WASHINGTON: The Electoral College isn’t rotten. It’s the mob and the oligarchs that are. However, the Electoral College is the next Progressive target. Without it, a national state, which the Founders opposed, will erase state lines. We will no longer be a country of sovereign states, but an amalgamation.
All in the name of a fool’s errand toward one-man-one-vote
The Constitution and the Right to Vote
Not once in the ratified Constitution is the phrase, or even singularly, the words, “right to vote” mentioned. That bastard product of the original central (not national) government came through the concept of political parties. A beast despised-by the Founders.
Moreover, political parties worship at the altar of the voter.
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. However, this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty. – George Washington in his farewell address
Now, these political party monsters the Founders loathed, these hucksters of political actions committees, lobbyists and printed-money-taxers are fighting to see who can claim every four years the office of: “The most powerful man in the world.”
Incidentally, this concept would have made any Founder, except perhaps Hamilton, sick. The executive office is always the power position of a national state. So-called “checks and balances” be damned. They want the people to choose a powerful executive with the states no more than counties collecting votes.
Time to make Electoral College a vestige of the past. It’s undemocratic, forces candidates to ignore majority of the voters and campaign in a small number of states. The presidency is our one national office and should be decided – directly – by the voters https://t.co/OyRbXOiBpz
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) February 26, 2019
The Electoral College is not democratic; they will cry. They will speak of its antiquation as if were the old white man’s way to keep the people under their thumb.
It shouldn’t be. It never was intended to be. However, to these “criers” the Electoral College is the great opposition to democracy.
The mode of appointment of the chief magistrate of the United States is almost the only part of the system, of any consequence, which has escaped without severe censure, or which has received the slightest mark of approbation from its opponents. – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No.68
However, those attacking the Electoral College are Democrats. Those defending it are Republicans. Neither seems to know what they are in defense of in their positions.
The Democrats are just what they label themselves—Democrats.
They believe in majority rule as Plato even in its ultimate downward spiral to Ochlocracy—mob rule. It should be no surprise to learn that the most vocal for eliminating the Electoral College are those two magnificent scholars: Hillary Clinton and (drum roll) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!
Hillary whines because she doesn’t get to be the most powerful woman in the world when she got more popular votes than Trump. So what, Barabbas got more votes than Jesus. Cortez whines because the President has but both Justice Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the Supreme court. This is one of those arguments settled with the statement “Elections have consequences.”
That is her claim. Many think she whines because she is just stupid. She doesn’t seem to know much about PAC monies. (Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885G in campaign contributions ‘off the books,’ FEC complaint alleges)
The Republicans believe in whatever will get Republicans elected. The Neocons and the Never-Trumpers believe in a single national state ruled from Washington. How you get a Republican president is the only question. Appointment, state sovereignty, mob rule, doesn’t matter.
As long as he heads an American Empire as “leader of the free world.” For now, the Electoral College is the Republicans best bet. Especially with illegal aliens pouring across the border and filling Democratic voting booths.
What is the Electoral College?
The Electoral College consists of 538 electors divided among the states. Each state is a sovereign state with its own separate but equal powers. A majority of 270 electoral votes from among the states is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators.
This provides a sense of fairness to presidential elections as it stops a heavily populated state with a central city like Calfornia whose policies include sanctuary state status, abolishment of ICE and socialist democrat programs from deciding how individuals in lower population density states, like North Dakota with three electoral college votes, will live.
A more present allegory would be that the Electoral College stops a rising politician like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from removing a plurality of voting fairness from states like Kentucky.
Why the Electoral College matters
So the purpose of the Electoral College is to balance the votes of the larger population cities, primarily liberal, with states, like those in the fly-over districts, that are mostly Republican. This is why the maps of the 2016 election show that the country is predominantly red.
What requires recognition is that the blue areas are areas where larger numbers of voters reside have more electoral votes. This balances their larger population centers.
The above map shows the Electoral Vote distribution for the 2017 Elections.
Compare this with the popular vote received by Clinton and Trump in 2016:
Opponents to the Electoral College say that as Clinton won the popular vote, her losing the Oval is unfair. They want to give all the power to determine the countries legislative future to those living in more densely populated blue states.
This means a millennial in Los Angeles or New York will determine how the government works for the Montanna rancher. Or the Southern Illinois tractor manufacturer.
The electoral college fairly balances the states not by population but by the sovereign rights each state holds via the Constitution. To many, the Electoral College is proof of the founding father’s brilliance that has assured equal representation of all Americans for the last 240 years.
Plato’s philosophy of republics, which is what Republicans claim to be, is an oligarchy.
This theory of rule by the few fits nicely with the Bush family and Cheney family sorts. The fewer, the merrier. Thirteen independent states formed in confederation after declaring each a separate sovereign state.
They agreed in a new constitution to an executive as president as elected equally by each state. Not the people en masse. They did not want a mob calling for the election of a powerful man (or woman). However, then they had few, if any, babbling idiots like AOC running loose.
Nor did they have any Jeb Bush types pouting in the corner.
How the BlueShift 3D map was made: