Letter to the Editor: The Electoral College is just fine, thank you

Am I the only one who’s noticed that, for the past eight years, our socialist Democrats found absolutely no flaws in the system of electing a president? In fact, while the liberal elites were gloating that Hillary would become the next president, the only words spoken about the Republican similar comments was that they were “sour grapes.”

But a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. The dragon was slain and the victor was chosen by The People. Now, the big hue and cry is the socialists begging the members of the Electoral College to go against their citizens and negate what the majority decided, or even have another election in hopes the results would change.

Since I’ve been labeled as a bigot, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic and likely hydrophobic for my opinions, I take comfort that syndicated columnist Michele Malkin has named these socialists “snowflakes” and “cupcakes.” It seems that to disagree with any liberal viewpoint ostracizes one to be banished to the nether regions of the country.

A recent letter from Daniel Pritchett [“Electoral College prevents US from being true democracy,” Nov. 21] needs to be addressed. He insists that we buy into revisionist history and he uses those liberal tactics of re-educating us. Perhaps Ronald Reagan said it best when he said, “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”

First, let’s deal with his implication that America is a democracy. America is not now, nor never was, a “democracy.” The Constitution clearly defines it as a “federal Republic.” And there’s a huge difference.

Democracies, much like socialist countries, simply do not work. They don’t work because ultimately, the elites create ways to counter the individual. Many Third World countries even claim to be “socialist democracies” for that simple fact. Regardless of the individual vote, the elites remain elite and the poor are disregarded.

Second is his poor comparison that voting in local areas gives voters a more direct input into issues. You don’t need to leave Delaware to find just how egregiously silly this notion is. We may elect a governor, legislators, councilmen, and mayors, but only they have a say in how laws, regulations and requirements are put in place. We elect people to act in our stead: republican government.

For the third point, let’s look at a quote by Marvin Simkin: “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch.” Again, look no further than Delaware to see this example. Kent and Sussex counties voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump. New Castle, however, with a much larger population than the other two counties combined, voted for Clinton. The result was that ALL of Delaware’s electoral votes went to the person whom 2/3 of the state land mass didn’t approve of.

Our Founding Fathers were brilliant men, whom many of us attribute to being guided by God. There’s no way mere mortals could have foretold the ignorance we see running rampant today. One only needs to look at a map of the U.S. to see how they, in their foresight, saved America (or at the very least, delayed America) from becoming a socialist state. The United States has over 200 million legal voters. In essence, the populations of California (39 million), Texas (28 million), Florida (20 million) and New York (20 million) could dictate policy throughout the country by all voting for one particular candidate. The abolition of the Electoral College allows states like Utah, Wyoming, the Dakotas, Colorado, and Montana to have equal power in those decisions. This election cycle, we saw 67 state legislative chambers remain or fall under Republican control. There were 31 Republican governors elected, and both the U.S. House and the Senate are now controlled by Republicans. The real message being missed here is that we don’t need to eliminate the Electoral College; we need to eliminate the Democratic Party from morphing into socialism. The “People” have spoken rather clearly, if one but takes the time to listen.

George Roof

Magnolia

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