I know, I know! Many people are pissed at the Electoral College; because Secretary Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly won the Popular Vote. But, Donald Trump had more of the little bits and pieces of America, and they still count! Yes, gerrymandered districts undoubtedly helped, as well as a number of external factors, which have already been well documented. So now, let’s use the Electoral College to turn the Evil Wolf from the Door of the Oval Office!
Three of our Nation’s Founding Fathers—Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay—explained in 1788, in the Federalist Papers (Essay #68), why the Continental Congress created the Electoral College. Prior to that time, all power was held by the various Kings, and it was passed-on through each nation’s lines of succession.
The Electoral College was intended to serve as a check, in order to insure that the “Sense of the People” was well-founded, and that: “It was also peculiarly desirable as to afford as little opportunity as possible to tumult and disorder.” “This evil was not least to be dreaded in the election of…the President of the United States.” Federalist Papers, Essay #68, is linked as follows: http://thefederalistpapers.org/federalist-paper-68
If you have already realized the dangers of a Trump Presidency, you are certainly not alone! Consider whether you have: had “Voter’s Remorse”, and realized that Donald Trump is either unable or unwilling to deliver on his false promises; got tired of hearing reports that he had disrupted the Obama Administration’s Foreign Policy by assuming to advise the British Prime Minister, ignorantly disrupting our Nation’s long-standing “One China” Policy, by calling the Taiwan President, or receiving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, for a purely social visit, with family members joining in; refusing to provide back tax returns or a plan, for both him and his family, to permanently leave his business empire; and his constant tweeting day-and-night. Surely, he must have a full-time job!
I certainly cannot imagine what America might look like after even one year, let alone four, with a President Trump! But, Mssrs. Hamilton, Monroe and Jay have left us a way out! Perhaps a big eraser, to right a terrible wrong? Let’s use the Electoral College against Donald Trump. Each Senator and Congressmen is an “Elector”, as well as some others appointed by the Parties. As those three men wrote in Essay #68, let’s focus on the potential “tumult and disorder” that a Trump Presidency assuredly will cause!
Consider the linked Op-Ed, by Christopher Suprun, a long-time Texas Elector, from the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/opinion/why-i-will-not-cast-my-electoral-vote-for-donald-trump.html?ref=opinion. Tomorrow, call and Email your Congressman and both Senators and tell them that they are making a Big Mistake, if they vote for Trump on December 19. Then, call and tell every same-minded person you know to do the same. Even call the Republicans, because the more GOPers you turn, the better! And consider the petition linked below!
P. S. If it doesn’t work, so be it. But, at least you will have tried!