Comrade Jamie Raskin said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the electoral college “has become a danger not just to democracy, but to the American people.”
The good Comrade Raskin went on to say, “Well, I think that the Electoral College now, which has given us five popular vote losers as president in our history, twice in this century alone, has become a danger not just to democracy, but to the American people. It was a danger on January 6th, there are so many curving byways and nooks and crannies in the Electoral College, that there are opportunities for a lot of strategic mischief. We should elect the president, the way we elect governors, senators, mayors, representatives, everybody else, whoever gets the most votes win. “
Raskin either does not understand our founding and why our founders did what they did or he is opposed to their reasoning and their purposes for their actions. Raskin, like so many Americans, believes, or at least states that we are a democracy. That is mistake number one, we were never intended to be a democracy. We were formed as a republic. In a republic the law or the Constitution is the Supreme Ruler of the Land while in a democracy the whims and wishes of the majority of some ruling body is the Supreme Ruler of the Land.
Our founders formed us as a Republic and adopted the Electoral College to protect against the evils of democracy which they said is a dictatorship that provides no protections for the liberty and freedom of the people, especially those in the minority.
The way the Electoral College was intended to work was that the people would vote for individuals who would then vote for whom they wanted to be president. In Federalist 68, Hamilton made this his opening statement: “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. The most plausible of these, who has appeared in print, has even deigned to admit that the election of the President is pretty well guarded. I venture somewhat further, and hesitate not to affirm, that if the manner of it be not perfect, it is at least excellent. It unites in an eminent degree all the advantages, the union of which was to be wished for.”
Please reread what Hamilton told us was the overwhelming consensus of those who formed us as a republic where the Constitution was the Supreme Ruler of the Land and not the whims and wishes of the majority of some ruling body. Hamilton said the Electoral College was closest be being revered by all.
Hamilton went on to say, “It was equally desirable, that the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice. A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.”
The founders believed it was best to have discerning people choose our president as opposed to the “people” who would choose a president because he gave them phones. Raskin disagrees with the founders and believes that it is more critical to have uninformed people choose the person for such an important position, but that is what those who favor democracy believe.
And Hamilton gives the reason for the electoral college when he told us, “Nothing was more to be desired than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue, and corruption. These most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one quarter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.”
Today, corruption reigns supreme in the election of the President. Today, China predominantly is the foreign power that orchestrated the election of 2020. Also, it becomes more and more clear that the forces of the World Econimic Forum groomed Obama. Today, corruption is the hallmark of our elections.
Hamilton understood that for the people of the United States to be free from the tyranny of government, we must be a Republic and the Electoral College is a key component of that end. Raskin believes that government must control the lives, choices, thoughts, and statements of all and for this to be accomplished the United States must become a democracy. For the United States to become a democracy, the Electoral College must be eliminated.
You must decide if you want freedom or dictatorship. You must choose between Hamilton and Raskin.
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