Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Electoral College

The movement to eliminate the Electoral college does violence to the Constitution and to "original intent".

Kelda Helen Roys makes her arguments in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. But she's dead wrong.

Dr. Kevin Gutzman makes the counter-argument here.

Bottom line: The Electoral college exists because the United States is a "federation" and is set up on Federalist principles that is, the States are Supreme and the Federal Government is answerable to the States. Consequently, it is the States picking the Executive. To do otherwise eliminates the last vestige of States Rights and the Tenth Amendment. It is similar to the reasoning behind each state having two senators.

Either we or our children will look back on these days and say, "they got it wrong"...if they are allowed to speak freely at all. You see, no government in history has amassed power and failed to use it against their citizens.

Read Dr. Gutzman's article. I was fortunate enough to hear him speak a few weeks ago.

2 comments:

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Yep. As Reagan said, we (the states and the people) created the federal government, they didn't create the states. Of course progs don't get it, that's part of the "transformation," to trash our Constitution and set up a totalitarian dictatorship. What they don't yet get is that will necessarily mean the end of Congress, too.

Deekaman said...

Dictatorship? Maybe, but I think an oligarchy is more likely. The Leftist elite believe they are smarter and better than we are; "The Smart People Party".

Some where in theese pages, I referenced the "Smart People" (as opposed to smart people) and linked to an original article. Can't find it now, but the original really nails the intent of the elite.