Why Do Democrats Wish to Eliminate the Electoral College?

Legal experts differ on whether this decision weakens or strengthens the Electoral College, which is delineated in the US Constitution in Article II, Section 1.  But it comes on the heels of growing clamor, particularly by the Democratic Party, to eliminate it altogether and have the President and Vice President chosen by popular vote alone.

December 7, 1787, marked the birth of “a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal“.

Prior to the ratification of our present U.S. Constitution on the above-noted date, our nation was a confederacy of 13 independent nation-states. That confederacy experiment failed to protect the common interests – coinage, international relationships, defense, etc. – of the independent nation-states within which borders were different cultures, religions, and values.

From the ashes of that failed experiment, the Founding Fathers crafted a social compact, a system of fundamental principles according to which our new federation of states is governed, based on the precepts “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed“.

How do republics and democracies differ?

A republic is a state which is governed by representatives who are chosen by citizens in elections, a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote.

The first instance of a republican government is recorded in the Bible, the book of Exodus, chapter 18, in the 13th century BC.

The word republic derives from Latin rēs pūblica, the people’s thing, expressed in the first three words of the Preamble to the Constitution as We the People.

The singular benefit from the republican form of government is individual significance. Learn about The Principle of Significance.

The peril of a democracy is the insignificance of the individual. Think mob rule. Mob is from Latin mōbile vulgus the movable (i.e., changeable, inconstant).  The peril of a democracy is the insignificance of the individual.

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

John Adams, Founding Father and Second President

Our nation is a federation of individual states which preserve the significance of each individual resident of a state.

Why do Democrats wish to eliminate the Electoral College process for electing presidents? Though not publicly stated, it is a movement to deny natural law and nature’s God – subtle, but surely, practical atheism.

Shall we be a republic of united states or one big democratic nation-state?

As former President Ronald Reagan warned, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

May the Lord preserve our Republic and may We the People turn from certain failure and turn to common sense. Instead of yielding to judicial imprudence and a mob mentality, let’s work to preserve our constitutional republic.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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