National Popular Vote – Undermining the Constitution

J.J. Jackson | June 12, 2006 

The following email I received today from PinguMama:


I was listening to Quinn and Rose this morning on XM Radio and they mentioned something about a movement to get the popular vote to replace the Constitutional Electoral College. I think they called it the Popular Vote Project or something like that. Anyway I was wondering what you knew about this movement and what you thought about it.

I know they are from your neck of the woods and I love them! But I wanted to know what you thought since I missed their discussion today.


There is indeed such a movement afoot by disgruntled liberals in the Democratic Party and RINOs to institute the popular vote as the means of electing the President. Even I myself have in the past vacillated on the subject. The movement however really started to pick up steam after Al Gore won the popular vote and lost the 2000 election still mystifying Constitutionally innept liberals to this day.

This is also why I believe that you have liberal Democrats and the liberal RINOs in the Republican Party pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens. Their goal is to flood the United States with a bunch of new voters for liberal candidates into a few states like California, Arizona, and so on and hope to over power the electoral college.

The name of the group is National Popular Vote. I do not know what Quinn and Rose said about the campaign since I was at work this morning before they came on, but I will tell you what I know and what I think.

The goal of the campaign is to get a bunch of States to agree (through legislation) that they will give their electoral votes not to who wins their state, but whomever wins the national popular vote. See why flooding the county with millions of new voters is so important now?

The claim of the campaign is that they can do this under Article II of the United States Constitution which says “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct” and that because of this they do not require a Constitutional Amendment. However, like most liberal plans they ignore the parts of the Constitution that does not suit their purposes.

Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution states that “No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation”.
National Popular Vote requires states to enter into a compact with one another to accomplish this and National Popular Vote on it’s website makes a counter claim with no source stating “States may enter into an interstate compact in the same manner that they enact any other state law.

There are hundreds of interstate compacts. There are no constitutional restrictions on the subject matter of interstate compacts” That doesn’t jive with the direct quote from Article I now does it? Of course not. But since when have liberals ever cared about the truth?

The Constitution CLEARLY states that States are NOT allowed to enter into compacts (i.e. treaties, alliances or confederations). Just for point of clarification let?s make sure to clearly define these terms:

Treaty: 2 a : an agreement or arrangement made by negotiation: (1) : PRIVATE TREATY (2) : a contract in writing between two or more political authorities (as states or sovereigns) formally signed by representatives duly authorized and usually ratified by the lawmaking authority of the state

Alliance: 1 a : the state of being allied : the action of allying b : a bond or connection between families, states, parties, or individuals

Confederation: 1 : an act of confederating : a state of being confederated : ALLIANCE

Now, for the word ?compact?.

Compact: an agreement or covenant between two or more parties

I think we can ALL agree (except for the moonbats probably) that what they call a ?compact? is clearly an alliance, treaty or confederation CLEARLY prohibited in the Constitution.

So what do I think? Well I think that they are going to fight hard to get this through even though Al Gore?s popular vote win and electoral loss was an aberration. But the fact of the matter this, like most of what liberals try to shove down our throats, is unconstitutional. National Popular Vote cites examples of interstate compacts to justify its claims, but ignores that even thought they exist they are clearly outlawed in the Constitution.

But hey, that?s never stopped them before. I mean it takes BALLS to lie about the Constitution right on your own website in this day and age where the actual constitution can be looked up in a matter of moments on the same world wide web.

The left still thinks they live in the Soviet Union of the 1960?s though where the control information.

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