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How to Lose the Republic (Townhall.com) May 10, 2011

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

When Benjamin Franklin said the Constitution established “A republic if you can keep it.”  But the 

Courtesy of Townhall.com

 National Popular Vote bill moving through state legislatures is a poster child for how to lose the republic.

The genius of a republic is that it combines checks and balances and structures of stability to temper pure democracy.  Structures such as the Electoral College assure that the deliberate sense of the people is carried out in an orderly, stable way.

The National Popular Vote bill is a clever end run around the Electoral College, requiring electors to vote for the winner of the national popular vote, essentially eliminating the role of electors and even states.

Vermont recently became the 7th state to pass it and it is now under consideration in larger states such as California and Connecticut.  I vote with Mr. Franklin instead: let’s keep the republic—and reject the Nation Popular Vote bill.

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