By Publius Huldah
The compact for a National Popular Vote (NPV) is a destructive scheme. Yet it’s been approved by several States; and is pending in others. Since the text of the compact no longer seems to be set forth on the NPV website, we’ll look at the NPV bill now pending in Tennessee.
In a nutshell, the compact seeks to evade the 12th Amendment to our Constitution (where the States elect the President); and substitutes a national popular vote where inhabitants of major metropolitan areas elect the President.
As Publius Huldah reveals so brilliantly in the article linked directly above, the National Public Vote (NPV) violates the Constitution (which our federal government so loves to do) on every level. It is being promoted as a more democratic method, however the real motivation for pushing this idea is to give more weight to the major metropolitan areas which tend to vote for the Democratic party.
Furthermore, it would further erode the sovereignty of State governments and weaken their control over the federal government. Instead of a union of sovereign states, this country would have an even more powerful central government in Washington DC.
Every unconstitutional action taken by the federal government serves to concentrate more power there by usurping it from the States and the people, and the people lose a little more liberty. Sycophantic State legislators, bought off by money and promises of power, are collaborating with the tyrants in Washington.
If the people want to retain their voice, their liberty, and their voice in the government of their State and their federal government, they must vote against the NPV, and urge their representatives to abolish the 17th amendment and return to the 12th amendment.