Attacking The Constitution

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Well, the folks in California are hopping on the bandwagon to try to overturn the constitution, which I have posted on before. Basically this an attempt at an end-run around the constitution and the electoral college without actually following the constitution and trying to amend the constitution. The prohibition against compacts between the states should be enough to stop this insanity, one would hope.

This is tyranny, folks.

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6 Responses to Attacking The Constitution

  1. Black Jack says:

    “This is tyranny, folks.”

    You would be correct if it was the GOP who were doing it. But, since it’s the Dems, why, it’s just fine and dandy. There’s no problem at all.

    You see, it’s being done for the good of all political animals, and since all animals are equal, what’s good for one is good for all. It’s just that some animals are more equal than others.

  2. Gaius says:

    Actually, Black Jack, there are politicians from both parties trying to pull this one off.

  3. Black Jack says:

    Humm, seems I was misdirected by the linked LAT article: “The bill — AB 2948 by Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D-Anaheim) — cleared the Assembly 49 to 31 with a single Republican vote from Assemblyman Rick Keene (R-Chico).

    Ever since AlGore lost to GWB in 2000, but came out ahead in the combined popular vote, Dems have been calling the Electoral College into question. I assumed this effort was along the same lines. And, I think it still is, by and large, a Dem initiative. I live in California and it might be a hot topic in Sacramento, but it hasn’t penetrated the background noise anywhere around my little town. We’re concerned with big box stores and viewsheds.

  4. Gary Michael Coutin says:

    Dear Sirs:

    The best and the brightest people at the Constitutional Convention supported the right of the people of the United States to choose the President of the United States. They had just overthrown the monarchy. They knew that all legitimacy in a republic came from the people. They understood popular sovereignty in a republic was national sovereignty. But the Electoral College allowed the creation of votes for those who did not have votes (slaves) to be voted by their slavemasters. This gave the Slave Power in Virginia enough votes to impose a president 8 of the first 9 elections.

    Yours Truly,

    Gary Michael Coutin

  5. Gaius says:

    False. The Electoral College was put in the constitution to prevent the larger states (which counted the slaves as a percentage) from controlling. It was to prevent the tyranny of the mob.

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