The Electoral College, a shield of the people, being attacked to strip away more of our defense against tyranny. In 1787 when this new form of government (a Representative Republic) in the world was formed, developed within it, was the “protection” of the electoral college for the people. At that time, all knew that there is a responsibility and a duty that comes with being a citizen of the United States of America, more so than just our vote. Up to this point in history, most have only dealt with monarchies, dictatorships, oligarchies, and socialistic governments, where the authority always dictated from the top down, and they never lasted because of it. The government mandating, what the people can and cannot do, but now with this new government, this new law of the land, (our Constitutional Republic), working hand and hand with the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights is just the opposite of anything that existed before, it tells the government what it cannot do to the people.
This very unique new government, made it so that the citizens themselves are the authority thereof. The citizens must be engaged to make the Republic work; a self-governing government. Yes, there are small acting parts of democracy within this new government, but a more harnessed democracy, controlled and directed by the engagement of each individual citizen, which changes a democracy into our Constitutional Representative Republic. No more standing as a democracy voting in leaders to be the dictators of the people who voted in the leadership. This acknowledgement of the people to work hard, as a free people, to defend each and everyone’s individual sovereignty based on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, is in itself, the act of exercising citizenship for America. Being a representative republic throws away the idea that majority rules, and our separation of powers (Executive, Judicial, and Legislative), insures the checks and balances the people have, to hold the government accountable for the citizenship. It’s important here, to note that our system, if honored as the rule of law, is what prevents us from ever falling into a dictatorial-rule, top down, style of government. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are in fact, collectively, a call to action for American citizens to individually stand up, and get engaged; I cannot emphasize that enough.
The opposition to the electoral college will try and tell you that the very reason for it, gives an unfair representation of less populated states over more populated ones, while hiding the fact that they are actually saying the less populated state’s voice should not matter in the greater grand scheme of things; just another wolf telling the lambs what is for supper. You see, this same opposition will give you polls of the American people that support eliminating the electoral college, when in fact polls are useless on this subject, because the majority of high school, college, graduates or citizens have no clue of what the electoral college even is, let alone know why it was developed in the first place. I challenge anyone reading this article, to go ask the first 10 people they see and have them explain the electoral vote. I think Alexander Hamilton explained the importance best in the Federalist Papers #68, when he stated, that electors come directly from the people and they alone for that purpose only, and for that time only. It is suppose to avoid a party ran legislature or a governing body influenced by interests outside each state that differs from themselves, that no corruption in one state can affect another state’s outcome. In fact, I like the way he describes the makeup of the “United” States of America, when he points out the clear sovereignty of each individual state and the Electoral College Vote, then gathers the will of the “United”, and not the dictatorship of a “majority.”
Our Constitutional Republic is, respecting, honoring, and defending the liberties to all ends possible. This new form of government took away any obedience to a monarch and replaced it with the Constitution, for We The People, for E Pluribus Unum (from the many one) for the “United” States of America. Not the united 10 states of America.
This very way of life is what made America the most beneficial nation on Earth, and yes, even today, socialistic and communistic mentalities around the globe continued to try and dominate world government, and many times targeting our very way of liberty, as an obstacle. This new American experiment has lasted over 243 years, but not without a steady drip, drip, drip, of socialism, communism, fascism, Marxism, and humanism, that is slowly eroding away our system of government, almost as fast as we the people try to perfect it. The erosion leads us back to a new and improved example of failed governments of the past.
So, to prevent mob rule over every state, the founders put a protection in that gives each state at the very least 3 electoral votes, then that way each state will have at least 1 representative for the house and 2 senators for the senate. Population then comes into play and assessed, to determine more representatives for each state. This is fair, as fair can be, to keep the states “United”.
That brings me to the big picture, of why the far leftists are attacking the electoral college, the open borders, the citizenship question on the national census, capitalism, and whether or not the constitution is outdated. They strategically want to erode that which our nation is built on, to “fundamentally change” it to a submissive society that answers to an elitist oligarchy style of socialist governing. Not at all a fear mongering statement, which the opposition will tell you, but there are factual events happening, in a purposeful, large scale, synergistic effort to “transform” America, to something it is not, nor was ever meant to be. The electoral college did exactly what it was supposed to do, it prevented Hillary Clinton from taking the presidency with 19 states as opposed to Donald J. Trump’s 31 states.
“Charlie Mike” (Continue the Mission)