Every four years, the same old drumbeat to eliminate the Electoral College can be heard again.
Why do we have the electoral college? First of all, it is part of the framework of our federation of states, specifically Article II, Section 1.
Next, it’s a little helpful to understand our country is a union of sovereign states. The states are where We the People live. Few people who are citizens of our country, very few, live in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Solomon Islands, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, etc.
Each of the states, the District of Columbia, and the several commonwealths are practical democracies. Each Governor is selected by the popular vote.
Believe it or not, the constitutional role of the federal government is limited by the enumerated powers prescribed in the Constitution. ALL OTHER powers are reserved to the states,as per the Tenth Amendment.
The limited role of the President of the United States of America is to faithfully execute federal law within the boundaries of the enumerated powers.
It was never the intention of our Founding Fathers that federal bureaucrats would dictate how local schools are to function, what light bulbs you are to use, or how much water your toilet should be using each flush.
Election of the president by popular vote would require a constitutional amendment. If such were to be put before the states for ratification, it should have provisions to eliminate state legislatures and governors and repeal the Tenth Amendment.
Our form of government is a constitutional republic in which the lawmaking body represents the states in the Senate, the people of each respective state in the House.
Do the people of Gatlinburg, TN want lawmakers and a president from California dictating local building codes, school curricula, and the like? Do the weirdos in San Francisco want a president from Charlotte, NC to dictate their lifestyles? I believe the answer to both questions is ‘no’.
Our representative form of government upholds the principle of significance. Learn about The Principle of Significance via this link: http://wp.me/pwRGS-3rU
Let’s intentionally read and study the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the Bible to preserve our nation as the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.