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To Restore The Constitution, The Voters Themselves Should Follow It
The Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2016 | Alan Keyes

Posted on 02/18/2016 8:20:59 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The forces that now have a stranglehold on both the so-called “major” political Parties are determined to overthrow the Constitution, turning the United States into an oligarchic tyranny, affirmed periodically by sham votes, as in the erstwhile Soviet Union. I can’t support anything produced by their sham political process. It’s all calculated to produce a result fatal to rightful liberty.

Only a true grassroots movement can restore constitutional self-government in the United States. The presidential election, as envisaged by the Constitution’s provisions, actually requires such a grassroots mobilization, focused on the election of presidential electors. These electors are supposed to be selected by grassroots voters, from among the fellow inhabitants of their states and districts. As the search committee charged with selecting the president and vice president, the electors are supposed faithfully to represent and act for the people, not some presidential candidate whom the voters at large have no constitutional authority to select.

The presidential election that involves the voters at large should therefore be a series of state and district elections, in which people choose from among themselves people they actually know at close hand, and trust to act on their behalf. The present sham stands this constitutional intention on its head, turning the presidential election into a manipulated national plebiscite focused on media fabricated personalities that have been made to order for the purposes of the nation’s self-serving elitist powers.

This is why all of the candidates on offer in the elitist faction sham are fatally flawed figureheads. Each of them has, in some respect, sold out the people they are supposed to represent, in one or more areas vital to the survival of liberty. We shan’t save our constitutional republic by electing any of them. The people who truly aim to save the constitutional republic need to:

  1. Develop the platform that represents their principles, priorities and concerns; and
  2. Elect slates for the electoral college solemnly pledged to search for and elect the person with the proven capacity, background and demonstrated commitment to do what the agreed upon platform requires them to do.

In the process envisaged by the Constitution, the focus would be on what is to be done and why it is right to do it. It would be on finding, among local people we know and trust, those whom we judge best suited to find and elect the right people to implement that focus. Prior to the General Election there would be no self-promoting individuals “running for president.” In constitutional terms this is true in any case. Any appearance to the contrary is the effect of an anti-constitutional overlay calculated to move the people toward self-destruction.

People who want to be president shouldn’t campaign on their own behalf, for the office. They should campaign in support of the platform they are committed to implement, and the candidates for presidential elector, House and Senate who share that commitment. (But for the prideful folly of the 17th Amendment, this would include the candidates for the State legislative body (usually the State Senate) to which the Constitution entrusted responsibility for electing each state’s U.S. Senators before the 17th amendment was ratified.)

The Electoral College strategy would restore that proper order of things. People who want to be president would spend the run up to the general election proving that they can capably articulate and effectively support what the voters have in mind, rather than forcing the voters to make an ill-informed choice that thereafter makes their support for this or that self-idolizing, self-serving politico a point of personal pride and divisive rancor.

There’s still more than enough time left before the general election for people to turn to this constitutional vision. Indeed, at present the whole egocentric primary election farce is calculated to keep people of good will from focusing on the choice of presidential electors in time to do what the Constitution requires. Many if not most voters don’t even know the names of the people they are actually voting for.

So instead of a pre-selection process directly subject to the will of the people, voting in their home states and districts, the search committee process takes place out of the public eye. It involves decisions by media elites and party kingpins at the national level. They in turn kowtow to their paymasters in the internationalist money elite. This results in a field of candidates that has passed through an elitist faction screening process, which assures that elections don’t matter so much (to paraphrase Nancy Pelosi).

But starting at least as far back as 2006 an uprising has simmered in the United States, at the grassroots. It threatens the sort of political realignment that could, if properly informed, overturn the de facto tyranny of the few the present political process serves. The first step in thwarting that uprising was to induce the grassroots people involved in what came to be called the “tea party” movement to pin their hopes on the GOP.

However, thanks to constant betrayals by the GOP’s quisling leadership, grassroots discontent still threatens to boil over. So the would-be oligarchs seek ways to co-opt that discontent. Their trick is to redirect it into channels they can manipulate and control. In this respect Donald Trump is literally the trump card the elitist faction is playing, as it were, to take that trick. Using a fog of rudely “anti-establishment” rhetoric to gain false credibility with GOP voters, their card is now successfully in play.

His job is to make sure that no one who truly wishes to conserve America’s constitutional self-government becomes the effective focus of the angry discontent that now characterizes much of the GOP’s core grassroots constituency. Whether he wins the GOP nomination or not, the emotional welter induced by his outrage distracts from the fact that no conservative, in the true sense noted above, is to be found among the candidates for the GOP nomination.

So whether GOP primary voters support Trump, or oppose him by voting for one of the other pre-selected figureheads, they will sheepishly confine themselves to the GOP’s political stockyard. From there they will again be herded toward a general election in which they will “have no choice” that conserves the principles and provisions of America’s constitutional self-government; no choice but to support some nominee committed to keep the nation on a path toward tyrannical elitist faction rule.

But what if conservatives in the true sense reject the partisan sham in order to implement a strategy for the presidential election that focuses on winning a majority on the executive search committee for president that will faithfully represents the voters who elected them? Then their sense of the principles, priorities and actions that will save the nation’s constitutional liberty might prevail. Such a search committee might very well outflank the would-be oligarchs. It might very well select a president/vice president beholden to no one but the grassroots voters whose chosen representatives elected them.

By thus breaking the stranglehold of the elitist faction, voters willing to learn from the Constitution’s provisions will renew the nation’s respect for the wisdom that informs them. They will restore the vitality of constitutional self-government by their own initiative. In the end, and contrary to the political hand-out mentality of the elitist faction sham, such grassroots initiative is the only way it will ever be restored.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservative; constitution; election; election2016; electoralcollege; electors; elites; grassroots; president; primaries; vicepresident; voters

1 posted on 02/18/2016 8:21:00 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


2 posted on 02/18/2016 8:21:22 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Terrorism, the thing that shall not be named by the MSM)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Follow the Constitution by not voting for ineligible candidates.


3 posted on 02/18/2016 8:27:22 PM PST by PJBankard (It is the spirit of the men who leads that gains the victory. - Gen. George Patton)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Golly this brings back memories! Clinton’s a Liar (Connie Hair) went on to be Alan’s PR person. Those were much simpler days, when all we had to worry about was having a sex-maniac in the White House. How little we knew of what was brewing under the surface in the Washington cesspool!


4 posted on 02/18/2016 8:28:58 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: PJBankard
More and more people will do just that as they learn the truth.
5 posted on 02/18/2016 8:33:58 PM PST by ASA Vet (Jus Soli + Jus Sanguinis = NBC)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That seems like something to discuss sometime in the future.

What good is a modified or updated constitution if you have government officials who do not respect and comply with the one we already have?

To me the first step is to return to a constitutional government.

That means electing people who will keep their oath of office and prosecuting those who break it.

PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

ALL OTHER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND OFFICIALS OATH OF OFFICE:

I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.


6 posted on 02/18/2016 9:04:36 PM PST by Iron Munro (WE MAY BE PARANOID BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY AREN'T REALLY AFTER US)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bookmark


7 posted on 02/18/2016 9:10:56 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: PJBankard

Cruz is eligible.

Trump’s nutty attacks on Cruz prove he (Trump) is unfit.


8 posted on 02/18/2016 9:28:54 PM PST by Impy (They pull a knife, you pull a gun. That's the CHICAGO WAY, and that's how you beat the rats!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t want a personality for president. I nominate the Constitution for president.


9 posted on 02/18/2016 9:29:40 PM PST by conservativeimage.com (I won't go underground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wema3CNqzvg)
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To: BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Keyes: Fire up the DeLorean, we need to go back to the time before the third Presidential election when we had a popular war hero everyone agreed on as the choice and didn’t need “factions”. And go back to having Senators appointed by politicians, OF COURSE.


10 posted on 02/18/2016 9:33:10 PM PST by Impy (They pull a knife, you pull a gun. That's the CHICAGO WAY, and that's how you beat the rats!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I just saw a rancher murdered, saw many ranchers jailed, kids and land taken away trying to follow the Constitution. It grieves me to think we’ll all be in a cell and the BLM( Black lives and Bureau of Land) and others will just shit on us ploicing the streets and the schools. Panthers in the streets, Common Core run amuck, M B Hood...with all in a cell we can do nothing, NOTHING.

This needs to be a movement, a real organized movement where there are so damned many in the streets and in faces they either institute martial law which would be stupid or conform...no other way now.


11 posted on 02/18/2016 10:21:05 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: sauropod

read this


12 posted on 02/19/2016 2:10:34 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It's become a knife fight w/o rules - if one side decides to follow the rules, they will be handily disposed of by the opposition who hasn't been constrained to following the rules.

Need to have a force willing and able to enforce the rules before one can safely jump in that arena.

13 posted on 02/19/2016 4:12:52 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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