What makes contacting State Lawmakers with credible information so important, in my view, is that most of them aren't aware of bigger struggle that we are engaged in. Most Americans certainly are not!
The NPV has deep internal flaws and it simply won't work as written!
When you consider the actual history and the deep and multiple considerations that the Founders put into this federal government design, you quickly realize that, while they knew in 1787 that the federal government had to be made stronger in order for each of the States to survive, they almost universally feared that the new government they were creating would become a tyranny in and of itself.
Designed to Prevent Concentrtion of Powers
They considered repeatedly having Congress play a role in choosing the CEO, but resoundingly rejected that notion over and over. They were emphatic that Congress be an equal Branch but not a superior Branch.
Having Congress playing any role in choosing the President, other than setting ministerial dates and rules, would result in tyranny. So, they designed that out!
Read Federalist #51 by James Madison. It is also available as a one-sheet, 2-page flyer on that same Handouts Page on our website. (SCROLL DOWN on that page to find the Federalist Papers handouts.)
In his, "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. ..." statements, he described the need, the problem and their solution!
Madison eloquently describes "the problem we have in designing a government where men will rule over other men is this --- ". (I HIGHLY recommend reading #51!)
The Founders' solution is ingenious as they, "set power against power, ambition against ambition" as the underlying principle of the new U.S. government. "First, we must give the government enough power that it can control the governed; and at the same time, cause the government to control itself." They designed a system that prevents the concentration of too much power into too few places. One huge thing they did was have the STATES - which are legal "people", too - choose the CEO of the Federation. Not Congress (nor a long list of other considered election scenarios)!
The Left is rebelling against this federal separation of powers because their ideology - which is to order the affairs of everyone else by concentrating power unto themselves - is not a majority view in America.
The National Popular Vote scheme is yet another big effort to dismantle the separation of powers the Founders designed into the longest living government in the world today! The NPV, if they can just get it triggered, helps to guarantee that the Left will hold power in perpetuity by changing the system that is designed to prevent that very thing from happening!
Like everything else, Nationalize the Elections!
They are very frustrated by the Constitution and the Electoral College because it is working as designed (the terrible 17th Amendment notwithstanding)! They are effective Checks against the concentration of too much power into too few hands.
Vikram Amar, one of the original designers of the NPV idea, is actually pointing out here that instead of running 51 separate and very different election processes in a FEDERAL election as the Founders designed, they have to design a new nation entirely that will have a single NATIONAL election - which will be administered by the incumbent President of the United States!
What could possibly go wrong?
This is what the Left is up to in this "theater of the war" in the quest to take the United States down.
Opinion by John
John Crawford has been a lifelong Constitutional Conservative. He graduated from Michigan State University in Business Administration and worked on his MBA at Western Michigan University. He has been very active in grassroots politics and in volunteer community service organizations his entire career.