Posts Tagged ‘ Constitution ’

LA Times misquotes James Madison

Tweet The LA Times editorial board often prints anti-Electoral College columns, so yesterday’s piece along these lines is not surprising. Yesterday, however, one LA Times writer attempted to utilize James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, to back up this position. He wrote: ———– “Just don’t try making sense of the electoral college.  Here’s...
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Will Delaware Act Against Its Own Interests?

Will Delaware Act Against Its Own Interests?

Tweet The Delaware Senate spent portions of this week considering HB 198, which would commit the state to NPV’s anti-Electoral College scheme. The House already approved the legislation last year, so senate approval would send the bill to the Governor’s desk. The Senate has three legislative days left in which it could still approve...
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What ever happened to minority rights?

What ever happened to minority rights?

Tweet Democracy, it’s been said, can be two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner. Unfortunately, a desire for this kind of democracy seems to motivate supporters of NPV like George Soros’s Demos Foundation. Mel Gibson in The Patriot summed up a real concern of many Americans during our Revolution: why exchange...
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The “Inter-government” Threat to Federalism

The “Inter-government” Threat to Federalism

Tweet The “separation of powers” is one of the hallmarks of American government. It works horizontally and vertically: governmental power is separated into different branches (legislative, executive, and judicial) and into different layers (state, local, and national). These structures are built into state and federal constitutional law. Their raison d’être is to protect liberty....
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National Popular Vote and the Constitution

National Popular Vote and the Constitution

Tweet “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress….” (Article II, Section 1) How did this constitutional provision become the NPV loophole? Hundreds of attempts to...
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Co-opting our states

Co-opting our states

Tweet Freedom, the American Founders believed, is best preserved by a separation of powers. The division of government power among different branches and different levels was thought to provide a bulwark to liberty. The combination of powers in one center was, said John Adams, “the very definition of tyranny.” President Barack Obama yesterday signed...
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State Court accepts federal overreach

State Court accepts federal overreach

Tweet In America, even those who trample on the Constitution must pretend to revere it, at least in politics. And so as the national government has been gradually–or dramatically–expanded over the last century, politicians and judges have scrupulously crafted alibis to explain why, golly, it turns out gigantic top-down government really was part of...
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Understanding the Electoral College

Understanding the Electoral College

Tweet The Electoral College unifies, moderates, and protects American politics. For more than two hundred years, the United States has enjoyed a uniquely peaceful and prosperous existence under a system of constitutional and representative government. One of the reasons for this is the Electoral College, the mostly behind-the-scenes process for electing the President. Indeed...
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Why Save our States?

The genius of the United States of America: we are both United and States. The American system of states is Federalism. One part of it is the Electoral College, the state-by-state way we elect the President of the United States.

Some 'reformers' want to unravel our system of states. The Freedom Foundation’s Save Our States Project is dedicated to preserving these structures for the sake of liberty. Find out more and join us.