Prelude to a Revolution, National Popular Voting

Article author: 
Don Mellon
Article publisher: 
Canada Free Press
Article date: 
16 March 2019
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

If the movement in America to bypass the Constitution and directly elect the President by a national popular vote succeeds, it will destroy the American Republic.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) would guarantee victory to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To date, twelve states and the district of Columbia have agreed to the compact totaling 172 electoral votes, with Colorado and Oregon about to add 19.

If the total exceeds 270, those states will require their electors to vote for the Presidential candidate that receives the highest national popular vote count. All the states that have signed-on to NPVIC have state legislatures controlled by Democrats.

The Constitution defines our form of government as a Republic where representatives are selected by the people, and those representatives govern...

Madison discusses in Federalist Paper No. 10 why we are a Republic.

The founding principle of America is that individuals have unalienable rights and that government is instituted to protect these rights. History, and common-sense, indicate that Democracies fail to protect unalienable rights because they create a sustained majority rule of popular factions and parties. And, this majority construct inevitably fails to protect the rights and property of minority factions and parties....

Rights protected by the Constitution, but not favored by the majority, would disappear.

In Madison’s words:

Hence it is that such Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property, and have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

Madison gave two other reasons we have a Republic.

First, governing in America is done by representatives of the people...

The second reason why we have a Republic is because that form of government protects minority rights by having representatives from various sections of a large geographic area acting presumably, in the best interests of their section of the country.

In Madison’s words:

Extend the sphere (of the Republic) and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens.”

The NPVIC will destroy the Republic and negate the reasons for having one. It would create a lasting majority that looks to government to receive the spoils of a sustained political victory....

And America the Republic, would cease to exist.


The importance of the Electoral College, by Fred Elbel, CAIRCO, January 8, 2019.

An end-run around the Electoral College, by Peter Skurkissm, American Thinker, February 28, 2019.

Colorado Moves To Bypass Electoral College: Will Assign Electoral Votes To Popular Vote Winner, by Marc Slavo, Freedom Outpost, February 28, 2019.

Colorado Gov. Polis signs national popular vote bill into law, March 16, 2019.