this is a republic, not a democracy, contemporary defenders of the Electoral College system often misunderstand their defense.
Uttering that America is not a national republic, a single country, where a republican system bestowed a disproportionate percentage of voting power to the “smaller states” via the Founders’ wisdom in protecting them.
Nor was it to impart some magical “check” to a mythical “check and balance” arrangement. The Founders did not create the states. The Founders were representatives of states that formed the federal republic of states. The so-called check and balance ideology cannot exist within the three branches of a singular government. It exists as an ability of the states to say no to the federal government.
The Electoral College system creation was to allow states with heavy urban populations to not select a presiding officer (President) over the entire republican union. Liberal strongholds like Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago are not allowed to choose the President under the electoral college. Smaller density states, like Wyoming, have as much say in the presidential election.
There was no intention, ever, to form a national democracy where the majority, in mob fashion elected anyone to anything. As waffling as he was, Madison was correct in his phrase: “The tyranny of the majority.”
But since Madison was just some despicable old white male, we’ll need to listen to some diverse new Founders. Perhaps, AOC or Hillary Clinton, or that brilliant light of thought and wisdom, Howard Stern.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State
Those Senators elected by the people thereof, for six years. Each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any state in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, that the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This Amendment shall not be amended in order to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.