Give me liberty or give me death!

Today is the anniversary of Patrick Henry’s famous line: “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”  In the audience were such figures as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.  Many credit Henry’s speech with sparking the American Revolution. The full speech can be found […]

Will Oregon be the next to ditch the Electoral College?

Today, a House committee in Oregon will hear testimony on the so-called National Popular Vote bill.  By way of reminder: NPV is a California-based group that hopes to effectively eliminate the Electoral College without the bother of a constitutional amendment. NPV asks states to change their manner of electoral vote allocation. Participating states would give […]

And they said eliminating the Electoral College wouldn’t fracture us?

I am chuckling this morning at the results of the CPAC straw poll – but not because of who did or did not win.  These results are Exhibit A for the proposition that eliminating the Electoral College will fracture us and severely undermine the two-party system. Americans are a wonderfully diverse people.  Given the opportunity […]

Update on Anti-Electoral College Efforts

The attacks on the Electoral College are continuing!  Most Americans, of course, have no idea that the system is in danger.  News headlines are focused on sequestration, the economy, gun control, and other, similar issues. Meanwhile, your state legislator is deciding whether your state will or will not participate in a plan to abolish America’s […]