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Mid-Morning Art Thread | Main | Tammy Duckworth: I Lost My Legs in Iraq So You Are Not Allowed to Challenge Me, Ever
July 07, 2020

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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I cannot imagine a more unserious use of a state legislature's time than debating and voting on such an obvious dilution of our political structure. The intent of the Constitution seems clear to me -- though I am not a Harvard-educated attorney and constitutional scholar -- and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact destroys the purpose of the electoral college, not to mention that it also subverts the will of the voters.

And of course that is the whole point. Bring the tyranny of the majority to America, and the blue cities will rule forever.

The Big Test of Electoral College Is Yet To Come

Now that the Supreme Court has vouchsafed the power of a state to require its presidential electors to vote in line with their state's popular vote, a new question glimmers in the constitutional mist: Could a state require its electors to vote against the wishes of the state's own voters? That might seem a ridiculous question. Feature, though, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Et tu, 14th Amendment? Although I absolutely love the example in the article from the 2004 election, which would require NY to vote for Bush, even though they chose Kerry by 16%.

Is this the inevitable result of our education system, which has carefully destroyed basic civics and political science, preferring to teach multicultural blather and thinly-veiled anti-Americanism?

Probably. Just wander over to a bunch of teenagers and offer $50 for a halfway decent explanation of our government, or even just the electoral college. Odds are that you will keep your money.


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