The Left Goes After Electors
Richard Rider reports on efforts by the Left to convince members of the Electoral College to vote against the will of voters in their states. Below Rider's rant is an account by the Chair of the Kansas Republicans- an Elector herself- giving her account of being harassed by phone and e-mail over it:
"The majority of the notes called for the elimination of the Electoral College because it was undemocratic. As an elector, I can’t do anything about this, but I still don’t buy the argument. There are many provisions in our constitutional republic that allow for a departure from direct democracy. The Electoral College ensures that Americans from throughout the country can be represented"
Tme will tell if this effort succeeds. I'm of half a mind that maybe it's time for bullets to start flying over this. I've long felt divisions in this country are too wide to be settled peacefully. That's not likely to happen, though. Americans have no problem killing people in other countries. They're too complacent to do it with any effect here. Besides, Syrian style civil war would take many of us, out of our comfort zones.
The big question for libertarians? Which side should you be on?
Addendum: Probably everything you've ever wanted to know about Electors here.