Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept

Gerwilliamsrman Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has “utterly failed,” adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could “live happily side by side.” The failure of multiculturalism is also seen in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and other European countries. Immigrants coming from Africa and the Middle East refuse to assimilate and instead seek to import the failed cultures they fled.

Leftist diversity advocates and multiculturalists are right to argue that people of all races, religions and cultures should be equal in the eyes of the law. But their argument borders on idiocy when they argue that one set of cultural values cannot be judged superior to another and that to do so is Eurocentrism.

That’s unbridled nonsense. Ask a diversity/multiculturalism advocate: Is forcible female genital mutilation, as practiced in nearly 30 sub-Saharan African and Middle Eastern countries, a morally equivalent cultural value? Slavery is practiced in northern Sudan. In most of the Middle East, there are numerous limits placed on women, such as prohibitions on driving, employment and education. Under Islamic law, in some countries, female adulterers face death by stoning, and thieves are punished by having their hand severed. In some African and Middle Eastern countries, homosexuality is a crime, in some cases punishable by death. Are all these cultural values morally equivalent to those of the West?

The vital achievement of the West was the concept of individual rights, which saw its birth with the Magna Carta in 1215. The idea emerged that individuals have certain inalienable rights. Individuals do not exist to serve government; governments exist to protect their rights. But it was not until the 19th century that ideas of liberty received broad recognition. In the West, it was mostly through the works of British philosophers, such as John Locke, David Hume, Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill.

Personal liberty implies toleration of differences among people, whether those differences are racial, sexual, ideological or political. Liberty also implies a willingness to permit others who disagree with you to go their separate ways. This is not the vision of the new immigrants. In some parts of Britain, Christians are threatened with violence for merely handing out Bibles. Trying to convert Muslims to Christianity is seen as a hate crime. Women are accosted by Muslim men for “improper” dress. Many women are sexually assaulted. In many European countries, “no-go zones” — where civil authorities will not enter — in which Shariah is practiced have been established. According to the Express, “London, Paris, Stockholm and Berlin are among the major European cities that feature on a bombshell list of 900 lawless zones with large immigrant populations” (http://tinyurl.com/hubbxuw).

Both in Europe and in the U.S., multiculturalism is a leftist elitist vision with its roots in academia. The intellectual elite, courts and government agencies push an agenda that is anything but a defense of individual rights, freedom from conformity and a live-and-let-live philosophy. Instead, multiculturalism/diversity is an agenda for all kinds of conformity — conformity in ideas, actions and speech. It calls for re-education programs where diversity managers indoctrinate students, faculty members, employees, managers and executives on what’s politically correct thinking. Part of that lesson is nonjudgmentalism, where one is taught that one lifestyle is just as worthy as another and all cultures and their values are morally equivalent.

Western values are superior to all others. But one need not be a Westerner to hold Western values. A person can be Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, African or Arab and hold Western values. By the way, it is no accident that Western values of reason and individual rights have produced unprecedented health, life expectancy, wealth and comfort for the ordinary person. There’s an indisputable positive relationship between liberty and standards of living. There is also indisputable evidence that we in the West are unwilling to defend ourselves from barbarians. Just look at our response to the recent Orlando massacre, in which we’ve focused our energies on guns rather than on terrorists.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

The Fraud Goes On

sowellLast week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress.

But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution’s requirement of “equal protection of the laws,” by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal.

Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that “separate but equal” facilities were consistent with the Constitution. Everybody knew that those facilities were separate but by no means equal. Nevertheless, this charade lasted until 1954.

The Supreme Court’s affirmative action cases have now lasted since 1974 when, in the case of “DeFunis v. Odegaard,” the Court voted 5 to 4 that this particular case was moot, which spared the justices from having to vote on its merits.

While the 1896 “separate but equal” decision lasted 58 years, the Supreme Court’s affirmative action cases have now had 42 years of evasion, sophistry and fraud, with no end in sight.

One sign of the erosion of principles over the years is that even one of the Court’s most liberal judicial activists, Justice William O. Douglas, could not stomach affirmative action in 1974, and voted to condemn it, rather than declare the issue moot.

But now, in 2016, the supposedly conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to uphold the University of Texas’ racial preferences. Perhaps the atmosphere inside the Washington Beltway wears down opposition to affirmative action, much as water can eventually wear down rock and create the Grand Canyon.

We have heard much this year about the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of the great Justice Antonin Scalia — and rightly so. But there are two vacancies on the Supreme Court. The other vacancy is Anthony Kennedy.

The human tragedy, amid all the legal evasions and frauds is that, while many laws and policies sacrifice some people for the sake of other people, affirmative action manages to harm blacks, whites, Asians and others, even if in different ways.

Students who are kept out of a college because other students are admitted instead, under racial quotas, obviously lose opportunities they would otherwise have had.

But minority students admitted to institutions whose academic standards they do not meet are all too often needlessly turned into failures, even when they have the prerequisites for success in some other institution whose normal standards they do meet.

When black students who scored at the 90th percentile in math were admitted to M.I.T., where the other students scored at the 99th percentile, a significant number of black students failed to graduate there, even though they could have graduated with honors at most other academic institutions.

We do not have so many students with that kind of ability that we can afford to sacrifice them on the altar to political correctness.

Such negative consequences of mismatching minority students with institutions, for the sake of racial body count, have been documented in a number of studies, most notably “Mismatch,” a book by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr., whose sub-title is: “How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It.”

When racial preferences in student admissions in the University of California system were banned, the number of black and Hispanic students in the system declined slightly, but the number actually graduating rose substantially. So did the number graduating with degrees in tough subjects like math, science and engineering.

But hard facts carry no such weight among politicians as magic words like “diversity” — a word repeated endlessly, without one speck of evidence to back up its sweeping claims of benefits. It too is part of the Supreme Court fraud, going back to a 1978 decision that seemingly banned racial quotas — unless the word “diversity” was used instead of “quotas.”

Seeming to ban racial preferences, while letting them continue under another name, was clever politically. But the last thing we need in Washington are nine more politicians, wearing judicial robes.

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com.

Will you read the Declaration?

readingI hope you’ll join us on the 4th of July by reading the Declaration of Independence on the courthouse of your county, or perhaps at city hall.

We’ve set up a website, www.ReadTheDeclaration.us, where you can register your event so that others will know to find you.  We’ll be promoting that on Facebook just to get out the word.

For nine years now we’ve been doing this in Hamilton County, Texas, and every year we have a larger crowd.  Last year the County Judge joined us in reading – that was a first.  We also read the Bill of Rights.  We hope to have so many people attend that we have to go through it twice, just so everyone will get a chance to read a few lines at the mike.  And this year we have a co-coordinator who has ladies baking cookies and plans to have free soda pop and cold water.  People are requested to bring their own lawn chairs.  Some years we give away copies of the Constitution, if we have enough on hand.

If you’ll drop a note or call the editor of your local newspaper, the chances are very good that they will send a reporter and a photographer, and you should ask them to run a PSA or a short article promoting it before the event.

If you ask veterans groups to show up, they surely will.  Ask Boy Scouts and Trail Life groups to send a color guard.  Etc.  The thing is that even though we have lost many freedoms, we are still a freedom-loving people who need the seeds of Liberty to be resown into our hearts and minds.  If America falls apart, as it appears to be doing, then more than ever we need to kindle this flame now, that we are going to be pro-active.  The Declaration today reads just as pertinent as it did in 1776.  Perhaps more so.

See you at the courthouse!

Daniel New

PS.  Several people have asked me how they should go about getting a permit.  Are you kidding me?  We’re talking about exercising our fundamental Rights, as specifically guaranteed in the Constitution, to Assemble and to Speak!  Free men don’t ask for permission to do what is their right!  You just do it, and if the Gestapo wants to hassle you, well, that’s why the Press is there – another Right.  They do NOT want the publicity connected with forbidding citizens the right to read the Declaration of Independence.  I wish they would try.  It would make a great story on our website.

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Franklin Graham to Christians: Shake up politics ‘before it’s too late’

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Spiritual leader Franklin Graham is encouraging pastors and everyday Christians to jump into politics “before it’s too late” to fight a growing wave of political correctness.

In a Facebook post, he praised some 200 pastors that have already decided to run for office, part of a national effort led by David Lane’s American Renewal Project. Graham said he hopes that is just the beginning.

“The time for Christians to be sitting on the sidelines is over,” wrote Graham, who has continued the missionary work of his father, Billy Graham, the “Pastor to Presidents.

Quoting a local official involved in the debate over letting transgendered school children using their bathroom of choice, he wrote, “Do you think that if people on your deacon board or pastoral board were serving on the school board that you would be discussing same-sex bathrooms?”

Lane told Secrets Saturday that his effort continues to gain steam because Evangelical leaders see politics threatening their values.

“As we recruit, train and organize to place conservative, principled Biblical-based leaders in public office, Christians can no longer sit in the bleachers. America’s survival depends on it, for virtue is a key component of freedom. We must organize locally and win from the bottom-up instead of the top-down. Christians must begin to win incrementally by taking on small races that are more psychologically winnable,” said Lane.

“The next generation of Christians in America will be left to suffer the consequences of our inaction and un-involvement in the public square, for someone’s values are going to reign supreme,” he added.

Lane recently sent a memo to 100,000 pastors urging more to run for office and encourage churchgoers to vote. In it he said, “Here is the good news, with just a small increase in voter turnout at the voting booth for the estimated 65M-80M Evangelical constituency, the political landscape can be changed dramatically-overnight.”

Below is Graham’s full post, first reported by Charisma News:

Do pastors belong in politics? Absolutely—if God leads them to be. I’m thankful for these 200 pastors who are getting involved in making a difference in their communities, their states, and the nation—and they’re encouraging their congregations to do the same, before it’s too late. As Godspeak Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks’s Rob McCoy says “You can change the city council. You can change the school board. You can make a difference right where you are. You can affect your schools…” He’s right—the time for Christians to be sitting on the sidelines is over! One state representative said, “Do you think that if people on your deacon board or pastoral board were serving on the school board that you would be discussing same-sex bathrooms?” Think about it. The Bible says, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) McCoy answered that question—”Rebuild the foundation!” We need Christians running for office at all levels—local, state, and national. Where could God be leading you to serve?

Self Defense Is a Basic Human Right

CR-web-SelfDefenseBasicRightDarrell Castle takes time while on the campaign trail to talk about the right of free people to defend themselves in light of the shooting in Orlando.

Transcript

Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s pod cast. Today is Friday June 17, 2016 and on today’s pod cast we are going to be discussing the right of free people to defend themselves.

By now we know about as much about what happened in Orlando as the government will allow us to know. The media will not actually conduct an investigation; instead it will just repeat the government’s version of the story over and over until enough of us accept it as the truth and condemn anyone who doesn’t believe it.

I won’t repeat the media stories of the actual event then because I would rather examine the reaction to the event. President Obama took awhile to frame his response finally speaking to the nation at 2PM on the day after the attack. He said the shooting was being investigated as both as a hate crime and an act of terrorism. “This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theater, or in a nightclub. And we have to decide it that’s the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.”

The Orlando attack does not easily fit the left’s usual narrative for how these things work. The shooter is supposed to be from a bad, politically incorrect group when he attacks a good politically correct group.

For example this time the shooter was a registered Democrat. That fact should surprise no one since most Muslims are registered Democrats. I suppose they understand that the Democratic Party supports the destruction of European Civilization and values thru multiculturalism and diversity. The Republican Party supports it as well but they are ashamed of their support so they are not open about it.

Everywhere we look now, we have one official narrative pushed upon us. The government, the media, educational institutions, and entertainment all tell us that the good people have the moral high ground and therefore should be able to dictate and control the agenda. The good people, as they define them, are homosexuals, transsexuals, Muslims, people of color, women, feminist men, left leaning people of all colors, and other victim groups. Differences that may occasionally occur between these groups should not divert our attention from the fact that they are all victims and therefore “good people.”

Everyone else is by elimination “bad people.” Traditional men and women of all colors, conservatives of all colors, theologically conservative Christians, Trump supporters, and of course supporters of the Constitution Party and its candidate, Darrell Castle. The bad people try to spoil the world for all the good people by arguing that self defense is a basic human right and they will not be disarmed and enslaved.

The influence of the bad people can be minimized by importing good people into the country to dilute the influence of the bad people so the borders are left open and Muslims are invited and encouraged to immigrate to Europe and America. This entire line of reasoning was dealt a serious blow by the attack in Orlando.

According to President Obama the shooting was the fault of all the average bad people for not loving the gay community enough. We need the strength and courage to change he said. But the shooter was not an average guy since he was clearly in the good person camp. He pledged his allegiance to ISIS. He was interviewed at least twice by the FBI for links to terrorism and reportedly told them that he someday wanted to be a martyr. His ex-wife even said that he was gay and you can’t get any better than that.

There are at least nine countries, all predominantly Muslim, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan which openly support the death penalty for homosexuality as dictated by Sharia law.

ISIS repeatedly releases videos of homosexuals being thrown off high buildings and beheaded. Their culture and ideology had nothing to do with the attack Mrs. Clinton said, and the President thinks that Mr. Trump’s immigration policy insults them. This is a culture and ideology in which sex between male members is accepted and rape of small boys is commonplace but which throws gays off buildings and makes videos of it.

The “good people” in this struggle seem to have believed their own propaganda. Because religion plays no role in their lives, they assume it plays no role in anyone else’s life either. They cannot begin to imagine that people actually live by the words of a book written 1500 years ago which tells them to kill unbelievers.

To Muslims the penalty for homosexuality is death whether in America or in Saudi Arabia. In Europe and America Muslims have enough numbers to mount repeated attacks especially from lone wolf killers such as in Orlando. Yet, the policy of the U.S. government as echoed by the President and by Mrs. Clinton is to claim that Islamic terror has nothing to do with Islam and to demand that the American people be disarmed.

There are reasons why attacks usually occur in gun free zones and not at NRA conventions. People in gun free enclaves are not only unarmed they have a cower in fear and hope he spares me mindset. No one rushes the shooter while he is changing magazines they just wait to die. The surveillance state and a disarmed people are the government’s answer but that is not the correct answer. In this world there are wolves and there are sheep but there are also sheep dogs. If you pull the sheep dog’s teeth the wolves will run riot.

Disarmed people are defeated people just as a defeated army stacks its arms in front of the victors. Armed people are free people because they have the means of resistance in their hands. The American colonists were threatened with disarmament by the British and they rose to rebellion. Defense of one’s self and family is everyone’s responsibility. The government cannot and will not do it for you.

The all knowing, all powerful State, which of course is run totally by good people wants a disarmed, defeated people under surveillance every second of every day with every penny earned and every penny spent all recorded.

We as free people have to debunk the lies that undermine this Statist approach to life and living.

Remember that self defense is a basic human right and don’t believe the State’s lies.

At least that’s the way I see it.

Until next time folks,

This is Darrell Castle, thanks for listening.

POURING GASOLINE ON AN OPEN FIRE

danielPouring Gasoline On An Open Fire

Is What Progressive Politicians Are Doing

They Are Fueling A Massive Culture Clash

As Obama Brings The 3rd World To Your Doorstep

How On Earth Did We Get Here ? Bringing massive numbers of immigrants into the USA is a formula for disaster.  This is a strategy used to quickly destabilize a targeted enemy country.  The Europeans who flooded into America came for Liberty.  Not matter how badly they wanted to get into the USA, their flow was regulated, their backgrounds checked and their medical conditions were checked and verified.  For some Liberty meant the right to worship their version of Christianity the way they wanted.  For others it was all about property and the right to own land.  No matter how they defined Liberty, they all came to improve their lot in life by working hard work.  They brought their existing skills and acquired others.   All relished property rights and the dream of seeing their children have opportunities that would have been impossible in their countries of origin.  Their “cheap labor” was one of the reasons for the explosive growth of America.  That exchange was a marvelous trade.  Today, all that has changed.  How did it ever transpire that the US government decided to give welfare to immigrants?

[one_third]Progressive & Corrupt Politicians & Bureaucrats have ruined the USA.  This did not happen over night.  It began in earnest in 1913 with Woodrow Wilson’s election.  Massive bureaucratic roadblocks are in the path of those who want to work, to create and to build.  Red tape and taxes have become confiscatory.  Creativity has been squelched and private property rights no longer exists.

Think You Own Your Property ??
Wrong !! .. Think Again !!

If you think you own that property you paid for and maintained, just try not paying your rent to the State and you’ll find out in due time that you will be evicted and the property will be confiscated.

Building Bigger Government Bureaucracies Progressives (Democrat & Republican) have been more interested in political gain & graft at the expense of liberty.  They have failed miserably at rewarding the creative classes.  Instead they have rewarded government, created more bureaucracies and made the old ones bigger.  Pursuing the noble cause of Security, they have allowed the erosion of Freedom, and they have seriously dampened the American dream of equal opportunity for all.

Statesmen Without Support Americans have been content to watch the destruction of any statesman who stood up for the ideas Constitution.  Meanwhile, the press takes great joy lampooning and marginalizing them.[/one_third]

[one_third]Subsidizing Immorality An unending series of politicians flashing glittering generalities and snake oil are pouring gasoline directly onto the fire.  They are purposefully creating a huge class of Americans who are increasingly dependent on government cheques. With malice in their hearts, they are making it impossible for families to take care of their own.  The cost of health care and other critical products & services are so high that two incomes are required to just barely break even.  I believe this is the way tyrants subsidize immorality.  This is nothing short of government-sponsored bastardy.  It is the willful destruction of the American family.  The more kids you have out of wedlock, the more money you can get.

They Don’t Want To Be Americans But that wasn’t enough.  The destruction of America’s work ethic just couldn’t happen fast enough.  We are in the process of bringing in millions of refugees who know nothing of a work ethic, who don’t speak our language, who know nothing of our history, who have no marketable skills (not even cheap labor), who don’t need to work because your tax money puts them in free apartments, gives them various forms of welfare, and worse, grants them citizenship so they can vote to keep the socialists in power from now on.  How many of them will decide they want to learn English, develop a work ethic, and start become self-reliant?[/one_third]

[one_third_last]How Naïve Are You ? Many are so naïve that they think what is unfolding before their eyes .. “just happened”?  Do you think we are witnessing a 75 year old program to destroy the USA unfold?  Many believe, with certainty, that there an agenda to reward indolence and to punish hard work and creativity is indeed in place.  Do you believe in the tooth fairy ?

America Is On Fire and politicians of both parties are rushing like a volunteer fire brigade.  However, the problem is that they are not throwing water on the flames, they are throwing gasoline.

How’s that “voting for the lesser of two evils” working out for you, America?
Will we live to see a Constitutional Republic In The USA, once again?
Let Us Hear From You.  We Would Love To Learn What You Think.

“All That Is Necessary For The Triumph Of Evil
Is For Good Men To Keep Voting
For The Lesser Of Two Evils.”

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does …

Ask any person, not your child between the ages of 18 and 25, if they ever heard of the Nuremburg Trials. 1 in 13 might say they have, but will not be able to tell you “what” was on trial (not who).Muslim-Army Those same people will not be able to tell you the name of the Vice President. 84% of those who receive this will not read it completely, or at all. 10% will but will also chose not to forward it. The remaining 6% will forward it.

The war started in the 7th century and lasted through the 17th century. I would contend it never stopped but historically the facts below are correct.

This is why I choke when I hear someone say we will defeat or contain these Islamic terrorists in a few years or even 30 years as recently stated by Leon Panetta.

If the latest batch of murders, beheadings, and killing of innocent Christians has shocked you, maybe you should read this compilation of historical facts about the hatred of Muslims.

WE, THE STUPID

This is factually (and historically) correct – and verifiable:

In 732 A.D. the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.

In 1571 A.D. the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto.

In 1683 A.D. the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies.

This has been going on for 1,400 years and half of the politicians don’t even know it.

If these battles had not been won, we might be speaking Arabic and Christianity could be non-existent; Judaism certainly would not exist.

Reflecting: A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. Pause a moment and reflect back.

These events are actual events from history. They really happened!

Do you remember?

47 years since 1968 and this just keeps going on and on.

1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.

2. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics, Israeli athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.

3. In 1972, a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach. Shortly after landing it was blown up by Muslim males.

4. In 1973, a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.

5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.

6. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.

7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.

8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.

9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.

10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.

11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.

12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.

13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.

14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.

15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by – you guessed it – a Muslim male. (Plus two other American journalists who were just recently beheaded).

16. In 2013, the Boston Marathon Bombing resulted in 4 Innocent people, (including a child) being killed and 264 people injured by Muslim males.

No Obama, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people.

So, ask yourself “Just how stupid are we???”

Absolutely No Profiling! They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the Obama’s security detail, 85-year-old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, BUT … leave Muslim Males alone lest we be guilty of profiling.

Ask yourself, “Just how stupid are we?” Have the American people completely lost their minds or just their Power of Reason???

Let ‘s send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Alred’s and other stupid attorneys, along with Federal Justices, that want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves — if they have any such sense.

As the writer of the award winning story ” Forrest Gump ” so aptly put it, “Stupid Is As Stupid Does.”

Destroying the Electoral College Destroys Freedom

A campaign to eliminate the Electoral College and “let the people elect the president,” is gaining steam. A group called “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact,” started in 2006, has won electorlcommitments from eleven states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote. These include, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, California, New York, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. These states control 165 electoral votes. They only need states representing 105 more electoral votes to join and the Electoral College will be a thing of the past. Meanwhile, such legislation is under consideration in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arizona, to name a few. It could be a done deal by 2020.

When a state passes legislation to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, it pledges that all of that state’s electoral votes will be given to whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote nationwide. These bills will take effect only when states with a majority of the electoral votes have passed similar legislation. States with electoral votes totaling 270 of the 538 electoral votes would have to pass NPV bills before the compact kicks in and any state’s bill could take effect.

As usual, it’s easy to get people to join this cause – yet another sound bite based on emotion rather than knowledge or logic. “Let the people decide.” “It’s the American way.” “It’s Democracy at work.” Yep, that’s why America was never set up as a democracy. Here’s another sound bite for you – “Democracy is a lynch mob.” Here’s another one – “Democracy is three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for lunch.” Majority rule violates the rights of minorities. It’s not a good thing. Get the picture?

Our Founding Fathers went to a lot of trouble to give us a government that was fair, representing all the people in every state – to protect a minority of one against the will of a mob which isn’t too concerned about the rights of someone standing in their way. Hence the Electoral College.

The abolishment of the Electoral College would, in fact, establish an election tyranny giving control of the government to the massive population centers of the nation’s Northeastern sector, along with the area around Los Angeles. If these sections of the nation were to control the election of our nation’s leaders, the voice of the ranchers and farmers of the Mid and Far West would be lost, along with the values and virtues of the South. It would also mean the end of the Tenth Amendment and state sovereignty.

Throughout history, certain factions have challenged the legality of the Electoral College. Opponents point out that our President is actually elected by 538 virtually unknown people who are members of 51 small delegations in fifty States and the District of Columbia. Moreover, in most states the electors are not even bound to vote for the candidate that won the popular vote. In fact, many Constitutional scholars believe that’s just what the founders intended, 538 independent thinkers, bound to no one. There is reason and logic behind the idea.

The Founding Fathers, particularly those from small States, were very concerned that they would be smothered by the larger states. Under the representative republic (not a democracy) established by the founders, the United States is made up of fifty sovereign States. Under the Constitution, except for limited powers specifically defined for the central government, power for the rule of law is intended to reside in the States.

To deal with the problem, the founders decided on a compromise that would establish two chambers for the Congress; the House of Representatives, whose size would be dictated by the population in each state and the Senate in which every state would get two representatives, regardless of its size or population. You see, in the beginning, the states appointed Senators to be their representatives in Congress. But, like these geniuses of today who want to wreck the Electoral College, previous geniuses came up with the idea that Senators should be elected by the people – “It’s only fair,” went the mantra! The result is an imperial Senate that answers to no one but their own elite club members. That’s what happens when you mess with the real genius of the Constitution.

The same problem arose in deciding how to select a President, the one nationally-elected official. Here again there was the fear that election by popular vote would overwhelm the will of smaller States. Again, compromise was reached to address the issue in a fair and equitable manner in order to maintain the power of the states. Each state was assigned a number of presidential electoral votes equal to its representation in the House and the Senate. In each state, the electors would vote for a President and Vice President. The candidate receiving the largest number of electoral votes would be elected.

Under the plan, the connection to the popular vote was the selection of state electors. The popular vote was to be used to select individuals trusted by the people to select the President. Each presidential candidate has a slate of electors committed to them. As the people vote for a candidate, they are actually electing his/her slate of electors. Again, the selection of electors goes directly to local control of the process. Under the Constitution, even the smallest state was assured at least three votes in the process. To provide a further check to protect the smaller states, in the event no candidate won a majority of the electoral vote, the names of the top five would go to the House of Representatives, where each state delegation would cast one vote for one of the candidates. In this process each state, again, is equal.

To understand the Electoral College one must realize that the Founders considered the states as the dominate power in the nation. Election of the office of President was a bit like the selection of the Chairman of the Board, with the states serving as the board of directors for the nation. The great mistake Electoral College opponents make is to believe the President was supposed to be elected by the people. It was never the plan.

There are fundamental and often regional differences in how Americans view the role of government and the leaders they elect to run it. Little wonder those who seek to strengthen the power of the central government prefer that elections be decided by the popular vote. It’s a great sound bite- but the results will not give “the people” the “fair” result they desire.

Such a move will eliminate the power of individual states in favor of elections decided by the population of large, politically liberal cities. I’ve actually heard it said by residents of California, San Francisco, in particular, “why do we even let people in Ohio and Iowa vote?” Such elitism is behind the “National Popular Vote” movement which apparently believes that only the East and West Coasts count. The rest is just flyover country.

Keep these facts in mind as we watch the enforcement of Sustainable Development policies that lead to Smart Growth cities. The stated plans of such ideas are that most people will eventually be ‘persuaded” to leave the rural areas and migrate to the cities. In addition, we now are witnessing the invasion of illegal immigrants who normally land in such communities and swell their size.

The “feel good” propaganda of the National Popular Vote movement insists that a popular vote would not change the face of the nation. However, by design or not, the fact is their scheme plays right into the hands of the Sustainablists who openly seek top down control though the establishment of mega cities. By forcing the massive majority of citizens into such areas, a majority vote in just a few will drown any other area in the nation.

Ion such a planned agenda for the 21st Century, individuals living in the majority of the nation’s territory will quickly learn how little their “popular vote” counts if the Electoral College is abandoned by the “National Popular Vote” scheme. Those smaller states (and therefore their votes) may have no impact on the election of the President, just as our founders feared. Control by a few over the many can only be defined as tyranny. Today we can stop the National Popular Vote. Tomorrow will be too late.

by Tom DeWeese
Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, is one of the nation’s leading experts on Agenda 21 and its assault on property rights and personal freedom. He is author of the book “Now Tell Me I was Wrong” and editor of the website The DeWeese Report.

Constitution Party Vice Presidential Nominee Speech

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If you haven’t met our VP candidate, Scott Bradley, of Utah, then you’re missing a treat.  Unlike the major parties, the Constitution Party endeavors to field a candidate for VP who is just as qualified to sit in the Oval Office as is the candidate for President.  (Oh, wait!  Come to think of it, the major parties DO that – BOTH their candidates for BOTH offices are just as qualified for the offices they seek – that is to say, they are ALL unqualified!)  Let me put it another way.  If the Founding Fathers could meet Darrell Castle and Scott Bradley, they would be proud to endorse them for office.

This speech on YouTube was filmed by an amateur and is pretty poor quality, but the quality of Scott Bradley shines through.

Original Intent

Darrell Castle argues that the original intent of the U.S. Constitution is still relevant today but it is poorly understood and never applied.supreme-court-house