Why is the Electoral College coming under fire?

It’s been around for 232 years and has done a wonderful job giving the ENTIRE country a voice in electing our president, not just the liberally-controlled urban areas.

However…

With the Democrats losing their 2016 bid for the Presidency—and looking like they’re on their way to losing the 2020 election as well—the Leftist pundits have been calling for the abolition of the Electoral College in favor of a truly democratic election.

Sounds good, right?

A TRUE democratic election?

As nice as this sounds – it would NOT be good for America. It would be TERRIBLE…

A true, direct democracy would put ALL the power in the hands of the smallest majority – meaning 50.6% of the people could control the other 50.4% of the people.

This isn’t fair…

And it’s the reason our Founding Fathers adopted a republic instead of a true democracy. They knew that direct democracy wouldn’t create true freedom for all.

Why We’re A Republic, Not A Democracy

That’s not how America is supposed to work.

It’s not a “half gets power, the other half doesn’t” system…

The American system is designed to give ALL people power, no matter where they are.

If the Left gets their way…

Politicians would ONLY have to campaign on the coasts in the highest population areas – while states like Indiana, Iowa, and Utah would get totally ignored.

With the Electoral College in place, all of these states have an equal say in the election of our president. We saw what happened in Wisconsin in 2016 when Trump visited the Cheese State and Hillary snubbed them…

She lost by less than 1% of the vote.

Her choice to not visit Wisconsin came back to bite her in the butt…

And is a prime example of why EVERY state counts and why politicians should visit these places. If we abolished the Electoral College, then states like Wisconsin, Iowa, Idaho, Colorado wouldn’t matter. They’d lose their voice in the presidential election.

The Founding Fathers knew this…

And that’s exactly why they put it in the US Constitution.

However, because the Left lost the election but won the popular vote in 2016, they think this gives them some kind of ground to stand on.

“Hillary won the popular vote! America wanted her to be president and she should be! Abolish the Electoral College so this doesn’t happen again!”

While the logic is understandable – and technically not wrong – by getting rid of the Electoral College, they would be getting rid of the one thing that ensures that democracy, in the form of the republic, will survive.

One Man Takes Up The Flag Of Fairness

But while all these voices are calling the destruction of the Electoral College…

Only Dan Crenshaw is stepping up and defending this institution. Why? Why is he, one of the newest representatives in Congress, the loudest voice combating the Left’s cacophony of protests?

He should be standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the more established conservatives on Capitol Hill…

But it seems like he’s the only person that has the cojones to take this fight to the Left on this issue.

His recent Twitter activity seems to be a one-man campaign to keep the Electoral College in place with tweets like:

“Claim: Every vote should be = in America, no matter who you are or where you come from. Yep. That’s why if you live in rural America, your voice should still count. The EC promotes more equal regional representation, and protects the interests of sparsely populated states.”

Or…

“Claim: Abolishing the Electoral College would force elections to ‘involve every region’ not just competitive states. Not true. Without the Electoral College, why ever spend time in NH? NV? IA? All time would be spent in the 10 most populated states to get a candidate to 51%”

Or…

“Claim: America has ‘counter-majoritarian aspects,’ like the Senate and Presidential veto. ‘It was not designed for minority rule.’ The Electoral College, like the filibuster, is to ensure the minority is represented & heard. No one is claiming ‘minority rule.’”

We need more people stepping up to this plate…

It can’t all be on one man’s shoulders to protect our democratic system.

We need guys like Lion Ted Cruz and Trey Gowdy to stand up too (yes, we know Trey isn’t in government anymore – but he is still a widely-respected conservative voice) …

It’s time to draw a line in the sand and make a stand.

We need more conservatives…

We need more Dan Crenshaws.

 

“In Republics, the great danger is that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.” – James Madison