In a late night session in Olympia, Washington’s Democrat led House voted to pass and adopt Senate Bill 5599, “Approving the entry of Washington into the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote.”
In essence, this is a move to do away with the Electoral College, which actually selects the President every election based upon how each individual state votes.
In actuality, this “National Vote” referendum turns the selection of our Presidency over to those heaviest populated states that will receive the most attention from candidates, as they will forgo visits and campaigning in lesser-populated states that will no longer matter.
In reality, this is just one more example of sour grapes from Democrats who haven’t gotten over the narrow loss of Al Gore to George W. Bush in the 2000 Florida election and who wish to ensure that their votes count more than those of Republicans.
Since Democrats retook Congress in the 2006 election and seized the White House in the 2008 election, there has been a rapid move to dismantle and invalidate several sections and provisions of our constitution that might challenge their dictatorial powers in the future, including the fair representation of each individual state in selecting the Presidency.
Not unexpected, Clark Counties Jim Jacks and Jim Moeller both voted ‘yea,’ invalidating your future votes when not for Democrats.
Not too unsurprising, a public vote will not be forthcoming on this important change to our voting structure.
As Representative Ed Orcutt said,
“This is a huge fundamental change in how our Founding Fathers set up this country. The Electoral College, while sometimes difficult to understand, was set up as a way to protect smaller states from the whims of a handful of high-population states.”
“With this bill, we’re giving away our voice and our votes to other states. This is fundamentally wrong.”
Due to the ignorance of the average voter on the brilliance of the Electoral College, many have been convinced that it denies the rightful winner of the Presidential election their rightful office. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In most presidential elections the vote is far enough apart that the Electoral College vote is nothing more than a mere formality. Only 3 other times in the history of our nation has the Electoral College been called upon to perform as designed and given the office to one who did not win the popular National Vote before the 2000 election, which independent recounts show actually was won by President Bush.
Not unsurprising is our own Columbians disdain for this system, which was acknowledged by CCC at The Columbian’s Ignorance About The Electoral College and is shown once again in their exuberance on the passage of this measure in today’s editorial Legislature sends Electoral College reform measure to governor for signature.
Clark County Conservative maintains that had the 2000 election been reversed and the Electoral Vote went to Democrat Al Gore instead of to Republican George W. Bush, this would not be an issue at all and the effectiveness of the Electoral College would be lauded.
The Columbian editor who wrote this piece claims, “As we have editorialized often, this is undemocratic and un-American,” in regards to the Electoral Vote at times going against the National Popular vote. I fail to see how something written into our constitution is either “undemocratic or un-American.”
Then again, Democrats have repeatedly shown they have little use for our constitution for some time now. Not educating the public about the true worthiness of the Electoral Collegeis just one example of the Sour Grapes held since 2000 and the disdain for our constitution as they continue in their efforts to dismantle it.
The Columbian also tells us,
“Washingtonians largely support this common-sense reform. Four months ago, a statewide poll of 800 voters by the national firm Public Policy Polling showed that 77 percent wanted the leading vote-getter to win the presidency.”
We are not informed as to the demographics of those “800” out of a population of well over 6,000,000, leaving the claim at best questionable.
Our liberties and constitution are being withered away before our very eyes and justified by those Democrats who are openly transforming a free nation into a Socialist one. Not only are they bankrupting the nation under every increasing massive indebtedness to foreign countries, we have direct assaults on our liberties, while the newly elected president embraces those in foreign lands who despise our nation as much as he does and alienates our long-standing allies.
Spineless Republicans failed to stand up for our rights and too often joined the Democrats in dismantling our liberties.
If you value our freedom and liberty, it is time to take a stand and identify those candidates who support our constitution and get behind them to elect them to office, at all levels.
We must take back America in order to pass along the freedoms we enjoyed to our children and grandchildren.