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The NPVIC would trigger an uprising of the permanent majority, determined to destroy capitalism in favor of socialism or communism and install the proletariat as the ruling class

Prelude to a Revolution, National Popular Voting


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Prelude to a Revolution, National Popular VotingIf the movement in America to bypass the Constitution and directly elect the President by a national popular vote succeeds, it will destroy the American Republic.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact(NPVIC) would guarantee victory to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To date, twelve states and the district of Columbia have agreed to the compact totaling 172 electoral votes, with Colorado and Oregon about to add 19.

If the total exceeds 270, those states will require their electors to vote for the Presidential candidate that receives the highest national popular vote count. All the states that have signed-on to NPVIC have state legislatures controlled by Democrats.

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The Constitution defines our form of government as a Republic where representatives are selected by the people, and those representatives govern. The voters in each state choose their members of the U.S. Congress, and select the candidate for President that best represents the interests of their state.

Madison discusses in Federalist Paper No. 10 why we are a Republic.

The founding principle of America is that individuals have unalienable rights and that government is instituted to protect these rights. History, and common-sense, indicate that Democracies fail to protect unalienable rights because they create a sustained majority rule of popular factions and parties. And, this majority construct inevitably fails to protect the rights and property of minority factions and parties.

It is human nature that a faction, a political party, when always in control, will vote itself, and its members, government benefits as a means to maintain and grow membership. And, the minority is subject to unequal taxation and loss of property. Rights protected by the Constitution, but not favored by the majority, would disappear.

In Madison’s words:

Hence it is that such Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property, and have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

Madison gave two other reasons we have a Republic.

First, governing in America is done by representatives of the people. Representatives are chosen because of their knowledge of subjects that concern voters, and because they will govern with those interests in mind. When necessary, they will compromise with other representatives honoring their constituents’ wishes.

The second reason why we have a Republic is because that form of government protects minority rights by having representatives from various sections of a large geographic area acting presumably, in the best interests of their section of the country.

In Madison’s words:

Extend the sphere (of the Republic) and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens.”

The Electoral College satisfies this objective by allowing each state to choose the Presidential Candidate that best represents the interests of that state. A President, in principle, can only be chosen who represents a compromise between the interests of North and South, agricultural vs. industrial, wealthy or middle class, exporter vs. importer, or any other factors that can separate the nation. Should the system become unbalanced for a period, the Electoral College allows it to regain balance.

 

The NPVIC will destroy the Republic and negate the reasons for having one. It would create a lasting majority that looks to government to receive the spoils of a sustained political victory. Not only will the President be elected by a permanent majority, but, soon, so will the House and Senate since they are necessary to complete the inevitable looting. The majority vote will be located in just a relatively few, high-population states, and in scattered high-population urban centers.

So, is it fair to say the NPVIC would lead to a revolution? Yes. The blueprint for that revolution is spelled out in the Communist Manifesto where (Chapter II. Proletarians and Communists) “the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy.”

The NPVIC would trigger an uprising of the permanent majority, determined to destroy capitalism in favor of socialism or communism and install the proletariat as the ruling class.

And America the Republic, would cease to exist.


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Don Mellon -- Bio and Archives | Comments

Don Mellon wrote summaries for each of the 85 Federalist Papers for posting on the Texas-based website http://www.teaparty911.com.  Mellon has edited and contributed many articles about the intent of the Founders in drafting the U.S. Constitution, noting how states have surrendered their powers granted by the Constitution. He is a Vietnam-era military veteran, and holds a PhD in Physics from Iowa State University. Now retired from Texas Instruments, he lives in East Texas.  


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