The Massachusetts Legislature has approved a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote.
“What we are submitting is the idea that the president should be selected by the majority of people in the United States of America,” Senator James B. Eldridge, an Acton Democrat, said before the Senate voted to enact the bill.
Wonder how the people of Massachusetts feel knowing that their vote for president may now be decided by individuals in major metropolitan areas, far removed from Massachusetts?
Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally.
Massachusetts is not the only state to attempt the end-around the Constitution…
Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland, and Washington have already approved the legislation, according to the National Popular Vote campaign’s website. The new system would only go into effect once a sufficient number of states have passed laws that would make it work.
Supporters, on both sides of the political spectrum, would have the people of states believe that this legislation empowers them. In fact it moves away from the individual vote having weight and importance, to making the vote that of a collective consciousness. States which have low populations would seldom, if ever see candidates prior to the elections, major cities such as Chicago, New York, Los Angles, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego etc. would see massive amounts of attention, as would states with high populations.
Supporting this legislation displays how both sides of the political spectrum ignore, and I would suggest disdain, the Constitution and seek end-runs around the very document that guarantees freedom to the American people. There are concrete measures to amend the Constitution, instead of these backdoor shenanigans.
Small steps toward shredding the Constitution abound, make no mistake these assaults occur from both the Republican and Democrat machine; they share in the motivation to express their animosity to the freedom of the American people and advocate their brand of control through legislation.
And that is what it is, they both believe WE-THE-PEOPLE are to uneducated to understand what is best for us and wrap their oppression in terms such as empowerment which hide the insidious nature of their intent. That’s what this legislation represents oppression of the people; a disregard of procedural method to amend the Constitution, so the people can weigh the consequences and benefits through open dialogue.
For what purpose? I would suggest they believe we are to dense to understand the procedures involved with the electoral college and hence they know what’s best for us.
Wake-up patriots, wolves reside in both main stream parties and your freedom is in danger.