Skip to comments.Trashing the 12th Amendment with the National Popular Vote
Posted on 02/17/2016 8:34:13 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
The compact for a National Popular Vote (NPV) is a destructive scheme. Yet itâs been approved by several States; and is pending in others. Since the text of the compact no longer seems to be set forth on the NPV website, weâll look at the NPV bill now pending in Tennessee.
In a nutshell, the compact seeks to evade the 12th Amendment to our Constitution (where the States elect the President); and substitutes a national popular vote where inhabitants of major metropolitan areas elect the President.
The Constitution our Framers gave us
The federal government created by our Constitution is a Federation of Sovereign States united under a federal government for those limited purposes itemized in the Constitution; with all other powers reserved by the States or the People.
So that The States â The Members of the Federation â could maintain their independence and sovereignty, our Framers wrote these provisions into our Constitution: â¢ State Legislatures were to choose the U.S. Senators for their State (Art. I, Â§3, cl. 1); and, â¢ The States, as separate political entities, were to elect the President (Art. II, Â§1, cls. 2 & 3).
The People were to elect only their Representatives to the House (Art. I, Â§ 2, cl.1).
James Madison explains in Federalist No. 45 (7th para), why this ensured that The States would maintain control over the federal government:
âThe State governments may be regarded as constituent and essential parts of the federal government â¦Without the intervention of the State legislatures, the President of the United States cannot be elected at all. They must in all cases have a great share in his appointment, and will, perhaps, in most cases, of themselves determine it. The Senate will be elected absolutely and exclusively by the State legislatures. â¦Thus, each...
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It’s hard to convince folks that their state is actually a nation and that we are a united nation of nations.
I very strongly disapprove of the National Reward NYC/Newark/Chicago Vote Fraud Act. That travesty would simply reward sleazy urban areas for stuffing ballot boxes well beyond the current level of corruption, where today they merely steal the electoral votes for their own state.
People who do not understand the tenets of a Republic and the basis of the Electorial College are too stupid to vote, IMO.
Leftists OWN this country and its political mechanisms. What Constitution?
This has been called tyranny of the masses- “democracy”, and is the reason for the 12th amendment.
I nominate Publius Huldah as our next Supreme Court justice!
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