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Demand That Congress Preserve the Electoral College

Demand That Congress Preserve the Electoral College
Demand That Congress Preserve the Electoral College
Written By John Biver   |   12.27.16

The men and women that you elect to the U.S. Congress in both chambers need to hear from you regularly on the important issues, and they need to hear from you today regarding the latest actions of Illinois’ own U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

U.S. Senator Durbin along with radical Leftists such as Bernie Sanders aim to undermine the brilliant Electoral College established by our Founding Fathers. Durbin and Sanders and others are ignorant of the purpose and importance of the Electoral College. They argue that it’s a “relic” and “racist” in its design.

Electoral College opponents could all benefit from the teachings of Tara Ross, author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College. In two Prager University 5-minute videos (watch them here and here), Ross provides an excellent short civics lesson:

Why didn’t the Founders just make it easy, and let the presidential candidate with the most votes claim victory? Why did they create and why do we continue to need, this Electoral College?

The answer is critical to understanding not only the Electoral College but also America.

The Founders had no intention of creating a pure majority-rule democracy. They knew from careful study of history what most have forgotten today or never learned: pure democracies do not work.

They implode.

Democracy has been colorfully described as two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner. In a pure democracy, bare majorities can easily tyrannize the rest of a country. The Founders wanted to avoid this at all costs.

Both videos lay out the basics in an easy to understand fashion:

Our Founders so deeply feared a tyranny of the majority that they rejected the idea of a direct vote for President. That’s why they created the Electoral College. For more than two centuries it has encouraged coalition building and national campaigning, given a voice to both big and small states, and discouraged voter fraud.

In this video, Ross addresses a “well-financed, below-the-radar effort to do away with the Electoral College” that wants to do “exactly what the Founders rejected: award the job of president to the person who gets the most votes nationally.” Ross explains that the effort’s goal is to ask states to “sign a contract to give their presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote instead of the winner of the state’s popular vote.”

Ross gives an example of how this would have worked had it been in place in 2004:

[W]hen George W. Bush won the national vote, California’s electoral votes would have gone to Bush, even though John Kerry won that state by 1.2 million votes!

Can you imagine strongly Democratic California calmly awarding its electors to a Republican?

Our U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives need to hear from us on this important issue.

Take ACTION:  Click HERE to send a message to U.S. Senators Dick Durbin, Mark Kirk, and your local U.S. Representative asking them to defend the Electoral College and to vigorously oppose the efforts to undermine the remarkable electoral system that has served our nation so very well. Speak up for the vision of the Founders by telling your lawmakers you want the Electoral College preserved.

Source: Will County News

DisruptJ20 Chaos, Crisis, Drones and Roller Derby Planned for Trump Inauguration

Jeremy Segal – ©RebelPundit.com 2016

#DisruptJ20 Chaos, Crisis, Drones and Roller Derby Planned for Trump Inauguration

Violent activists (#ObamasChildren) plan to cause chaos and “create a sense of crisis” through harassment and intimidation that could devolve into something much uglier and more dangerous, according to Roger Stone. Stone obtained details about the coordinated chaos from a operative inside the #J20 Planning Committee Session, and says that activists are planning to use violent tactics against peaceful Americans gathering for the swearing in of the 45th President, that may go as far laughing rockets from drones to activists playing roller derby knock down games with civilians. Groups planning to participate in the attacks include Rising Tide North America, Showing up for Racial Justice and Black Lives Matter. Stone has more information in the first few minutes of the following video from

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Source: Will County News

Black Panthers Hold ‘Human Rights Tribunal’ in Milwaukee

Black Panthers Hold ‘Human Rights Tribunal’ in Milwaukee

In what can only be considered a major irony, the Black Panthers of Milwaukee are protesting “genocide” of blacks by police.

I’m not sure of their priorities, but my list abortion and black on black crime ahead of “death by cop.”

Yet, as was reported,

Members of the Black Panthers of Milwaukee, some armed with guns, marched through the Sherman Park neighborhood on Sunday to protest what they called the “genocide” of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

The afternoon march, which they called a “human rights tribunal,” was held in the name of Sylville Smith, Jay Anderson and others who have been killed by police officers.

“This is genocide. It can’t go on. Any other country, any other people it would be declared as such,” said Dr. Alli Muhammad with the Revolutionary Black Panther Party.

Genocide? Exactly how many blacks are killed by police?

Of the 990 people who were killed by police officers in 2015, the Washington Post reported 258 of them were black. So far in 2016, there have been 708 documented deaths in police shootings, 173 of which have resulted the deaths of African-Americans.

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                                                                                                                                                                Sadly, neither of these groups actually cares about the facts, as there is much more money in the lie.

So now the Black Panthers of Milwaukee called for the resignation of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Ed Flynn. Why? Because a former police officer was prosecuted for killing a black citizen.

Dominque Heaggan-Brown, the former Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed Smith, sparking days of unrest, was charged last Thursday with first-degree reckless homicide.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney earlier this month said the Wauwatosa police officer who shot and killed Anderson in June wouldn’t be criminally charged in that case.

So justice was served, and the officer involved in the shooting charged. However that’s not enough for the race-baiters.

 

 

Source: Will County News