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  • The Real Electoral College Reform

    11/29/2016 7:57:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The familiar whining about the popular vote in presidential elections and the implicit anachronism of the Electoral College ought to be turned on its head by constitutional conservatives. The greatest problem of politics and government in our country today is Washington, and the only answer to that problem is the restoration of true federalism, making state governments a vital player in national elections. The Constitution conferred three special powers on state legislatures to make sure that the federal government was held in check: enacting constitutional amendments, choosing members of the Senate, and choosing the method of selecting presidential electors. Until...
  • NeverTrump's new goal

    05/07/2016 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 78 replies ^ | 7 May 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    “I agree with these folks that Trump is no conservative, and he’s more interested in redefining the Republican Party than in unifying it,” Blackwell explained. “I believe he is self-centered enough, and wants a win this election enough, that these folks can get his attention and perhaps find common ground. If not, he’ll have a problem this November.”
  • Trashing the 12th Amendment with the National Popular Vote

    02/17/2016 8:34:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/17/16 | Publius Huldah
    The compact for a National Popular Vote (NPV) is a destructive scheme. Yet it’s been approved by several States; and is pending in others. Since the text of the compact no longer seems to be set forth on the NPV website, we’ll look at the NPV bill now pending in Tennessee. In a nutshell, the compact seeks to evade the 12th Amendment to our Constitution (where the States elect the President); and substitutes a national popular vote where inhabitants of major metropolitan areas elect the President. The Constitution our Framers gave us The federal government created by our Constitution is...
  • How did the “Progressives” Empower Themselves at our Expense for Over 140 Years?

    06/28/2014 10:13:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/28/14 | Jerry Todd
    A three-legged stool can always stand without wobbling – a solid foundation for good or evil. Addressing the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments. The Articles (7) and their clauses, the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) are original to the Founders, Framers, and Ratifiers. The 11th and 12th Amendments serve to States’ protection. The 13th freed the slaves. The 14th Amendment – This was the first of three Amendments that created the “progressive” three legged stool. The 14th was a mandatory ratification, a required condition before states were allowed reunification after the Civil War. Congress deliberately established federal supremacy. The 14th,...
  • How to Stop Obama in the Electoral College

    11/19/2012 6:46:18 PM PST · by Rytwyng · 108 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 19th, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    ...the electors... will meet on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December. That is when the actual re-election of the president occurs. According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum... then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress. The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president. Since the Republicans hold a majority in the...
  • Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio

    06/11/2012 3:55:26 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Jeb Bush gave an impassioned endorsement of fellow Floridian Marco Rubio, advising Mitt Romney to pick him as his running mate and describing him as “the most articulate conservative elected official on the scene today,” and even spoke of the “great pride” he has for the U.S. senator from his home state. “Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose in an interview that aired on his PBS show Thursday evening. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift...
  • We Can't Sit Back and Allow the Loss of Our Freedoms

    11/15/2009 11:12:49 AM PST · by Bokababe · 49 replies · 2,501+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/09 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    ...The Founders did not give us a government like the one we have today. The government they gave us was strictly limited in its scope, guaranteed individual liberty, preserved the free market, and on matters that pertain to our private behavior was supposed to leave us alone. In the Constitution, the Founders built in checks and balances. If the Congress got out of hand, the states would restrain it. If the states stole liberty or property, the Congress would cure it. If the President tried to become a king, the courts would prevent it. In the next few weeks, I...
  • the 12th Amendment

    05/07/2009 7:06:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 471+ views
    Constitution of the United States, via FindLaw et al ^ | proposed December 9, 1803, ratified June 15, 1804 | The Framers et al
    FindLaw's commentary:This Amendment, which supersedes clause 3 of Sec. 1 of Article II, was adopted so as to make impossible the situation occurring after the election of 1800 in which Jefferson and Burr received tie votes in the electoral college, thus throwing the selection of a President into the House of Representatives, despite the fact that the electors had intended Jefferson to be President and Burr to be Vice- President. The difference between the procedure which it defines and that which was laid down originally is in the provision it makes for a separate designation by the electors of their...
  • Activists celebrate blows to Electoral College

    04/07/2009 8:21:38 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 82 replies · 3,441+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04/07/2009 | Drew Zahn
    Activists seeking to eliminate the Electoral College in favor of a popular vote to elect the president boast that their movement is almost one-fifth the way to its goal. Four states – Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey – which represent 50 of the 270 electoral votes needed to declare a presidential election winner, have committed to an agreement whereby they would grant their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, a move that – if adopted by enough states – would reduce the Electoral College to irrelevancy. With most of the nation's states considering similar bills...
  • Bloomie and Arnie, Centrist Twins (for Prez and Veep?)

    12/17/2007 10:01:02 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 51 replies · 229+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Dec 17, 2007 | Geoffrey Gray
    Only the Constitution can keep them apart Mayor Bloomberg’s political guru, Kevin Sheekey, continues his quest to get his boss in a position to run for president. According to a well-placed source, Sheekey’s latest project is to figure out if they could get California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a potential running mate. This summer, Bloomie and Arnie shared a few centrist photo ops. The East Coast–West Coast alliance would have its advantages in the Electoral College, certainly. But other parts of the Constitution are more problematic, like where it mentions that only a “natural-born Citizen … shall be eligible for...
  • Bill Clinton in '08! (For Vice President?! Or Arnold?)

    07/31/2007 5:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 1,288+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2007 | Brian E. Gray
    It is one of the ironies of the 2008 campaign that probably the most popular Democrat and the most electable Republican are both ineligible to run for the presidency. The 22nd Amendment bars Bill Clinton from a third election to the office of president, while the original Constitution renders Arnold Schwarzenegger ineligible for the presidency because he is a naturalized rather than a "natural-born" citizen. But what about the second position on the national tickets? Could the Republicans and Democrats avail themselves of the charisma and experience of these two leaders by nominating them for the vicepresidency? (Please e-mail your...
  • How to bring back Bill - Clinton-Clinton 2008 ticket is possible

    06/12/2006 3:28:21 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 286 replies · 4,577+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 12, 2006 | Scott E. Gant and Bruce G. Peabody
    How to bring back Bill A Clinton-Clinton 2008 ticket is constitutionally possible. WASHINGTON, D.C., AND MADISON, N.J. – Americans are nostalgic for the 1990s. They long for a time when terrorism was perceived as a problem confined to foreign lands and when the stock market's rise seemed unstoppable. And, it turns out, many of them miss former President Bill Clinton. In a recent poll conducted for CNN, respondents favored Mr. Clinton over President Bush on a variety of issues, including policy areas traditionally viewed as GOP strongholds. By a wide margin, those surveyed indicated that Clinton did a better...
  • The Nightmare Scenario: Politics and the Constitution collide

    10/28/2004 6:21:57 AM PDT · by ubu · 13 replies · 529+ views ^ | 10/27/04 | Ubu
    November 2: The election is close. Across Ohio, Florida, Pennesylvania and perhaps other states, the margin of victory is slim; perhaps o­nly 1-2,000 votes each. Both sides claim victory. Both sides can show evidence of voter fraud where they lost. Lawsuits start flying, and recounts begin. (Start flying? They are already!) The rules for counting votes change daily according to which judicial authority is consulted. The election becomes a toss up, Florida 2000 times ten, or a hundred. Public backlash begins against both sides over the election being decided in the courts again...what happens? What can happen? If you look...
  • Fishing for a veep in a shallow pool

    03/07/2004 8:06:38 AM PST · by PolishProud · 17 replies · 9,555+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | March 7, 2004 | Westley Pruden
    <p>Everybody thinks he has a running mate for John Kerry, but the Democratic pool is so shallow that some of the Democrats are trying to figure out a way to choose someone who isn't even eligible.</p> <p>A law professor at New York University thinks he has found a winning loophole in the 22nd Amendment, which declares that "no person shall be elected president more than twice." He wants to bring back Bill Clinton for a third term, and then find a way to make Mr. Kerry disappear.</p>