The Electoral College Must Save the Republic
The muddled results of the November 3 election focus our attention again on the unparalleled wisdom of America’s Founding Fathers. When Benjamin Franklin emerged from the deliberations in Philadelphia ( ironically the site of massive electoral fraud in the recent voting ), he was asked by a woman what government he and his colleagues had given us. Ben responded: “A republic, if you can keep it!”
The Framers of our Constitution were students of history. They had studied the ancient civilizations of Rome and Greece and they were also fully cognizant of the flaws in human nature caused by the Fall. They understood monarchy, democracy, and all the other forms of government through which man attempted to govern himself and subdue his raw, untethered passions.
Mr. Franklin was correct. The United States of America was founded as a republic, not a democracy. The word “democracy” is tossed around so much today by the totalitarian Left that most Americans can not discern the difference between a republic and a so-called “democracy.” The Left, of course, worships “democracy.” AOC adores “democracy” as does Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton. President Trump is usually slandered as an “enemy” of “democracy” because he stands for the rule of law. The reason the Left loves “democracy” and the reason the Framers of the Constitution detested it is that it is, at its core, little more than radical majoritarianism: two foxes and a chicken debating what to have for dinner. The Left truly desires a “democracy” in which 50 plus 1 can enslave and terrorize the other 49% of the population.
Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison. They all hated and loathed “democracy” as they saw such radical majoritarianism as a sure route to tyranny. You certainly have heard the term “tyranny of the majority?” That’s what “democracy” is and it is a term that would be best expunged from our dictionary if we truly believe in the Founders’ vision of self-government.
The questionable results of the November 3 election demonstrate why “democracy” is indeed the worst of all possible forms of government. In a true “democracy,” a senile and corrupt individual in the pay of a hostile foreign government who barely even campaigned for the office, can be elected President through a popular vote dominated by just two deeply-blue states: California and New York. The hell with the other 48 states and their 300 million residents.
Of course, results like that are the reason why the Framers did not choose to have the voters select a President through a popular vote. They established the Electoral College and for good reason. Understanding history and man’s fallen nature, they recognized the susceptibility of mankind to demagogic appeals which would try to manipulate and control the momentary passions and whims of the electorate. They saw that in ancient Rome and elsewhere. They wanted no part of that here.
Despite all the attacks the radical Left makes on this venerable institution, the Electoral College has withstood the test of time. It is testimony to the wisdom of the Framers. It has helped preserve this Republic for 240 years. Its purpose was and still is not simply to ratify the popular vote choices of the voters in the several states, although that is how it almost always functions today. Instead, its original mandate was to be a “check” on the passions of an electorate potentially manipulated in their days by demagogues and charlatans posing as political leaders. Today, it should be serving as a “check” on the passions of an electorate manipulated by Fake News, rigged polling, and Big Tech censorship. Those three uber-powerful instruments of political brainwashing alone contributed mightily to whatever electoral advantage Sleepy Joe Biden may have emerged with. The Electoral College was designed to override the irresponsible decisions of the “mob” in order to maintain a republican form of government. It certainly has a role to play in a political crisis as it did in 1876 during the Hayes-Tilden presidential contest when post-Civil War America was being torn apart by Reconstruction and federal troops occupying the South.
It can be convincingly argued today that America is in the throes of a deep and deepening political crisis. One in which – for the second time in four years, half the country does not acknowledge or accept the results of a national election. Just 49% of Americans believe Joe Biden was actually elected on November 3. Of course, at this writing, Joe Biden has been elected to nothing. And, he remains elected to nothing until the Electoral College votes are announced in Congress in January. He is “president-elect” merely to CNN and the AP which simply can’t wait to herald Donald Trump’s exit from the Oval Office. No, the Framers of the Constitution did not entrust the election of the President to a popular vote or to Big Media.
The role the Electoral College has to play at this time with this election is perhaps more critical than at any other time in our history. We are on the precipice of a Marxist Revolution unleashed by one of our nation’s political parties and backed by armed militias in the streets who will burn, loot, and destroy if they do not get their way. We are on the precipice of a technocratic tyranny to lock down, shut down, and mask down our country at the behest of global power brokers and so-called medical “experts” beholden to Big Tech. We are on the precipice of what the globalists call a “global reset” which is a euphemism for annihilating Western capitalist society and replacing it with a totalitarian socialist New World Order under the authority of the United Nations, the IMF, and the WHO. These forces – as Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito recently observed – are using an exaggerated health crisis to strip citizens of basic rights and freedoms and surrender their sovereignty to unelected Orwellian social engineers and planners.
The Electoral College must step in to save the republic. The Red legislatures of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, and Pennsylvania must step in and assert their lawful authority under Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution to appoint the Trump-Pence slate of electors when they meet on December 14. They do not have to justify such an action, but can do so based on the grave crisis we now face as well as evidence of the massive voter and electoral fraud that took place on November 3 and 4. The Democrats’ militias in the streets will undoubtedly be unleashed in response in our cities across America. President Trump can then invoke the Insurrection Act and crush the uprising just as Abraham Lincoln did 160 years ago. The stakes are too high now for the legislatures to sit back and supinely accept a Biden presidency. This can not stand or the Republic will fall.
Dr. James Veltmeyer is a prominent La Jolla physician voted “Top Doctor” in San Diego County in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019. Dr. Veltmeyer can be reached at email@example.com and by visiting his website at drveltmeyer.com
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