Photo of voter holding an 'I voted' sticker in a polling place in an article by Allen West on the Old School Patriot about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

The Tyranny of a Pure, Popular Democracy

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Ladies and gents, this is one of those articles that you must share in order to awaken all of America to a clear and present danger.

If there is one thing I can appreciate about the progressive socialist left it is their strategic perspective. They are truly maniacal geniuses who are constantly developing new schemes and approaches.

Right now you have former Attorney General Eric Holder leading an effort to turn state legislatures. We have seen that success here in Texas even, where the left is only eight seats away from flipping the Texas House of Representatives . . . yes, Texas. We have seen the long slow march of leftism overtaking more and more successful red states and turning them into failures. Think about Virginia, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. And, it is in Colorado where we find the latest strategic objective of the progressive socialist left.

As reported by The Hill:

“Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed into law Friday a bill that would award the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. 

Polis signed the measure after both chambers of the state’s legislature passed the bill last month along party lines, with Democrats pulling heavily for the measure.

Colorado now joins 11 other states and the District of Columbia as part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

“It is important to understand that the National Popular Vote bill significantly amplifies Colorado’s voice in choosing the president of the United States,” John Koza, chairman of National Popular Vote, said in a press release.

The joint agreement only goes into effect if enough states sign on to total the number needed to win the presidency — 270 electoral votes. The addition of Colorado’s nine electoral votes brings the total to 181. 

President Trump won the 2016 election with 304 electoral votes compared with 227 for Hillary Clinton. Clinton edged out Trump in the national popular vote by nearly 3 million votes.”

This is called strategy: win Gubernatorial races and state legislatures and reshape our presidential electoral system. And yes, it is Constitutional and does, indeed, follow along the lines of States rights, so no major argument from me. However, realize what is happening here. If enough of the blue states come together and pass this measure and get to 270 electoral votes, guess what happens? Yes, it sounds so very noble, a popular vote, but in essence, it creates a tyranny of the majority, by “popularity.”

The end goal of this National Popular Vote movement is to render small states irrelevant. This was the original genius of the Founding Fathers and the reason they created the US Senate: equality among the States, regardless of population. It has been the objective of the electoral college to award the presidential candidate with the electors of the States that they win. Now, with the popular vote movement, the most populous states will dictate the path to the presidency. Yes, California, New York, Illinois (Chicago), Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida especially . . . including those Northeastern Democrat Socialist states. Flyover country will be exactly that. And even here in Texas where the major population centers — Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso — are where you find Democrat Socialist control, well, you get my point.

This is how the progressive socialist left shrewdly corrects the shortcomings of the 2000 and 2016 elections. This is how you work to ensure that all you need is the popular vote. It does not matter if a candidate wins the particular State. So, in essence, California and New York will decide who the next president is, if the left gets their way.

Now, do you see why the left wants to lower the voting age to 16? Now you see why Nancy Pelosi is talking about all “newcomers” to America getting the right to vote in our elections? This is a grand scheme, just imagine if all the illegals in California and Arizona get to vote in the 2020 election? Yes, the popular vote goes to the progressive socialist left, and with enough States signing onto the Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Well, “Katie bar the Door!” This is the level of dubious, devious, yet brilliant strategy emanating from the progressive socialist left.

Where is the counter to this from the Republican Party? This is what unnerves me more than anything as we watch over and over again, the major population centers in red states fall under Democrat Socialist control. So, the agenda of wealth redistribution, government control of economic production, infanticide, gun confiscation, open borders, sanctuary for illegal immigrants, Medicare for all (destruction of the private health insurance market) . . . yes, everything that resembles Venezuela is within reach here in America. It is all about power and control and it is slowly happening right before our eyes.

Again, remember that Colorado used to be a red state, but its politics are now dominated by the popular vote of progressive socialists in Denver and Boulder. Sadly, the Constitutional Conservatives and hardworking Coloradans in the rural areas have been neutered. This is the desire, aim, and dream of the progressive socialist left for America . . . and our Founding Fathers feared the concentration of power in population centers.

There will be no need for progressive socialists to temper their message as it would not matter in the general election. It all becomes a true numbers game. This is how we are fundamentally transformed from being a Constitutional Republic to a pure, popular democracy — one rooted in tyranny. Our once venerable system of education is now an indoctrination factory for leftism, socialism, and the effort of that transformation is bearing fruit.

Y’all have now been forewarned. Time to get to work and this is why every single liberty loving Old School Patriot must vote in 2020. The future of these United States of America and our legacy for our children and grandchildren are depending on our stand, our resolve, and fight.

Look at Venezuela, it all has happened in just twenty short years there . . .

[EDITOR’S NOTE: See LTC West’s short video on #NPV here, with links to a longer discussion, & solutions as to what Conservatives can do to defeat this movement]