Monday, February 19, 2007


Liberals think they have figured out a way to circumvent the U.S. Constitution without actually amending it.

The part of the Constitution that vexes them so is the section dealing with the election of a president. The left doesn't like the electoral college .. especially after the 2000 election where their hero, Al Gore, won the popular vote but lost the election.

The idea, being pushed by some leftist college professors, is to have the states pass legislation saying that they will award their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote. This would mean that Colorado, for instance, would award all of the Colorado electoral votes to the Democrat candidate if that candidate won the national popular vote, even if the Republican candidate carried Colorado 2 to 1. This would almost guarantee that presidential candidates would do most of their campaigning in California, Texas, New York and possibly Florida. Iowa and New Hampshire wouldn't see a candidate face after their primaries.

Legislation either has or will be introduced in no less than 47 states to implement this crackpot idea. These leftists are showing their absolute contempt for Constitution by trying to figure out a way to get around it. That, my friends, is pretty much par for the course.

Now .. before we let this particular topic go, let me be clear here. I want to restrict the "right" of the people to vote in presidential elections, not expand it. Our founding fathers did not believe that everyone should vote ... and they made no provision for a "right" to vote in federal elections. Now this is not to say that some people should be denied their Constitutional rights. Everyone gets equal protection under the law, and everyone should be protected by that law ... but it is sheer idiocy to allow those without a clue to participate in choosing who will lead our country.

Do any of you know of a successful business that allows the rank and file workers to decide who the next CEO will be? Of course not. The shareholders – not the employees, but the shareholders – elect a board of directors and that board then chooses the CEO. This works pretty well for businesses, and it's a system that would work equally well for our country. And just who would the "shareholders" be? Those who pay and have paid taxes; those who have invested in our country through hard work.

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