Just when it seemed like Liberals couldn’t get more radical, they’ve taken it to another level of crazy. They intend on unleashing hell in response to the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including possibly impeaching President Trump and “packing” the Supreme Court.
However, their radical ideas aren’t limited to the Supreme Court, as evidenced by CNN’s Don Lemon last night. Ever since Hillary Clinton’s election loss in 2016, several Democrats have proposed eliminating the Electoral College entirely. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even suggested last year that the Senate should be eliminated or altered because each state, no matter its size, has two Senators. If she ever read a history book on the Constitutional Convention, she would know that the issue of representation in the Senate was a heated discussion eventually leading to a compromise in which a bicameral legislature was enshrined.
The Washington Examiner reported, “CNN host Don Lemon proposed radically changing the U.S. political system to take power away from the ‘minority’ vote in the country. ‘We’re going to have to blow up the entire system.’
During the hand-off before his show Monday night, Lemon debated fellow network host Chris Cuomo by arguing Democrats should push to eliminate the Electoral College, which would require a constitutional amendment. Lemon said such a feat was possible if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the presidency and Democrats ‘stack the courts.’”
Besides being a bad idea, Lemon isn’t even constitutionally correct when he says that, if Biden “packed the court,” they could eliminate the Electoral College. Someone should tell Don that there are only two ways to amend the Constitution: either Congress passes an amendment and three-fourths of states ratify, or two-thirds of the states call a Convention of States in which amendments are proposed and then three-fourths ratifying the amendments.
The Judiciary branch has no say in amending the Constitution. Lemon is just another Constitutional illiterate who pretends to be smarter than he actually is while lecturing to the rest of us.
Never one to miss an opportunity to say something stupid, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocated for the elimination of the Electoral College last year, saying, “Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a one person, one vote system where all our votes are counted equally would be more fair.”
Of course, the Electoral College weighs more white votes because there are far more white people than minorities in the country. That doesn’t mean that the Electoral College is racist. It’s just a statistical reality.
Last year, Senator Elizabeth Warren has also weighed in on the issue. She said, “Every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means getting rid of the Electoral College.”
The Founding Fathers of our country instituted the Electoral College because they feared the mob’s tendency to think irrationally and potentially vote a tyrant into office. Their insight into the dangers of mobocracy was proven two years after the Constitutional Convention when the bloody French Revolution was carried out by a nation of angry citizens.
America isn’t a Democracy. It’s a representative republic with democratic ideals. This is something that our students are not taught properly in our schools today.
John Witherspoon, a pastor and president of Princeton, wrote, “Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state—it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage.”
Noah Webster once remarked, “democracy is often the most tyrannical government on Earth.”
The framers of the Constitution were students of history. They had read about numerous civilizations that were destroyed because of pure democracy, including Greek city-states and the Roman empire.
There were no long-lasting examples of free republics. They didn’t want a system that would allow an election of a popular tyrant.
That is the reason we have the Electoral College today.
Those calling for the elimination of the Electoral College reject the founding of this country and hide behind the moral failings of some of the Founders with regards to race as a way to diminish their legacy and to bring about a new system of government completely at odds with the original intent of the Framers.
Conservatives must make sure they fail in their quest.