The Founding Fathers Position On How To Vote For The United States Presidency
by John Rhinehart
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The Founding Fathers Position On
How To Vote For The United States Presidency
The Founder Fathers had it right that the President should and rightly so, is elected by a small group of people appointed by the general mass of people to elect the President.
“A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.”
FEDERALIST No. 68
It is these that Hamilton stated that “will most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.” The Electors were to do the legwork for the general population of the United States. Hamilton also stated that,
“The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States. It will not be too strong to say, that there will be a constant probability of seeing the station filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virtue. And this will be thought no inconsiderable recommendation of the Constitution, by those who are able to estimate the share, which the executive in every government must necessarily have in its good or ill administration. Though we cannot acquiesce in the political heresy of the poet who says: "For forms of government let fools contest That which is best administered is best," yet we may safely pronounce, that the true test of a good government is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration.”
That these Electors will look at the talents of those individuals to see if it would establish him for the office of President. Hamilton did not what the Electors to be a “corrupt” body of people and to be free of any bias.
No senator, representative, or other person holding a place of trust or profit under the United States, can be of the numbers of the electors. Thus without corrupting the body of the people, the immediate agents in the election will at least enter upon the task free from any sinister bias. Their transient existence, and their detached situation, already taken notice of, afford a satisfactory prospect of their continuing so, to the conclusion of it. The business of corruption, when it is to embrace so considerable a number of men, requires time as well as means. Nor would it be found easy suddenly to embark them, dispersed as they would be over thirteen States, in any combinations founded upon motives, which though they could not properly be denominated corrupt, might yet be of a nature to mislead them from their duty.
Thus from the foundation of the election of the President, it was never intended for the general people to directly elected the President and the general people were never in a position to tell these electors how or who to vote for.
Voting today for the President is an act of deception and is unconstitutional. The way the elections are held today is that the general population votes for “electors” in November, of each state and those electors are to be loyal to the general population vote and then vote for the president in December. This is nothing more than a deception to by pass the US Constitution and making the general population believe that they are doing the right thing. And it’s noting more than voting twice for the same person for no reason at all. Is that what the Founding Fathers had in mind? Or was it as Hamilton put it,
“A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations; will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence; Thus without corrupting the body of the people, the immediate agents in the election will at least enter upon the task free from any sinister bias; filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virtue; And this will be thought no inconsiderable recommendation of the Constitution, by those who are able to estimate the share.”
What is the purpose of voting twice? That amounts to a “direct” vote for the Presidency and does away with the Constitutional mandate.
Today with bias media and organizations telling you a little bit of the truth that sways the American public to vote one way or another. Thus, Americans vote blindly believing what others have said about a candidate as the truth. However, with the “Electors” they are to “investigate” the individual to see if he is a fit person to hold the office.
In today’s elections, there is voter fraud with dead people voting but with the Electors there is no fraud of “running up the vote.” Which is easier, checking ever precinct in the United States or checking only the Electors of your state? The answer is obvious, the Electors will be easier, with 538 compare to millions.
So the question is, “Do we want to keep having the general population vote for the President in all of our bias knowledge and bias influence or should we go back to the Founding Fathers position of only having a small number pick the President with no fraud?
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