Well, this was inevitable to make headlines the moment the 2000 Election was certified.
The march to absolute despotic Socialism continues unabated as America is square on the fast track like all the preceding Republics before us, to trade it for absolute pure mobocracy. As if the deliberate mantras about America being a “democracy” spewed by the media and education elites weren’t enough to brainwash us – the efforts by the political elite on the Left to push for populism in making permanent their power is now in it’s final phase of realization.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced Saturday that she is introducing a resolution to abolish the Electoral College and provide for the direct popular vote of the President.
“There is no question that our system of electing a President is outmoded, but this initiative is not the way to do it. I believe that the Electoral College must be abolished, and that the President be elected through direct popular election.”
“And the current system enables a handful of states to become battleground states, and disenfranchises tens of millions of American voters in the most important election in the nation. By amending the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College, and replacing it with a system in which the winner is the candidate with the most votes nationwide, we will ensure that the method of electing the President and Vice President is fair and uniform.”
Clearly this idiot is either totally ignorant and/or deliberately deceptive about what our Founders intended by establishing the Electoral College.
But Feinstein is not alone in calling for the abolishment of the Electoral College:
54 per cent of respondents think the U.S. should get rid of the Electoral College so that the winner of the popular vote becomes president.
In their wisdom, the Founders established the Electoral College for the sole purpose of preventing large cities dictating the presidency and the policy for the entire nation. Should the initiative succeed and the Electoral College abolished (which would require a Constitutional Amendment) and a popular vote instituted, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and other large Democrat/Blue state cities would decide Presidential elections. It’s simple numbers. Small states like Idaho and Nebraska would have no voice in a national election, and would be completely ignored by presidential candidates who would pander political policies to the largest population centers. Eventually the only candidates to seek the Presidency would be candidates from those areas, completely oblivious to rural concerns. It’s simple math and deduction of how human nature operates. Candidates would only have to stump in big cities to ensure a win of the popular vote for president, and big cities today are the strongholds of Democrats and Socialists.
Of course the Liberals and Socialists that have been pushing for the abolishment of the Electoral College pooh-pooh those concerns. Their arguments are that the Founders’ intent was to ensure voters had “equal information” before casting a vote, when the intent was to ensure rural voters had A VOICE in presidential election. The additional arguments are often so juvenile and absurd – I’m not going to waste bandwidth slicing them apart here, but clearly the amount of Constitutional understanding of WHY things were established as they were are completely lost on a nation hell-bent on becoming a giant Socialist Nanny State.
I warn fellow Constitutionalists and Conservatives not to get complacent on this issue and think that a required Constitutional Amendment spares us from what Feinstein and the Democratic Left are wanting. There are already proposals out there for end-runs around the requirement.
The Campaign for the National Popular Vote, has proposed an ingenious solution. States, under the Constitution, can allocate their electoral votes any way they see fit. The campaign proposes to secure legislation–state by state–to allocate votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote. As soon as you’ve signed up enough states to get 270 electoral votes, you have a de facto popular vote system in place. It’s an end run around the small-state veto
We’re on an express train to Despotic Socialist tyranny – and if we do not put the brakes on or derail this juggernaut – we might as well kiss what’s left of our liberties away right now, because a mobocracy is nine wolves and a lamb deciding what is for dinner. You do the rest of the math.