There is a petition on Change.org calling for Trump’s electors to violate their pledges and vote for Clinton when the Electoral College convenes on December 19. The originator is a Democratic cheating advocate, liar and Ethics Dunce named Elijah Berg. 3.5 million fellow cheaters, ignoramuses and sore losers have now signed the silly thing, on the way to the goal of 4,500,000, which will obligate the White House to respond to it. The proper response would be a Bronx cheer.
The petition makes me feel even better about not voting with these people, who now, fully corrupt, believe that it is just and right to achieve power by any means necessary, and ethics be damned. These are 3.5 million people I wouldn’t dare play cards with, or trust to mail my water bill.
Let’s focus on some of Elijah’s points, shall we?
On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose.
Yes, and they can defecate on the floor, too, but their duty is to vote according to how their state’s citizens directed them to vote, and their assumption that the electors would perform that duty.
Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine – which we can be sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay!
Because whether something is wrong or not depends on the penalty for doing it! Behold! The watermark of an ethics dunce. It is also one of the Clinton family’s operating principles. This is juuuust short of a bribe, incidentally.
We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why?
Because you are unethical and undemocratic cheats who think it is acceptable to defy the result of an election because you don’t like it, right? Well, at least it’s better than rioting in Portland…
Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsive, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic.
A fine argument for November 7! Unfortunately, it’s November 13. You can’t argue why we shouldn’t elect Trump after he’s been elected. Is Elijah trying to deceive, or is he stupid?
Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President. Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College.
The reason Trump won—and the scare quotes are intentionally dishonest—is that the system isn’t set up the way Elijah wished it was. Too bad. The Constitution says that voters are voting for a slate of electors who are duty bound to vote for the voters’ preferred candidates. More Trump electors prevailed, hence he wins. Clinton didn’t “win” anything. He should be President because the system makes him President.
But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?
The reason is that this isn’t a democracy, but a republic, as we all learned in school. The Founders rejected a pure democratic system, because the smaller states wouldn’t accept it, and because it might lead to regional domination. Why shouldn’t we undermine the system required for excellent reasons by the nation’s founding document? The question answers itself.
SHE WON THE POPULAR VOTE.
YOU SAID THAT. The popular vote doesn’t determine who wins the election, and the system has been in place since 1788. Did it still surprise Elijah? I guarantee that it didn’t surprise Hillary or the Democrats, because they lost in the Electoral College just 16 years ago. They could have gotten an amendment passed (actually, they couldn’t, because the small states still like the Electoral College), or could have refused to participate in the election as a protest. However, they decided to participate, and thus accepted the system and rules as they existed.
There is no reason Trump should be President.
You mean, other than the fact that he was duly elected under the same system that every other President was elected under, and that the Democratic Party and their candidate agreed to abide by? The same system and process that they, incredibly and laughably, condemned Donald Trump for suggesting that he might not abide by? That’s a decisive reason.
Let us be clear about what this is. This is signature significance. It is the most corrupt and unethical segment of the Democratic Party claiming that it is acceptable to change the rules after the election, because they lost, and don’t have the integrity, honesty or respect for our institutions to accept the results like good citizens and adults are ethically obligated to do. They are urging people who have pledged to act a certain way and who had millions of citizens vote trusting that their word was their bond to betray that trust, because it means just a “small fine.” and because the ends justify the means.
To this segment of the Left, the ends always justifies the means. This is why one DNC chair felt that rigging the nomination for Hillary Clinton was appropriate, and why her successor abused her relationship with the news media to help Clinton cheat in debates. This is why Clinton decided to break her own department’s rules to make it easier for her to hide her various political schemes.
Over 3,5 million people have been so corrupted by the culture of the current Democratic Party that they publicly outed themselves as willing to disenfranchise the Americans who voted Donald Trump to victory, many of whom knew he was unfit to serve, but feared exactly this kind of totalitarian mentality among Hillary Clinton’s supporters. We don’t like the results of the election, so we will just overturn it.
There is your Democratic Party after eight years of Barack Obama, America. It believes that the uninformed, arrogant certitude of 4.5 million fools should over-rule over 60 million votes.
This also speaks poorly for the intelligence and education of those Democrats, of course, since what they are calling for is impossible. Most of all, however, it demonstrates how devoid of ethics the progressive movement has become, and at this point, they don’t recognize or regret its. This is The Saint’s Excuse at extinction levels.
I recommend downloading and keeping that list of petition signers. They have publicly declared themselves in favor of cheating and betrayal. Be warned.