Childish Founders

Liberals are undaunted in their zeal to dismantle the Constitution, even as the backlash continues to grow against them. The latest is the attempt to circumvent the electoral college by organizing states to ignore it.

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.

The scam would disenfranchise voters in any state that voted against the candidate who wins the national popular vote.

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.

So, imagine it's 1972. All of the nation votes for Richard Nixon except Massachusetts, which votes for the radical Democrat George McGovern. The state's voters would lose their say, with all of the Massachusetts electoral votes being awarded to Nixon.

“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 as he introduced the bill on the Senate floor.

They are messing around the delicate checks and balances that were woven into the Constitution. You can't achieve the socialist dream without a strong central government, the opposite of what was intended by the founders.

But Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with a system that was “tried and true” since the founding of the country.

We've had a lot of bad ideas come through this chamber over the years, but this is going to be one of the worst ideas that has surfaced and actually garnered some support,” said Tisei, who is also the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

 

Tisei is right.