Massachusetts disenfranchises their voters

by Datechguy | July 27th, 2010

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Massachusetts disenfranchises their voters

Just as the state starts to swing in a more con­ser­v­a­tive direc­tion our one party state leg­is­la­ture decides that our votes will no longer count.

Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state’s elec­toral votes would be awarded to the can­di­date who receives the most votes nationally.

After all who cares what the vot­ers of Mass­a­chu­setts think, If enough other states think dif­fer­ently our votes and our deci­sions are don’t mat­ter. We no longer have con­trol of our own fran­chise. To say this is an abom­i­na­tion is too weak a word. Why even have a state?

Allah­pun­dit is poo poo­ing this. He doesn’t live here.

Smitty is as angry as I am:

Abso-​effing-​lutely. This is what Arti­cle Five is about. Under­stood, there seems to be a psy­cho­log­i­cal joy, which some find, in tak­ing words to mean what­ever they wish. Hence the Com­merce Clause becom­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion over the last cen­tury. Hence the “judi­cial def­er­ence” doc­trine, where Con­gress can emote what­ever it wishes, and We The Peo­ple get to watch the 14-​ish tril­lion dol­lar debt pile up due to Fed­eral over-​reach.

Any leg­is­la­tor who voted for this bill doesn’t deserve his office, PERIOD!

Iron­i­cally Under Arti­cle 2 sec­tion 1 the leg­is­la­ture has the power to do this:

Each State shall appoint, in such Man­ner as the Leg­is­la­ture thereof may direct, a Num­ber of Elec­tors, equal to the whole Num­ber of Sen­a­tors and Rep­re­sen­ta­tives to which the State may be enti­tled in the Congress

So in the­ory if the leg­is­la­ture that elec­toral col­lege elec­tors would be selected by putting pic­tures of the can­di­date on the ground, cut­ting the head of a chicken and giv­ing the votes to the per­son in the photo clos­est to where the body finally drops, they can do it.

And don’t give me the “oh we still need x amount of elec­toral votes states to go along, it’s this kind of incre­men­tal change that is qui­etly done and unno­ticed. In fact it is designed to give leg­is­la­tors that out to min­i­mize what is actu­ally going on so when it takes effect they can claim sur­prise. The ulti­mate goal? To make it eas­ier to steal a national election.

Remem­ber we get the gov­ern­ment we deserve, for decades we voted a one party leg­is­la­ture into office. We will­ingly elected leg­is­la­tors who voted away our fran­chise. We’ve done this to our­selves. It’s our fault.

meme­o­ran­dum thread here.

Just as the state starts to swing in a more conservative direction our one party state legislature decides that our votes will no longer count.

Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally.

After all who cares what the voters of Massachusetts think, If enough other states think differently our votes and our decisions are don’t matter. We no longer have control of our own franchise. To say this is an abomination is too weak a word. Why even have a state?

Allahpundit is poo pooing this. He doesn’t live here.

Smitty is as angry as I am:

Abso-effing-lutely. This is what Article Five is about. Understood, there seems to be a psychological joy, which some find, in taking words to mean whatever they wish. Hence the Commerce Clause becoming the Constitution over the last century. Hence the “judicial deference” doctrine, where Congress can emote whatever it wishes, and We The People get to watch the 14-ish trillion dollar debt pile up due to Federal over-reach.

Any legislator who voted for this bill doesn’t deserve his office, PERIOD!

Ironically Under Article 2 section 1 the legislature has the power to do this:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress

So in theory if the legislature that electoral college electors would be selected by putting pictures of the candidate on the ground, cutting the head of a chicken and giving the votes to the person in the photo closest to where the body finally drops, they can do it.

And don’t give me the “oh we still need x amount of electoral votes states to go along, it’s this kind of incremental change that is quietly done and unnoticed. In fact it is designed to give legislators that out to minimize what is actually going on so when it takes effect they can claim surprise. The ultimate goal? To make it easier to steal a national election.

Remember we get the government we deserve, for decades we voted a one party legislature into office. We willingly elected legislators who voted away our franchise. We’ve done this to ourselves. It’s our fault.

memeorandum thread here.

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