I never cease to be impressed by the incredible wisdom and detailed thought and care the Founding Fathers gave to the Constitution and the Republic. Their wisdom far exceeded their times and produced a system of government and a document that has an incredible sense of timelessness. In that blanket statement, I cover the entire document including the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.
However, there is one inclusion they placed in our Founding Documents that must never be lost. The Electoral College must be preserved. I am fully aware of the latest push and the attempt to reeducate and indoctrinate regarding that process. Many of those insisting that we move away from it truly believe that we are a majority rule Democracy and do not grasp the concept of representative government. They believe that, in all things, the majority must rule. That is a recipe for destruction governmentally and in many areas of life.
If you are a parent, do you manage your home and your children using that principle? If so, you either have or will have anarchy and chaos in the home. Your children will learn no discipline and you will fail in your assignment to ‘train them in the way they should go.’ If you run a business do you operate under that principle and allow the employees to determine by majority vote the direction, work hours, and duty assignments? If you do, your business is either failing or will fail miserably. If the military, tasked with protecting this nation were to operate in that manner we would have been defeated long ago and would be under despotic tyranny now.
Those thoughts are not the prime target of my desired discussion today. I want to address the Electoral College vs the Popular Vote. There is a very serious move by the Left to do an end-run around the Constitution and subvert the process making the Popular Vote the deciding factor in all future presidential elections. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is dangerously close to securing the strength to destroy our system of elections and plunge us into the abyss of political destruction.
The NPVIC is nothing more than an arm of the Liberal Left seeking to give absolute power to the Democrat-dominated regions of this nation. Namely, California, New York, and Chicago. There are other sectors but those three alone would virtually always determine the outcome of the elections and those are all deeply steeped in the Democratic ideology.
The pitch on the website of the NPVIC reads as follows:
The National Popular Vote interstate compact would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The bill ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election. The bill is a constitutionally conservative, state-based approach that preserves the Electoral College, state control of elections, and the power of the states to control how the President is elected.
Their objective would be achieved through a formal agreement in various states and control the needed 270 electoral votes and require their electors to vote for the candidate receiving the most popular votes in the election. They would disregard the wishes of their own voters and require their electors to vote according to the national popular vote totals. Thus far there are 15 states and the District of Columbia in that movement. They control 196 electoral votes. Only 74 more would be required to guarantee the election to the candidate receiving the most popular votes.
I know you have seen it before but the NPVIC signatory states and the number of electors they control are: California (55), New York (29), Illinois (20), New Jersey (14), Washington (12), Massachusetts (11), Maryland (10), Colorado (9), Oregon (7), Connecticut (7), New Mexico (5), Rhode Island (4), Hawaii (4), Delaware (3), Vermont (3), and the District of Columbia (3).
There are seven additional states in which one legislative chamber has approved the measure and one in which both houses of the legislature have approved it. If they pass the measure the NPVIC would decide who is president in all future elections. Their movement conflicts with the Constitution and violates at least two constitutional provisions, including the 12th Amendment. They detail their objective in this manner:
The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President … and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate — The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all certificates and the votes shall then be counted . . . the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed.
The 12th Amendment was ratified specifically to prevent actions like that of the NPVIC from becoming reality. There would be litigation if they succeed in forming their coalition and we lost the election as a result. What would happen? If the Democrats take control of both Houses of Congress and the White House, what would happen to the Supreme Court? What would happen to the agreement of the NPVIC were the Democrats able to pack the court with liberal activist jurist? You know the answer. The Constitution would be a moot point and our Republic would no longer exist.
I contend that were this to pass and stand, the Democrats controlling those states would never cast their ballots for a Republican were he/she to win the popular vote. Professor Norman R. Williams wrote in the Harvard Law Review:
[A] withdrawal from the NPVIC would violate the terms … but the Constitution trumps interstate compacts and does so whether Congress ratifies the NPVIC or not. And, sure, other states will undoubtedly sue to compel the withdrawing state to comply … but that lawsuit will likely fail for the reason just discussed. Even more importantly, the very fact that the presidential election would again be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court would again throw the nation into turmoil.
We are fighting for the survival of America and our Freedom. You may believe that we should elect according to popular vote but if we did both coasts would determine the election and the rest of us would have no voice. The electoral college is the only way to guarantee a representative vote and reflection of the wishes of All the States and People not just strongholds of one party or the other.
I am voting No on the Democrats in 2020 and voting Yes for America. God help us if we do not wake up and take a united and definitive stand for Freedom!
God bless you and God bless America!