Democrats Look To Change The Election Rules
Published : December 21, 2018
This was done in Wisconsin in 2010 with the election of the conservative Gov. Scott Walker, who intended to focus on balancing the budget and cutting taxes. Democrats responded with the election result by storming the capitol building, shutting down many schools, and verbally attacking Gov. Walker by calling him Adolf Hitler. All the while, they demanded to undo the will of the people by a costly recall election. The people of Wisconsin responded to this mobocracy by voting for Walker in 2012 with greater numbers than ever before.
In 2016 in the United Kingdom, the voice of the people spoke loud and clear in the vote to leave the European Union. But British progressives in collusion with the EU are now calling for “second Brexit referendum” since they were not satisfied with the voice of the people in the first Brexit referendum.
On the national stage, this was done when Democrat Al Gore lost the Electoral College vote to George W. Bush in 2000. Years after the loss, Gore called for the end of the Electoral College. When Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College vote in 2016 to Donald Trump, Clinton, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, and numerous other Democrats claimed the U.S. Constitution’s Article 2 provision for state electors to select presidents was “undemocratic” and an injustice to democracy as the majority vote did not prevail.
But there is a problem with this complaint. Far too many Americans have been taught that America is a democracy. It is not. Actually reading the rule book, better known as the Constitution, results in understanding that Article 4, Section 4 guarantees “to every State in this Union a republican form of government.”
Democrats and leftists in America and Europe are obsessed with democracy and rule by popular majorities. They gladly accept majority rule in elections, except when they do not win. America’s founders understood the manipulative nature of people and created a republic with layers of checks and balances to prevent the potential tyranny of pure democracy and majority rule.
“Throughout our Constitution are impediments to the tyranny of majority rule. Two houses of Congress pose one obstacle to majority rule” wrote economist and academic Walter E. Williams. “Fifty-one senators can block the wishes of 435 representatives and 49 senators. The president can veto the wishes of 535 members of congress. It takes two-thirds of both houses of Congress to override a presidential veto. To change the Constitution, an amendment must be proposed, which requires not a majority but a two-thirds vote of both houses, and enacted, which requires ratification by three-fourths of state legislatures.”
The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College to prevent the perversion of liberty by majority rule. They knew their history of past experiments with democracy as the form of government too well to test it again on the new country.
Remember, the American republic is a federation of individual sovereign states. Some states have large populations of almost 40 million people, like in the case of California, while other states, like Wyoming, have small populations of less than one million people. The founders understood that a democracy ruled by a simple majority vote would result in populated states dominating national politics and thereby destroying the liberty of the people of smaller populated states.
Through the Electoral College and the requirement of equal representation per state in the Senate, the founders put in place a republican form of government. The truth is that progressivism does not really care about rhetoric of democracy, majority, or equality. What the left wants is power, pure unadulterated political power to dominate the people of America and Europe with the big government statist agenda.
In the celebration of Christmas this year, thank God that the founders created a republic and let all Americans resolve in the New Year to stay vigilant for life and liberty.