Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Help save our Republic

Dear Fellow Patriot,

A commonly held misconception is that the United States is a democracy. Have you ever pledged "allegiance to the flag and to the democracy for which it stands"? In fact, the United States is a republic and not a democracy. This is not just a matter of semantics.  The two are entirely different forms of government.

In a democracy the majority rules. An example is when you and two wolves are voting on what to have for dinner.

History reveals the outcomes of democracies – that a democracy strips us of our rights.  Minorities are deprived of having a voice or any input.  Their God-given rights are lost with little-to-no hope of future reestablishment.  The inevitable result is tyranny.


The Founding Fathers advised against a democracy. John Adams warned: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself! There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide."


And Alexander Hamilton made a speech in 1788, where he stated: "It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable, would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this."


These fundamental principles are just as relevant today. What the wolves are in the analogy are today's masses who are products of the public (government) schools, who have a warped understanding of history, who chant mantras  to kill law enforcement officers, and demand their "rights" which are actually "privileges," while obstructing traffic, destroying property

and endangering lives.


Today's news has shown the masses being emotionally violent and caring less about our nation's foundations and freedoms. Tyranny has been moving in. The Left Establishment knows this full well – and this is why they promote it at every opportunity.


One goal is to end local control over law enforcement and establish a federal police force, or at least federal control over the local departments.  Another obvious example is the desire to grant amnesty to all the illegal immigrants, who would more accurately be called invaders. Their increased numbers would add greatly to the 51% needed to silence those who value freedom. In a republic, the minorities still have a voice. In a democracy, they do not.


Another present day example is the election of our president. We have the Electoral College. Even people in states with a small population have influence.  But, if the votes could be totalled and the winner decided on which one has the majority, as some are promoting, the votes of minorities are lost.    Claiming that Hillary had the majority of votes in the last election and thus we should do away with the Electoral College is one result of this rationale. Having state legislators pass laws that would award their state's Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular votes instead of to the winner of that state's popular vote, is another example. This would greatly diminish the role of the states in presidential elections, enable large population states to overshadow the influence of small population states, and encourage voter fraud in large population states.  Consider that the number of people living in New York City equals the number of people living in several states. In this method, the states of New York and California plus a couple other states would pretty much dictate the result.   People in all the other states would have no voice and no need to bother to vote.


The National Popular Vote Compact Bill (NPV), HB99, has been introduced in the House of the Virginia General Assembly, and would enter Virginia into an interstate compact known as the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Article II of the United States Constitution gives the states exclusive and entire authority to decide the manner of awarding their electoral votes. Under the compact, Virginia would agree to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact goes into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact.

If this movement were to succeed and convince states with at least 270 electoral votes to approve the NPV legislation, the remaining states would become irrelevant in future presidential elections.


As of September 2017, the NPVIC legislation has been adopted by ten states and the District of Columbia with a total of 165 electoral votes. This amounts to 61% of the 270 votes needed to legally activate the NPV interstate compact.

Now is the time to take action to save our Republic! To prevent the Electoral College from being eliminated,

we need to defeat HB99.


Would you please contact your state legislators in opposition to the replacement of the Electoral College with the National Popular Vote?  Also send a message to the committee members below asking them to vote NO to HB99.  It could be voted on as early as this Friday.


By so doing you would help save our Republic.




Thank you,

Sue Long


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