Elder Patriot – | Democrats hate the constitution. The Manchurian president called it a “charter of negative liberties” because it limited the “rights” of the government by protecting the rights of the people.
Now that the new congress has been seated, Democrat Steve Cohen immediately introduced two Constitutional Amendments that would effectively end constitutional rule in our country.
Here’s Cohen’s press release:
The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States. The second would limit the presidential pardon power by prohibiting presidents from pardoning themselves, members of their families, members of their administrations and their campaign staff.
The Tennessee congressman tried explaining:
“In two presidential elections since 2000, including the most recent one in which Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than her opponent, the winner of the popular vote did not win the election because of the distorting effect of the outdated Electoral College. Americans expect and deserve the winner of the popular vote to win office. More than a century ago, we amended our Constitution to provide for the direct election of U.S. Senators. It is past time to directly elect our President and Vice President.”
Pointing to the direct election of Senators as an example of somehow improving the Constitution shows how out of touch with reality Cohen is. This has led to massive campaign donations from outside the candidates’ home states skewing the representation in the Senate almost exclusively towards big moneyed interests.
Does anyone really believe that Beto O’Rourke would’ve raised anywhere near the $80 million he used to make his race against Ted Cruz close, if contributions had been limited only to Texas residents? Or, as the Framers intended, Senators were appointed/elected in the State House?
Had Beto won he would no more represent the vast majority of Texans that Elizabeth Warren would.
The elimination of the Electoral College would essentially put an end to presidents governing all Americans with an even hand.
To attain the 270 electoral vote threshold now required to win the presidency with the Electoral College, candidates must appeal to a broad coalition of states. That includes states with limited populations.
This also means that a president who is desirous of re-election must appeal to a broad cross section of states through the policies he advances while in office.
Without the Electoral College, elections could be won by winning big in the country’s 13 largest cities. That’s it! Remove the gross vote as reported by California in 2016, and Donald Trump handily wins the popular vote.
As we’ve witnessed many times in the past, the result of a majority rules system would be the tyranny of the majority over the minority.
If leftists succeed here, expect their next assault to be on the Senate. Already leftists have been chirping about how unfair it is that a state like Wyoming (population 600,000) is represented as equally in the Senate as a New York (population 8.8 million).
These power-grabbers dismiss the fact that we are a federation of 50 independent states. Each with their own needs and priorities.
The Founding Fathers worked tirelessly through the summer of 1787 to cobble together an agreement that would protect the rights of minorities and the rights of the individual states.
The result is a federal government where, within the Senate, the passions of the 51 percent cannot easily override the rights of the minority, and every state – no matter how small – is empowered with an equal degree of legislative power.
The second proposed amendment, the move to limit the president’s pardon powers, is a short sighted attempt to turn the president into a compliant puppet. This would be less serious if Congress hadn’t spent the previous eight years bowing to Obama as though he was lord emperor for life.
Over the past two years, we have witnessed the savagery of the DOJ and the FBI as both agencies have engaged in an attempted coup against President Trump absent any predicate crime. We have also watched the most vicious and vile attacks on President Trump’s family, his campaign staff and members of his cabinet.
Now Stalinist Democrats want to strip the president of the ability to protect his support staff from a vicious and out of control prosecutorial and judicial system. Lavrentiy Beria lives within the DemonRat party.
What clear thinking patriot would ever endeavor to set things right again?