Alright, I know that the Electoral College remains a mystery to most people, but after a quick Google of the topic, anyone should be able to have enough information to realize why the founding fathers put such a system into place.

Evidently CBS Sunday Morning programmers/editors/writers have had their fingers broken or don't have access to a computer....

CBS Sunday Morning (10/21) just finished a piece on the Electoral College that was created to undermine and vilify this part of voting process. Using young school children (they're so cute, innocent and honest that you have to have sympathy with them - typical emotional blackmail tactics), they set out to show how UNFAIR the Electoral College is to the voters (after all, "your vote doesn't count") and how antiquated the process is ("no other country in the world uses a construct like the Electoral College").

What they don't explain is that the Founding Fathers realized the destructiveness of anarchy brought about by the popular vote, how 'popularity' and 'emotionality' could swing this country onto the wrong course; sort of like being hoodwinked by a slick talking community organizer with silky words but no action plan.....oops been there, done that.

The rest of the piece went on to talk about the organizations who have put into plan the nullification/revocation of the Electoral College, even having 'constitutional scholars' backing such plans....oops been there, done that too.

This insidious plan to nullify the Electoral College must be exposed and stopped before it negates that safeguards put into place by our founding fathers.

States who participate in the plan to nullify the Electoral College include Massachusetts. The nullification phenomenon is all the more important because of the deafening silence from Washington. It should come as no surprise that there are no fiery, angry complaints from Washington regarding this challenge to the Constitution by Massachusetts legislators. Five other states already have passed similar measures. The current administration is very choosy in how it asserts its authority.

The Constitution can be altered or amended only through a constitutional convention or a two-thirds vote in both Houses of Congress (Article 5). State legislatures are not empowered to alter or amend the Constitution.

The Founders were very specific about their preference for representative versus direct democracy. They thought, with a few exceptions, that direct democracy would be more likely to lead to a tyranny of the people very much like what was seen in the murderous and cruel actions of mobs in the latter stages of the French Revolution.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson argued these points extensively, especially during their famous correspondence. Adams took the representation side and Jefferson the populist.

Adams was motivated by a lack of trust in the ability of “the people” (as a bloc) to make the wisest decisions. He argued that better-qualified people (educated and with upstanding character) should be selected by the general electorate so they could then make the best decisions in their representative capacity. In this way, the mob mentality of large populations, like that of the French Revolution, could best be negated.

We must defend our Constitutionality.

We must ensure that the safeguards put into place over 200 years ago remain.

We MUST make this an issue along with our political party affiliations, or we will be ruled by the emotional, pandered to masses whose motivation comes from what they can get from those who still pay taxes.

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  • I have a different fear about the Electoral College.  Strictly speaking, the electors can vote for whomever they choose regardless of the votes cast in their state.  So, suppose, just for argument's sake that an administration were to target a small number of electors, six to ten would be sufficient, in states in which it is clear that the opposition will win the popular vote.  They could threaten the elector's families and/or offer the electors enormous bribes.  Let's work with six and suppose that the opposition party has "won" the electoral college 271 to 267, but the six targeted electors go against the will of their voters.  Then 271 becomes 265 and 267 becomes 273, and the (hypothetical) administration maintains control of the Presidency.  Think long and hard about this.  This is very much in parallel to how Hitler gained control in Germany.

  • Both the Senate and Congress were not intended to receive more money than those who are actually serving their Country in the Armed Forces after all how much do they actually work huh? As well as not depositing into the Social Security and Medicare coffers. If elected that should be a must!!!

  • Interesting fact / / / the debate is in Boca Raton - Obama and the Democrats are after the Hispanic voters- 

    Does he and the DNC not know that you do not want to hold a debate that sets your chances to win in a city that is named in ENGLISH AS 

    RATS MOUTH

     

    LAUGH HERE




  • "You draw an interesting nexus between those who are on state assistance and how they would vote; if they even do."

    Mark, how bout a free Obama phone?

  • Want to get more turnover in all levels of elected offices? It is easy - just make their RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS TO BE SOCIAL SECURITY LIKE ALL OF US - no big deal they will be out of their quickly - oh yes and reduce the Salaries by 25% - it was never intended by the Founders to be PROFESSION LIKE PROSTITUTION!!!!!

  •  Anyone group or persons who create chaos in any way and the result is destruction of the city's property as well as common every day citizens property is in my estimation a form of Anarchy. Socialists,Anarchists and Communists with radical Islamist's thrown in is what then? What does the governed citizen look forward to huh?

  •  Since when are we considered subjects???????? Over my dead torso!!!!!!!! I served for this Country of ours, I obeyed the laws of it, I worked all my life for it and now P/T because we have young ones and illegals that won't work for it but they have the Audacity to call me a Natural Born Subject? I'm a Natural born Red?White?Blue legal American citizen who is fed up to his eyeballs with this B___! S___! 

  • Reference 

    http://mises.org/daily/545#.UIBlkI5ndBA.email

    Has credibility 

  • The removal of the fraud and usurper barack hussein obama would go a long way to restoring this constitutional republic . The US Congress is ignoring their oath to the US Constitution to protect and defend that constitution from enemies foreign and domestic . The US Congress knows We The People have a fraud and usurper sitting in the White House going by the name of barack hussein obama using a stolen social security number , forged birth certificate and forged selective service registration card to prove he is a legal sitting US President .

  • This is one of the best articles and best comments. This is what should be done in the schools. All of you have provided different views,facts and preferences. When I was in school, we had debates discussions and everyone participated. This type of discussion is very interesting and students would feel better about studying,learning, themselves,participating and contributing to their country as a citizen. Life would be so much easier and manageable if people like you were in the govt. One of the biggest problems today is California runs the country. They are deemed part of the "Pacific Rim" and they think they are the elite special and smartest people on earth. They claim to be saparate from the rest of US. Unfortunately, there are more Dems than conservatives in the State Legislature. I am glad they do not get more Electoral votes than the other states. The North Eastern States also think they have more rights to elections than the rest of the citizens. Anyway, the People have to get over this  high & mighty attitude. The people sitting in this govt came into the seat with "getting rich" and POWER ideas. The majority (popular) vote determines State govt. Maybe we need the Electoral College in state elections. I do know the people in govt need to go-every one of them! The members have to die to give up a seat. THAT is one of the biggest factors we are in such bad shape. I wonder why the Founding Fathers did not factor that in?? There may be "lost" ammendments.  Not one politician likes the election process and always looking for ways to circumvent it.  WE the people have to get a handle on our rights and take this country back.

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