ELDER PATRIOT – Have you ever heard of Bret Chiafalo or Michael Baca? I’m betting that unless you have met them personally that you haven’t. They are electors who will adjourn in the states that they represent on December 19th to decide the next president of the United States. You thought that you already decided that on November 8th? Not if these self-absorbed partisan political hacks have their way.
Watch these two maggots tell Fox News’ Tucker Carlson why they’re smarter and more qualified than you are to choose the next president:
Bret Chiafalo is an elector from Washington State. That makes him an elector committed to Hillary Clinton. Michael Baca is an elector from Colorado. That also makes him an elector committed to Hillary Clinton. Like so many Clinton supporters they cannot accept the outcome of the election and are threatening to overturn that outcome when the Electoral College casts their votes later this month.
Chiafalo cutely tries to drape himself in the Constitution by citing Alexander Hamilton’s writings in Federalist 68. Chiafolo told Carlson that, “I believe the founding fathers were geniuses and wrote one of the most amazing documents in the history of mankind.”
That was his first lie. No liberal ever viewed the Constitution as anything but an impediment to the progressive agenda. That’s why they have spent two centuries doing everything in their power to twist the intent of the Framers
Chiafalo was just getting started reinterpreting the text of Federalist 68 when he said, “Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 68 spoke very clearly about someone getting into office who is unfit for the position and they left that up to a small number of people who could look into the issue and decide they specifically left it up to those people 538 at this point and that was their plan all along.”
Chiafalo left out this short paragraph taken directly from Federalist 68 in its original wording:
“It was desirable, that the sense of the people should operate in the choice of the person to whom so important a trust was to be confided. This end will be answered by committing the right of making it, not to any pre-established body, but to men chosen by the people for the special purpose, and at the particular conjuncture.”
I doubt that you can find more than a few hundred people in the State of Washington who even heard of Bret Chiafalo before he decided to declare that the divine hand of God reached down to anoint him the savior of the American people. No one voted for Bret Chiafalo to represent his or her interests. In Washington they voted for Hillary Clinton. Chiafalo gets to cast his vote for her. Otherwise he should just shut up.
Chiafalo should also note that he doesn’t get to give some great oratory before 538 assembled electors. The Framers expressly forbid this:
“It was also peculiarly desirable, to afford as little opportunity as possible to tumult and disorder. This evil was not least to be dreaded in the election of a magistrate, who was to have so important an agency in the adminis- tration of the government. But the precautions which have been so happily concerted in the system under consideration, promise an effectual security against this mischief. The choice of several, to form an intermediate body of electors, will be much less apt to convulse the community, with any extraor- dinary or violent movements, than the choice of one, who was himself to be the final object of the public wishes. And as the electors, chosen in each state, are to assemble and vote in the state in which they are chosen, this detached and divided situation will expose them much less to heats and ferments, that might be communicated from them to the people, than if they were all to be convened at one time, in one place.”
Then there’s Michael Baca who tried to tell us that because he was a Marine he was better qualified to decide who possessed the values of “honor, courage, commitment” that he says are absolutely critical in the next president. That’s why he’s an elector for Hillary Clinton?
Sorry Baca, the voters already decided which candidate was the most deplorable.
The Framers were ultimately concerned with ensuring the broadest representation of the people that they could guarantee. Thomas Jefferson, in fact, warned about the corruption that would take hold within our government if large urban centers decided our elections:
“I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe.”
Neither, Chiafalo or Baca thought to consider the warning of the man who authored our Declaration of Independence. Fortunately, the voters in America’s heartland saved our bacon as Jefferson hoped they would and as the electoral map reveals:
Donald Trump won 30 states. Clinton won only 20. Any study of Federalist 68 would convince the reader that the Framers were more concerned with addressing the majority of the states and not the majority of the nation’s voters. We should thank Chiafalo and Baca for highlighting Federalist 68 because it informs us that Clinton’s followers claim that winning the popular vote delegitimizes Trump’s win is without merit.
Chiafalo and Baca are nothing more than two partisans. Thankfully the genius of the Framers limits their ability to persuade other electors to those already committed to doing their bidding.