jump to navigation

A New Republic If You Can Keep It (Townhall.com) August 19, 2010

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

This summer Massachusetts became the 6th state to join the national 

Courtesy of Townhall.com

 popular vote movement.  This end-run around the electoral college requires a state to cast its electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote, disregarding its own state outcome.

Have the patriots of Massachusetts forgotten that the founders gave us a republic, not a direct democracy?  The Electoral College, which aggregates votes by state, is one of many checks and balances the Founders designed to protect us from the vagaries of pure democracy. 

If this continues, presidential campaigns will be held on television and in big cities and the uncertainty of recounts will be national in scale.  As Benjamin Franklin wisely responded when asked what kind of government the founders had established, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

To listen to the audio:  http://townhall.com/TalkRadio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=11&ContentGuid=18cfea2f-76fb-4ec0-9d3d-8bbf3c54e32a



No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: