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One of the last true and trusted methods of the federalist system, the Electoral College, is under attack as progressives in the Virginia House of Delegates are attempting to pass a vote which would recognize the Commonwealth as part of the “National Popular Vote” movement. One individual take a firm stance against this is Delegate Nick Freitas. According to a statement published on Facebook:
There is a bill submitted this session by Delegate Simon which would have Virginia join the “National Popular Vote” movement.This is an attempt to completely subvert the electoral college process and I completely oppose it. The electoral college is in place because we are a nation of 50 states.
National Popular Vote would be a power give away to the largest states at the expense of the smaller.I have and continue to carry bills to increase ballot access and take special privileges away from incumbents. But I will not support a bill which subverts our constitutional process for electing the president.
Freitas went on to link a Prager U video which you can watch below:
For those that need more of an understanding of the Electoral College process and its importance, you can watch another video from Prager U below to familiarize yourself:
The liberal talking points against the Electoral College have been increasingly getting worse since the 2000 Bush v. Gore election, but post 2016 have become a terrifying progressive mission popularized by many socialist leaning youth primarily. As seen in this “Adam Ruins Everything” episode, the Electoral College apparently “ruins” the democracy it is mean to protect:
Are we really a Democracy? Federalist #10 opposes that concept, and at the end of that paper concludes by saying:
The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States. A religious sect may degenerate into a political faction in a part of the Confederacy; but the variety of sects dispersed over the entire face of it must secure the national councils against any danger from that source. A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.
In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government. And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists.
Radio talk show host and Constitutional lawyer and scholar Mark Levin had this to say after witnessing the full process of the Electoral College protect us from the tyranny of coastal control; according to CNS News:
“You can’t just basically leave it up to six, eight, ten states and three or four regions to select the president,” said Mark Levin. “Was absolutely brilliant, the electoral college, which is exactly why it comes under attack by the statist progressives and other buffoons who don’t even know what they’re talking about.”
You can listen to Levin’s other defense of the Electoral College here:
Want to know more about Delegate Freitas? Check out the short documentary “American Statesman.”
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Remso W. Martinez is a journalist and Amazon bestselling author of “Stay Away From the Libertarians!” You can follow him on Twitter @RemsoForVa or on his website rwmartinez.com.