The 2016 election cycle has been a true education on how uneducated our electorate is on America and her system of government.
The most ignorant accusation contends that the Founders would not have wanted the Electoral College to work this way. The left insists the Electoral College was never meant to trump the popular vote.
If the Founders wanted the popular vote to determine the president, then they would have never implemented the Electoral College in the first place. There is no other purpose for it except to give smaller or less populated states an influence in the presidency. They deliberately designed the Electoral College to purposely avoid a “mob rules” situation. Otherwise presidential elections would not be fair to all states.
At the time of the Constitutional Convention, only 13 established colonies existed. They recognized that as new states entered the union, they would not possess the population of the already settled states. Nevertheless, their citizens still deserved a voice regarding the presidency. They also acknowledged that a few large cities could out populate entire territories, granting them enormous power over the total rest of the country.
The 2016 Presidential Election concluded exactly the way the Founders designed it. If the outcome produced the exact opposite results, the left would be praising the Founders and the Electoral College instead of protesting them. Resounding chants of Hillary’s fair and square victory would resonate in the streets and the media. Instead, activists are signing petitions, asking Electoral College members to disenfranchise their voters and cast their vote for Hillary. Any such activity from Trump supporters is met with accusations of treason and misogyny.
Whenever the left is in the minority, they cry that the right must kowtow to their agenda. They lecture the right about its responsibility to pander and have sympathy towards those not in power.
Whenever the left obtains power, they claim a mandate. They brush aside any opposition from the right as whining and is in no way tolerated. The left contends they always champion for the minority until they are in the majority.
Ironically, their minority argument is exactly why the Founding Fathers designed the Electoral College. Yet, because it did not go their way, the left wants it disbanded.
The 2016 county election map shows an overwhelmingly red country.
A close examination of several solidly blue states reveals they are actually predominately red as well. Even California is only half blue. On the other hand, most others, including New York, Illinois, and Virginia, contain almost all red counties.
The Founders understood that big cities gather larger amounts of people than rural areas. But that doesn’t mean that New York City, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles should be able to tell the rest of America how they should live. Coal miners, oil rig workers, dairy farmers, ranchers and truck drivers don’t want New York and California Climate Change liberals controlling their livelihood.
The Electoral College gives a voice to minority states that would otherwise be irrelevant. It makes sure that those with smaller populations still have a say in who governs them. If not, presidential candidates could easily focus on a handful of cities in a few states. The rest of the country would be inconsequential. Add that to the three million illegal alien votes cast and other voter fraud, and a Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton wins every single time.
Maybe if liberals would step out of their safe spaces for a moment, they could learn that we don’t live in a democracy. We’ve never been one and I pray to the Good Lord we never are one. America is a Constitutional Republic. Just as the Pledge of Allegiance says:
“And to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”
There’s a good reason America does not govern by mob rules. Look at who the mob is.
If the results had gone the exact opposite way, so would the news. People would be paid to dance in the streets instead of protest. Their demonstrations prove they don’t want every voice heard. The wishes of those who live in the heartland of America, pretty much all flyover country, is meaningless to them. So much for liberal compassion, tolerance, inclusiveness and fairness.
But that’s just my 2 cents.