National Popular Vote – Death of A Republic – Important Update!

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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands…

After we take out the Republic, what is next, allegiance, one nation, God?

This is a NYS issue at this moment but for readers from other states, you should know that it is currently going on in each state in the union. It will break the union into compacts for the Presidential election. Please find out where your state stands.

Update: 3/16: Inadvertently, due to a hard and busy week, one Long Island politician mistakenly told GOPers at a meeting on Long Island that the NPV (S4208/AB489) was not coming up for a vote. He misspoke and that has been cleared up.

NPV can come up for a vote at any moment! We can and must stop its passage in New York.

This bill has been around since 2005. It passed the Senate last year and died out in the Assembly. Just so you know, bills have to “age” before they can be voted on. It is currently at its third reading, which means it has “aged” and can be voted on at any moment – as soon as someone decides to pull it out for a vote. It will be voted on by the full House.

How is it that it has so much support from both sides of the aisle? I  have worked in an extremely busy job that required multi-tasking and I know it is possible to make a dozen mistakes in a day and still be very competent. Many people who voted for this bill simply made a mistake.

The far left is empowered and they want the NPV for this Presidential election. This bill has negative repercussions for both left and right.

I don’t want this bill to pass to find out what is in it.

This bill is a state initiative that actually destroys state sovereignty in the Presidential election! It is the equivalent of people voting in a free election for a fascist regime that will take away their voting rights.

If you have not already done so, please click here to contact your NYS Senator, click here to contact your NYS assemblyman, and contact Governor Cuomo here. Ask them to NOT vote for the National Popular Vote Compact.

Here are some Senators numbers/emails (the full House will vote) and I will as possible:-

Dean Skelos, 516-766-8383

Joseph A. Griffo, sponsor, 518-455-3334, griffo@nysenate.gov

Senator Flanagan, 631-361-2154

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., 516-882-0630, fuschill@nysenate.gov

Owen Johnson, 631-669-9200, ojohnson@nysenate.gov

Carl L. Marcellino, 516-922-1811, marcelli@nysenate.gov

Lee Zeldin, 631-585-0608, zeldin@nysenate.gov (Senator Zeldin is opposed to NPV and will not vote for it)

Jack Martins, 518-455-3265

John Flanagan, 631-361-2154

Ken LaValle, (518) 455-3121, (631) 473-1461

Assembly – 

Dean Murray, 631-207-0073, 518-455-4901,

Al Graf, AL@AlGraf.org (Al Graf is vehemently opposed and will not vote for it)

People have asked me how the states can do this but it’s a simple answer. States can pass laws on how to award their electoral votes at any time.

Original Story: 3/15: We live in a Republic,** not a Democracy,***and any changes to be made to our form of government must be through a constitutional amendment. An alleged loophole in the law has enabled a son of George Soros to, with other like-minded individuals, launch an initiative called the National Popular Vote Compact (NPVC or NPV) which will circumvent the Constitution.

Under the NPVC, participating states in the compact would allocate their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, rather than the winner of the popular vote in their state.

It will force states in the compact to give their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote, making it possible for a candidate with 30% of the vote to win. As few as 11 states could decide an election! [I sense lawsuits here.]

It will end the Republic as we know it. It falsely presumes that it will be counting every vote, “democratically.” It will not. What it does is eliminate the safeguards afforded us by the electoral college. It will subject us to the tyranny of the masses and give us a weakened form of government.

Polls allegedly claim that 70% of the people want to eliminate the electoral college, but do the participants in the polls understand exactly what the end result will be (if the polls are even accurate). There are far better ways to improve the electoral college.

NPV enjoys bipartisan support and ironically it will negatively impact both the left and the right, depending on which states are involved at any given time though it is currently seen as favoring Democrats and has received tremendous support from the Occupiers and various Soros think tanks and affiliates – Demand Progress being one.

Currently this compact is on a path to becoming the law of the land. The agreement will go into effect when states with a total of more than the 270 electoral votes (the number required to win a presidential election) have adopted the agreement.

New York with its 29 electoral votes is significant. If you need more information about NPV, please see below.

 

The NPV bill S4208/AB489 in New York is now coming to a vote in the New York State Senate & Assembly and we can stop it!

If you have not already done so, please click here to contact your NYS Senator, click here to contact your NYS assemblyman, and contact Governor Cuomo here. Ask them to NOT vote for the National Popular Vote Compact.

SAMPLE LETTER

Header: The Unconstitutional National Popular Vote  (S4208/AB489) will essentially destroy the Electoral College, ending our Republic

Letter: I am writing to you to demand that bill S4208/AB489, otherwise known as the National Popular Vote Compact, be voted down.

This bill, about to be taken to a vote in New York, will rob New York of its state sovereignty by forcing it to turn over all electoral votes to the candidate with the most popular votes within the compact, regardless of how New Yorkers voted.

The bill is short-sighted in that each Party is looking at it as a way of making their party’s votes count more when it actually serves the broader purpose of abolishing our Republic for a Democracy which is a weaker form of government if history be the judge.

A candidate could win with only 30% of the vote and as few as 11 states could decide the election, disenfranchising voters and even whole states.

The Electoral College, despite its flaws, serves the all-encompassing view of democracy. It recognizes, not only the individual vote, but also the organized interests that are represented by each state and it keeps the most voters engaged.

E Pluribus Unum – out of many, one. It is the motto of our Republic, the Republic which this bill seeks to destroy.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Sincerely yours,

 

DEFINITIONS: –
**Republic – It is a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governed according to law. Laws that are absolute and cannot be changed set a republic. The body works within those guidelines.

Our Founding Fathers gave us an Electoral College because we were a republic, not a democracy. The Electoral College follows the principle of elected representation. It was designed to further promote the ideals of balance and of separation of powers. It gives the smaller states true representation in a fair and just manner by allowing their voices, as well as rural America, to be heard. It prevents the control of the nation by highly populated urban centers, thus reducing the risk of elections being bought or won by fraud where power could be consolidated.

***Democracy – Is by direct majority vote of the people. When an issue is to be decided, the entire population votes on it; the majority wins and rules. A democracy is ruled by majority feeling, what the Founding Fathers described as “mobocracy.” For example: in a democracy, if a majority of the people decides that murder is no longer a crime, murder will no longer be a crime. As in the case of abortion in a Republic, murder will always be a crime, because it is an absolute law.

More Information about NPVC –

This NPVC will –

  • Circumvent the Constitution.
  • Allow a candidate with as little as 30% of the vote to win if a third party enters the race. The Democrats are currently trying to set up a sham third party candidate through their website, “Americas Elect.” It could become like a Banana Republic with 20 people running and a candidate could win with a plurality. This law allows for that eventuality.
  • Eleven states could decide the election.
  • Make states with the largest populations subject to all the campaign financing and electioneering because they will be the only ones that will count.
  • Reduce the vote to the lowest common denominator. Grass-roots will no longer exist. Money will determine the election.
  • Since few will bother with the less populated states, voters will be disenfranchised.
  • Fraud will run rampant because it can be concentrated on only those states with the largest populations.
  • The needs and involvement of smaller states, the character of which is so vital to our nation’s success, will be dismissed.
  • Recounts won’t take place in one state as they did in Florida in 2000, they will cover every state in the compact. What a mess!
  • It is likely unconstitutional and the lawsuits to follow will be costly. What happens in the meantime? We know how long it takes for these cases to get through the court system. Does the current President stay in power until it is decided?
  • It destroys states’ rights by using a state initiative. It will destroy state sovereignty in the Presidential election. It is equivalent to a country voting for a dictator and basically voting to lose their rights. It will nationalize the vote, negating a states right to choose how its electoral votes will go.

There are far better options for reforming the electoral college and it should be done constitutionally, but that is for another article.

If you need more information on what this bill is, please check the following –

The National Popular Vote – 11 States Could Decide the Presidential Election

Huff Po – Why National Popular Vote Is A Bad Idea

Heritage – The UnConstitutional National Popular Vote Plan: Preserving the Electoral College (Accompanying Hoseman Slides)

This is how some of our Founding Fathers viewed a simple democracy: –

Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence – ” a simple democracy … is one of the greatest of evils.”

James Madison, U.S. President “Democracies, in general, have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

John Adams, signer and U.S. President- “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

John Quincy Adams, U.S. President “The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.”

Maybe our Founding Fathers chose a republic over a democracy because they remembered the most infamous “democratic” vote in all history. The lesson of a bureaucrat many years ago who turned to a crowd and asked which prisoner should be released – the crowd yelled – “give us Barabbas”. The will of the people spoke that day. When the bureaucrat asked the people what should be done with this innocent man, this Jesus, the crowd responded with a loud cry, “CRUCIFY HIM!”

A democracy can override any law. Jesus was crucified by a majority vote even though they broke 17 laws exercising pure democracy to put him on the cross. This is the reason our founding fathers wanted a republic, a government based on the rule of law which could not be changed by the whims of the people.

The Greek philosopher Socrates was put to death by majority vote. He was not guilty of any human law that was worthy of death, but because a majority of men decided that he should die, he was put to death. [timetracts.com]

Our founding fathers gave us a republic. Benjamin Franklin wanted a republic, a government based on the rule of the law which could not be changed by the whims of the people. He wanted every voice to be heard in a fair and just manner. James Madison, father of the Constitution once said, “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God”. These men succeeded in creating the framework of this great nation and in shaping it to what it is today.

Please sign the petition against the NPVC – New Yorkers Against National Popular Vote Petition

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