The National Popular Vote Compact is an attempt to destroy the Electoral College. It is a direct attack on the Constitution. It is only one of many moves by the administration or people connected to the administration to alter our Constitution and Bill of Rights, long under attack by the left.
It is one of the most dangerous threats to our Republic today and yet few know anything about it.
Megyn Kelly discussed the issue of the National Popular Vote Compact with Chris Stirewalt on The Kelly File Monday evening.
Destroying the Electoral College would seriously damage our Constitution. We would be left with a democracy. That might not sound bad to some but the devil is in the details.
President Obama rarely refers to the United States as a Republic and when he does, he often qualifies it. He likes to say the U.S. is a constitutional democracy, counting on the ignorance of the American people to not notice and to just absorb his subtle redefinition of our system of governing. He wants people who don’t know their history to get used to the new terminology as if it were a minor semantic adjustment.
Listen to one clip in which he says we are the oldest constitutional democracy (we apologize for the quality but it’s only 17 seconds):
Our Founding Fathers built a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has elected or nominated a president rather than a monarch or a dictator. They built a Republic partly because it also protects us from the tyranny of the collective.
According to a number of civic websites on the Internet, in contrast, a constitutional democracy is a governmental system that is based on popular sovereignty.
In a constitutional democracy, the structures, powers as well as limits of government are set forth in a constitution.
Most rights within a constitutional democracy are also balanced by responsibilities and order and that is an important point. The balance of our Bill of Rights would be achieved according to the beliefs of whoever is in power. For example, if a leader thinks certain speech is offensive, that leader could limit free speech.
We saw an example of that type of governance – rule by emotion – on Tuesday when Justice Sonia Sotomayor went on a mindless rant in favor of Affirmative Action in the Michigan case. Her entire argument was not based on law, it was based on ideology and her emotions. Affirmative Action helped her personally and her response in the dissenting opinion was based, not on law, but on her personal feelings. Her feelings excluded the fact that someone more able was displaced to give her that opportunity.
Both Justices Sotomayor and Kagan were chosen by Barack Obama to rule by emotion.
In a constitutional democracy, the authority of the majority is limited by legal and institutional means so that the rights of individuals and minorities are respected, according to the Center for Civic Education.
In other words, it’s not about rule of law so much as it is about those in power deciding who is being treated unfairly with the government then responding unilaterally to right the alleged wrongs. This is social justice.
An example of how this works is taking place this week. AG Holder will release thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of prisoners arrested for drug crimes because the administration feels drug laws are unfair, particularly to minorities. The are abusing the power of clemency to do it.
According to the Center for Civic Education, the United States is a constitutional democracy. This is incorrect, the US is a Constitution-based federal republic with a strong democratic tradition.
Constitutional democracies end up as dictatorships of some kind eventually if one is to go by history. This is another reason the Founding Fathers put a Republic in place as opposed to a Democracy.
Quotes from the Founding Fathers:
John Adams: Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
Thomas Jefferson: A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.
James Madison: Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.
John Quincy Adams: The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.
Thomas Jefferson: The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Benjamin Franklin (maybe): Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
James Madison: Democracy was the right of the people to choose their own tyrant.
A constitutional democracy is legislative Marxism, sometimes referred to as “democratic socialism.” This is where Barack Obama is taking us and it is what he meant when he said he would fundamentally transform us.
With a constitutional democracy, which Obama seems to think is our form of government or should be, the government owns or regulates the economy, the property, and the destinies of the people, but the people get to elect the leaders who will run things.
Unfortunately, the vote is often corrupted. We see that in the United States with the administration’s push to ban voter ID, claiming minorities are too incompetent to secure one.
We also see it in the attempts by George Soros’ son Jonathan and others to disembowel the Electoral College and replace it with the National Popular Vote Compact (NPVC), a vote in which the populated cities with their corruption and left-wing bias take over the presidential and vice presidential elections.
It has been insidiously making its way towards finalization. If you are unfamiliar with it, click here for information. The video on the link is long but well worth listening to:
Listen to Sen. Mitch McConnell, it’s a very good clip:
Many uninformed Republicans have signed on to it. They’ve fallen victim to the lie in part because they are concerned that Republican candidates are completely locked out of ever winning a presidential election in many liberal states. Unfortunately, the NPVC is not the answer. It will make most states into liberal enclaves. Not only will small states be ignored under this plan, but small communities within states will be ignored.
This is another reason the Founding Fathers chose to form a Republic – to give smaller states and communities a say in who the president and vice president will be.
When you see the Communist fist being used to advertise the NPVC it should be a dead giveaway. Daily Kos, a Soros website, uses this symbol for NPVC.
The oppressive regulations, land takeovers, and lawlessness of President Obama could very well transition us to a constitutional democracy.
The most universally established system of economics and politics in the world today is democratic socialism. It blankets all of Europe, all of Latin America, except Cuba where a Communist dictatorship is barely surviving, all of Australia, New Zealand, and is likely to be the pattern which will be adopted by both Russia and China before the next couple of years.
Why do people think it couldn’t happen here?
The Founders hoped that the idea of a free democratic republic would become the universal pattern for freedom, peace and prosperity. As it turned out, not a single country followed the United States all the way, but many countries were inspired to obtain their freedom and then set up a centralized government rather than divided, balanced, limited government similar to the United States, according to the Latter Day Conservative..
Losing the Electoral College is very serious. It strikes at the core of our Republic, It will mean the death of the Republic by turning our most important vote into a “democratic” vote. It will make us into the constitutional democracy President Obama has foreseen.