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What Is It About The Electoral College?

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The Electoral College has recently been the subject of heated debate. However, most of what I’ve seen and heard makes it clear not too many Americans today understand why and how the Electoral College came to be. This is not all that surprising, given the state of our public school system. The truth is that, at one time, the Electoral College was not controversial at all. This was because people understood how it worked and why it was put in place.

Today, more than a dozen states have joined in an attempt to remove or circumvent the Electoral College. This is because Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election while receiving a majority of the popular vote. However, if you examine how that popular vote broke down, Clinton received a large number of votes from densely-populated urban areas like New York and California. In fact, if you remove California, President Trump would have won the popular vote by 1.4 million votes.

This is a somewhat flawed argument. You could arbitrarily remove any state’s electoral votes and the outcome could be altered in some way. But, it still illustrates the central point. The Electoral College was instituted to ensure that a President must have broad national support to win. The president is the president of the whole nation, not just president of the most densely-populated urban areas.

Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution states:

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 Congress.

Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution insures that each state retains equal representation in presidential elections, exactly like they do in Congress. It is genius and it insures a nationwide “fair” representation in presidential elections.

The Electoral College was designed to make sure that each candidate took their message to the whole nation, and subsequently won based on national support for their policies. The Electoral College was designed precisely to prevent a situation where a state like New York or California become the defacto policy decision maker for the entire nation. Since its inception, it has worked brilliantly in doing exactly that, sometime benefiting the Democratic Party and sometimes the Republican Party.

One has to ask if those currently clamoring for ending the Electoral College would be doing so if their side had won the majority of Electoral College votes and the election.

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Perhaps the Electoral College is a victim of its own success. Throughout American history it has shaped American politics in many ways that were beneficial to this country. It only becomes an issue when one side loses a closely contested election and just cannot make themselves accept the results.

For those interested in states rights, abolishing the Electoral College would give the states less power against the federal government. The Electoral College also prevents a strong, charismatic person from using a fickle surge in popular support to consolidate more power and become a dictator.

If you truly understand the role of the Electoral College in making sure the entire nation has a voice in its presidential elections and you believe in fairness and the Rule of Law, it is hard to imagine why anyone would call for its abolition. I can only think of two reasons.

  • You do not understand what it does
  • You are making a power grab, and you can’t win national elections … therefore, you have to change the rules.

Rachel Maddow – A Conservative Hero?

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Conservative Hero – Rachel Maddow?

Rachel Maddow is, wonder of wonders, now a Republican hero. The left-wing media will now have to rush to find some way to cover up for their embarrassing illegal release of Trump’s tax returns. It sort of backfired on them big league! It seems Donald Trump had a declared income of $150 million in 2005. He paid $38 million (or 25%) in taxes on that income. The national average for his income level was 22%.

In comparison, Barack Hussein Obama paid about 18% and the ultimate class warrior, Bernie Sanders, paid about 13%. Ain’t grievance politics great! This all kind of makes Hillary Clinton look like the hateful idiot she is … claiming, as she did during the campaign, that Donald Trump paid no income taxes at all. Obviously her informant’s information was wrong. She should have called the NSA … or maybe Julian Assange!

Now … to the MSM, I ask … what about the illegal nature of releasing a citizen’s tax return to the media without that citizen’s permission? What about the media releasing that information to the public …. I hear crickets chirping!

We Love Selective Outrage

I just love this selective outrage and the ability to pick and choose which laws you will or will not obey! Now that is TRUE FREEDOM for you!

In other news, it seems the Senate Intelligence Committee can find no evidence that Donald Trump was wire-tapped … at least according to a testy Paul Ryan. Riddle me this then Paul … how did transcripts of private phone calls made by Donald Trump end up in the hands of the MSM? How are these leaks working?

Wire-Tapping vs. Eavesdropping?

Donald Trump is not a spy … even I know he used the term “wire-tapping” in a very generic sense. In his mind I am sure it covered eavesdropping, cell phone hacking, NSA monitoring (and don’t even bother to argue that they don’t spy on American citizens), etc. Under the circumstances, it is not an outrageous claim. What is outrageous is how easily some folks parse words to dismiss it.

It is indeed a brave new world!

Breaking News: Russia Hacks the Oscars

russia hacks oscarsBreaking News … Russia Hacks the Oscars!

It’s official! Russia hacked the Oscars! Putin switched the envelopes for the best picture award. There were loud cries of moral indignation and righteous outrage from the left-wing Hollywood Elites. Hollywood Elites shed many tears of grief.  Elaborate Oscar gowns, some valued at many thousands of dollars, are totally ruined … stained with tears and running mascara!

An unnamed highly-placed source within the Oscar organization stated that spontaneous Anti-Trump protests are currently being organized and will commence just as soon as they can get funding from George Soros, and the signs they ordered back from the printers. #NOTOURLALALAND.

But Hillary and Chuck Refuse to be Upstaged by this Russia Hacking News

Hillary Clinton, just back from her latest staged “accidental” meet up with a loyal young female supporter in the woods, was quoted as stating she was ” 100% behind the downtrodden, disenfranchised and forgotten Hollywood Elites and would certainly be there for them and her Russian friends in 2020!”

After hearing the news, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer quickly went on the record. Schumer stated, “This is simply additional evidence that President Trump should be impeached.  It should be illegal to traumatize the loyal supporters of so many undocumented illegal immigrants that cross our borders illegally! It is un-American and contrary to our unique American heritage, After all, we are a nation of laws!”

A Presidential Response

President Trump, reacted to the news early this morning by tweeting, @POTUS Freaking Awesome!  This outraged the mainstream media outlets. Then this outraged the mainstream media even more. And finally, it outraged them even more! ( I did mention that this outraged the mainstream media?)

The one bright shining light in this disastrous tragedy … Warren Beatty handled it calmly and brilliantly by doing exactly what actors do best. He read on the script … even though it was dead wrong!

What was the Roseburg, Oregon Shooter’s Motivation

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Chris Harper-Mercer, the Roseburg, Oregon gunman, was shot to death in a shootout with Roseburg police so we cannot ask him what would cause him to do what he did, but his social media activities can help give us a clue as to what motivated this young man to commit such a heinous act.

It has been reported that among the details authorities have allegedly found was one detail the left-wing media (and President Barack Obama) doesn’t want the public to know. Chris Harper-Mercer had a MySpace account on which he was friends with an apparent Islamic terror supporter.

The Daily Beast has reported that Harper-Mercer’s MySpace account on the now mostly defunct social media site included a contact, Mahmoud Ali Ehsani. Ehsani had pictures of “Mujahedeen” from around the world on his account, as well as a post in which he wrote “kill the Jews.”

Harper-Mercer’s MySpace page reportedly contained praise for terrorists as well. However, his terrorist heroes were admittedly from different ideology … his page had material glorifying members of the Irish Republican Army.

A blog linked to Harper-Mercer also contained praise for Roanoke shooter Vester Lee Flanagan, saying that people “like him have nothing left to live for.” Harper-Mercer is quoted as saying:

On an interesting note, I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are.

A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.”

The Washington Times has reported that Harper-Mercer’s shooting should be classified as a hate crime, because he specifically targeted Christians during his rampage.

Stacey Boylan, the mother of one of the witnesses to the shooting, told reporters that he asked potential victims whether or not they were Christian. He would have them stand up and then he would reply, “Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second.” And then he would shoot and killed them.

It goes without saying that President Obama mentioned little or none of this in his speech on the matter last night, choosing to instead blame the entire incident on guns. His lapdog press, as would be expected, went right along with him and refused to report anything that contradicted Obama’s spin … especially the suspect’s possible link to a supporter of Islamic terrorism.

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I really do miss the days when you could say the press was objective, impartial and you could believe what they reported.

American Conservative are Facists?

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I am forever amused by the claim by progressive democrats and other left-wingers that American conservatives are somehow the Nazis (or Fascists) of modern America.  While it makes good campaign rhetoric or a bumper sticker slogan, the facts really do not support that claim at all.  In fact, the facts support just the opposite. The truth is that Communism and Fascism  are really close cousins. Despite the progressive’s propaganda, both communism and fascism are statist (large, intrusive, centralized) forms of government where the people serve the government.  American conservatives believe in limited government based on the consent of the people and that the government should serve the people (See the U.S. Constitution).  That is why they tend to support and defend  the U.S. Constitution.  Obama is an authoritarian ideologue who believes in an all powerful statist government.  It does not matter whether you call him a communist, socialist, fascist or progressive.  In the final analysis, it all mounts to the same thing.

Both Communism and Fascism find much of their ideology in the works of Hegel.  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher of the late Enlightment period and lived from 1770 to 1831.  Hegel’s philosophy was very influential to both Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler.  Marx would describe himself as a “Left Hegelian.” This meant that he adopted certain portions of Hegel’s views, such as Hegel’s views on alienated labor, the ideal state, and the “hero” of history, who Marx thought of as an engineer that could design society much like a master builder with a blueprint (Remind you of anyone?).

Hegel, along with Kant, Nietzsche and Wagner, also had great influence on Adolf Hitler vision for Germany. The “Right Hegelians” were more influenced by the necessity of “duty.  Hitler took from Hegel the notions that the state has supreme power over the individual and that historic progress demands conflict.  Hitler believed that Hegel’s “force within history” applied to the German people and he justified his invasion of Europe by using Hegel’s theory of ‘coming into being.

The only real-world difference between socialism, progressivism, communism and fascism is that in communism the state owns everything, while in socialism, progressivism and fascism, the individual can indeed own private property … the state just tells them what to do with it!

Should Democrats or Conservatives move to North Korea?

Live Longer in North Korea!
Live Longer in North Korea!

Isn’t it a wonderful life here in the U.S. of Obama?  According to the Washington Post 15 Baltimore, MD neighborhoods have a lower life expectancy rate than that of North Korea!  May I also point out that since 1967, Baltimore has had nothing but Democratic mayors.

On the national scene, police officers are being murdered weekly thanks to the “racial leadership” provided by Barack Obama, Eric Holder and Al Sharpton!  I understand Al Sharpton’s daughter is suing New York City for $5 million for a sprained ankle.  Must be one hell of a sprain!  Hey … maybe I can get $2.5 million for my jammed finger!

Here is an interesting idea!  With all the heat Jeb Bush has been taking for answering a question truthfully about whether or not he would have ordered U.S. Forces into Iraq like his brother George W. did ….. I would like to suggest a few other questions be asked as well.

For Barack Obama:

1) If you knew then what you know now about what would happen if we left Iraq too soon, would you still have pulled all American forces out of Iraq so irresponsibly and without an actual adult negotiating a status-of-forces agreement first?

Knowing full well that Obama will certainly point the finger at someone else (probably George W. Bush), the follow-up question should be:

2) When in your presidency do you actually start taking responsibility for the decisions and actions of your presidency?

Hillary Clinton, since she wants to be the “Working Peoples’ President (Gosh … that has such a Communist ring to it, doesn’t it?),’  could also be asked the first question.

Despite all this, we hear from John Kerry that we should simply be calm, we don’t have to worry!  All is well.  The world is safer than it has ever been!  Safer though it may be, according to Kerry it is still “possible to have the kind of attack we’ve seen in Ramadi.”  I feel so much better knowing that … don’t you?  I am sure the 4000+ American soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq would have been so happy to hear this.

And yes, we may have to kill many more members of Daesh (or ISIS or ISIL or Islamic Terrorists or whatever the hell the name of the week is).  But the question is who is going to kill them.  The area surrounding the Daesh forces at Ramadi is currently filled with Iranian militia.  Iran is predominantly Shia and Iraqi’s in the area are mostly Sunni.  That should work out well …  don’t you think? Especially with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Israel deciding to go it alone due to their extreme lack of faith in the current American leadership!

But hey … things are going so well in the Middle East … just relax!  Take a chill pill!  Move to Colorado and smoke a doobie!  Global Warming is a much more dangerous threat!  Oh Wait … according to NASA’s records we haven’t seen any global warming in 17 years …. oops!

Strangely, I remain unconvinced!  There are estimated to be between 0.7 billion (700,000,000) to 1.9 billion (1,900,000,000) Muslims in the world. This is 25% of the world’s population or 1 in 4. There are estimated to be around 9.9 million (9,900,000); about 3.75 % of the total US population.

According to ACT! for America’s president and founder Bridgett Gabriel, the radicals are estimated to be between 15 to 25 percent of the Muslim population… at least according to all intelligence services around the world,”  That means we are looking at 105 million to 475 million people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.  However, Bridgett Gabriel is after all a favorite of conservatives who are concerned about terrorism. Therefore, we should not listen to her!  A much more conservative (no pun intended) estimate put forth is .01 percent of all Muslims being radicalized.  I feel much better now.  After all, that is only 7,000,000 to 19,000,000 people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization!  We should all sleep much better at night knowing that!

Still waiting for all those moderate Muslims to stand up and shout … “Not in the name of our religion!!”

The silence is deafening!

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Wrong Hillary! Benghzai does make a difference!

Benghazi – four Americans dead. Our DOJ has decided on a new rule – no-one can share any information on what happened until they completely conclude their investigation and a trial.  (They apparently made this rule up all on their own.)  The “clever” bit – they are not conducting an investigation in the first place.  Known terrorists who participated are conducting interviews with foreign journalists … but we can’t find them.  Our program that give millions in financial awards to help find wanted terrorists?  None of these specifically identified terrorists are listed. For over a year now, US citizens have been held and threatened to keep them from testifying. (The recent eye witness that completely contradicted everything this administration said about Benghazi was a British citizen…)  As of Benghazi, we in the U.S. now live in a progressive version of a police state.   But as Hillary Clinton said so eloquently, “what difference does it make?”

by Dan Gilbert