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Quick Notes: Democracy, Mob Rule and an Immature Electorate

As you already know, the left (millennials specifically), have broken out into temper tantrums all over the country.

Business as usual…
Why you might ask? 

Because they’re unhappy with the outcome of our presidential election. 

It’s really quite a comedic display of immaturity. What outcome do they seek? 

Whether or not you like the outcome of our election process does not matter. It is in fact, and will remain so, objective reality.

You can bitch and complain all you want about our blue sky if you wish it to be purple. Yet that does not change the fact that it is blue and shall remain so, so long as the laws of physics remain in effect.

But that’s just it. The left, millennials, do not wish for the laws of physics to remain in effect.

They do not care that the laws of physics provide us with a structure that allows for an environment possessing the characteristics necessary to afford us life. And not just life, but a life that we may improve.

In case I have lost you with my tangent, “stream of consciousness” metaphor, I am referring to the constitution. 

You see the millennials have long ago been robbed of the knowledge that we do not live in a democracy. Rather we live in a constitutional republic.

Now, throughout high school and more than likely middle school as well, they would/will have encountered history and/or civics teachers that will tell them there is no difference between a republic and a democracy.

They will claim that the literal definition of republic is democracy. 

Well, if that is the case then why do we not call it a constitutional democracy? 

Furthermore why am I always corrected when I call it a constitutional republic if they mean the same thing?

Why do so many refuse to use the word republic?

Why did James Madison write about the difference?

If you don’t know the answer to this question, you probably have not been paying attention to the pleas of many leftists, and even Republicans in this past election cycle.

By swapping the word republic for the word democracy, it is much easier to entertain ideas contradictory to our constitution when they are popular among the masses.

It’s a tactic the left uses all the time. 

They are able to make abortion more palatable by swapping the word baby for fetus. 

Just as they’re able to to lessen the perceived criminality of illegal immigrants by swapping the word illegal for undocumented.

It’s genius, and one of the oldest tricks in the book.

OK, so what exactly are they trying to change about our electoral process?

The most prominent issue at the moment…

The Electoral College.

They claim it is no longer necessary, and bitch every time their candidate wins the popular vote but loses the electoral vote.

As we established earlier, we do not live in a democracy where the mob rules. We live in a constitutional republic and as such the founders laid out a structure that ensures every state gets to participate in federal arrangements. All 50 sovereign states. (Even the small ones with fewer people)

If you don’t know how the electoral college works refer to Article 2 of the United States Constitution which you should own a copy of.

If you don’t…🙄

Go check out the PragerU video about it or visit the National Archives and Records Administration’s website.

The founders designed the electoral college in such a way that promotes unity of the states. It forces presidential nominees to campaign and address the issues of all Americans. 

You see the left looks at it wrong. They look at it from the standpoint of the individual and not from the standpoint of the states.

We are not electing a leader to lead us as individuals. We already have one of those; that leader is called a governor. We are electing a leader to lead us as sovereign states.

Ignoring rural areas with smaller populations is not only morally wrong, but it is also a recipe for disaster. It’s a great way to cause conflict between states. Do I really need to remind you of the French Revolution?

I know many college aged New Yorkers couldn’t give a shit less about what a bunch of “God fearing, sister fucking hicks” in the middle of the country want… but they really ought to rethink it. Those states are important too… Many of them grow your food. 

If the rioting and the childish temper tantrums are not enough to prove to you we are failing our country’s youth (and subsequently our country) in building well informed, intelligent, mature members of society, maybe their latest petition will.

How can we ever expect America to live on after we pass if the generation we are handing it down to doesn’t even understand what it’s about?

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