The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College

The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College

By Trent England, Director, Save our States

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 30, 2019, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.

Once upon a time, the Electoral College was not controversial. During the debates over ratifying the Constitution, Anti-Federalist opponents of ratification barely mentioned it. But by the mid-twentieth century, opponents of the Electoral College nearly convinced Congress to propose an amendment to scrap it. And today, more than a dozen states have joined in an attempt to hijack the Electoral College as a way to force a national popular vote for president.

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By Randy Barnett – The Volokh Conspiracy

Yesterday, the Harvard Law School chapter of the Federalist Society held a wonderful debate between Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe and Yale law professor Jack Balkin on whether Ted Cruz is a “natural born citizen” and, therefore, eligible to be president under the Constitution. (Like Balkin and Cruz, Tribe was also my constitutional law professor.)  Tribe says the issue is “not settled” but he also offers an argument against Cruz qualifying. For his part, Balkin makes what I think is the strongest originalist argument for why Cruz does qualify (which Michael Ramsey presents here).

Socialism and Reality – Steve McCann

Steve McCann writing in The American Thinker:

The images on the television screen emanating from Europe are a sobering reminder that socialism has failed wherever it has been tried and will always do so despite the best efforts of the die-hard true believers. The riots in the streets of France and Greece, the announced layoffs of nearly 500,000 government employees in the United Kingdom, and the potential national bankruptcy of Ireland, Spain, Italy, and Portugal are the current face of this failure.

Yet within the halls of power in Washington, D.C. there is a socialist/progressive cabal, and its titular leader Barack Obama, oblivious to this reality. These ideologues continue to cling to the belief that they have a unique ability to succeed where so many others have failed. The egocentric American Left know no bounds, and their determination to impose their will upon the United States has not and will not abate despite the results of any election.

Having been raised to believe in their preordinance to rule and incubated in an environment of national peace, prosperity, and a lack of adversity, these adherents to a powerful central government, with themselves at the controls, are incapable of change and admitting failure despite overwhelming current and historical evidence.

An important article very relevant to our times.  Please read it.

McCann concludes:

Within the United States, because of the socialist indoctrination of the governing class, this process is well on its way and will culminate, if not stopped now, in the end of this nation as an economic and military power.

The founding fathers of the United States, one of the greatest confluences of brilliant minds in the history of mankind, understood the basic nature of human beings. They accordingly set forth a form of government and written Constitution to greatly limit those who seek hegemony over the people and to limit the ability of the people to seek unlimited security from a central government. They recognized that only the individual free to pursue economic happiness will result in a society wherein all can benefit on a sustained basis.

President Obama and his minions represent the greatest threat to the United States since its founding. The images of failure from around the globe must not be lost on the American citizens. They must understand that the country’s destiny rests in utilizing the governmental structure bequeathed to them by the founders to strip away, as quickly as possible, the power expropriated by today’s ruling class. 

The winning of elections is tantamount. However, there must also be a concurrent resolve to purge the destructive and delusional philosophy of socialism from the institutions of government. Only then can the United States avoid the fate looming over the horizon.

Read the whole article, and let your liberal friends and family read it.

Limited Government and the Tenth Amendment

The 10th Amendment to the Constitution, consisting of just 28 words, reads:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

This is one of the most important amendments to the Constitution. Our Founders were concerned that a Federal Government that did not have limitations would become too powerful, which would lead to an oppressive national goverment and weaken the rights of the States and the people. That is exactly what has happened.

The 10th Amendment, called the Enumerated Powers Amendment, states that only those powers specifically delegated to the Federal Government in the Constitution are the powers it has, and all others are reserved either to the States or to the people.

For 70 years the Federal Government has expanded its powers far beyond those enumerated in the Constitution. One example: The Department of Education. The Federal Government has no Constitutional authority for regulating education. Not only is it not a power enumerated in the Constitution, but education is clearly an area best administered by the States, or the people (parents).

There are many such examples of the unconstitutional overreach of the Federal Government.

H.R. 450, introduced by Republican John Shadegg (R. AZ) and 15 others requires any Act of Congress to contain an explanation of which enumerated power in the Constitution gives the authority for that act. Excerpt:

‘Each Act of Congress shall contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that Act. The failure to comply with this section shall give rise to a point of order in either House of Congress. The availability of this point of order does not affect any other available relief.’

Write to all members of the House of Representatives, especially your own, and urge them to vote for H.R. 450. It is a major deterrent to the unprecedented expansion of the Federal Government.

Urge Congressmen to vote YES on H.R. 450.