Â We often hear people on our side say that we are the party of ideas, that the other guys are just demagogues and tax-and-spenders.Â Don’t believe it.Â Don’t believe it for a minute.Â These people, these Social Democrats, have lots and lots of ideas.
Â Â Â Â From Quin Hillyer at American Spectator:https://spectator.org/blog/2011/05/18/fighting-a-godawful-idea-calleÂ
I’ve been meaning to get to this for nearly a week now. California Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel explained it very well at the Examiner last week. The idea is to get states with enough combined electoral votes all to change their laws so that their presidential electoral votes go to whichever presidential candidate gets the most votes nationally, regardless of whether or not that candidate won a plurality in that particular state.Â It’s an absolute disaster of an idea. It would destroy the need forÂ candidates to pay attention to states with lesser populations, or to achieve any geographical diversity at all in their campaigns. It also upends the carefully crafted constitutional structure. Steel will ask the RNC to adopt a resolution opposing this nonsense. The RNC should indeed do so. Here are some more arguments against the National Popular Vote (NPV) horror. And here
Â Â Â Â Some of the battles being fought on the Progressive v. Traditionalist front,Â while having national implications, are being waged at the state and local level.Â I have been agitating just below the surface in my province for a while now on thwarting something called Local Government Reform, which I believe to be part and parcel of something we used to call creeping socialism, or more accurately I suppose, lurchingÂ statism, which lately seems to be turning into a sprint toward elitist tyranny.Â From the centralization ofÂ planning and authority in Indiana,Â (which I have discovered is not just a Hoosier State fad), to the ‘Let’s let California vote for us” trend in the National Popular Vote states, and with apologies to Bruce Willis, I see parallels.Â I suppose it is irony or something that some of us who favor local control and states’ rights and original intent can lift our eyes across state lines to see trends looming over the horizon, while some of our brothers and sisters agreeing with the progressive slant on state and local ventures tend to keep their heads down and believe they and the Â things they sign on to are just so ‘independent’ andÂ ‘unique’ and ‘bipartisan’ andÂ ‘all that’.Â No folks, there is nothing original, or provincial, or helpful, about enlisting in a local regiment on the march to Democratic Utopia.