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Charlie Daniels: The Catastrophic Ramifications of Abolishing the Electoral College

Charlie Daniels
By Charlie Daniels | March 25, 2019 | 8:40 AM EDT

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There was a time in my younger life when I was more inclined to take things at face value, or superficial appearances, without actually delving into the reasons for, or the aftermath of, the doing away with – or at other times – the instituting of policies and programs.

It seems that the Millennial generation is afflicted with the same shortsightedness that I suffered from when it comes to things like socialism and nanny state politics. They been, at least in many cases, indoctrinated by flower child college professors and ideologues who seem to believe that the money passed out by government programs either grows on trees or can be printed, ad infinitum, an unending supply of currency guaranteeing cradle to grave security for the industrious and non-industrious alike.

There is a well-founded saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

If that is the case, socialism is definitely the epitome of insanity, in that it has been tried over and over and always arrives at the same result – utter failure.

It’s a system that watches as its government grows so bloated with bureaucracies to watch the other bureaucracies, while administering everything from food distribution to doctor visits, with the legislative element passing ridiculous laws and promising more and more benefits until there are no more lines of credit, the tax base has maxed out, the party is over and the government is forced to take further action to control riots and demonstrations.

Socialism in its purest form always morphs into totalitarianism.

Look at Russia, Cuba, Eastern Europe, Venezuela, the numerous African nations who have dipped their toe in the water to end up experiencing super inflation to the tune of issuing a three hundred-billion-dollar bill.

But the current generation has never been taught about the disaster of socialism, and they view it as a wonderful level playing field where all needs will be met by a benevolent motherly government.

And when the case for abolishing the Electoral College is presented to them by the politicians and ideologues, it will be done in the name of fairness, a system where every vote would be counted and the true majority would – at last – have their voices heard.

After all, shouldn’t he, or she, who gets the most votes win? Should not the masses prevail, true equity be accomplished?

Not unless you have a desire to be ruled by the people on both coasts, Chicago, Houston, and the other urban megacities where most of the population of the nation reside, South Dakota and Wyoming be damned.

Which means that the only representation the flyover states would have would be the Senate, and you can bet the loyal opposition would make short work of their influence.

Let’s just be honest here.

The open borders policy, lowering the voting age to 16, the intention to pack the Supreme Court and the abolition of the Electoral College is a brazen attempt by the Democratic Party to control every elected official, every federal judge, every bureaucrat, every law passed, everything from tax rates to hospital stays.

Don’t be deceived. It’s not compassion or empathy that prompts these Democrats. It’s the unholy quest for power, the same passion that cost Satan his place in heaven and will eventually cast him into eternal hell.

People who crave power have tunnel vision. All they can see is being able to control the lives of others. It is the most potent drug of all, and it eventually drags its addicts down to the bottom of the cesspool they live in.

Put simply, doing away with the Electoral College would disenfranchise around 80 percent of the geographical area of the nation and place unlimited political power tantamount to that of a dictator in the hands of politicians who would totally ruin the industry and economy, cut the military to dangerous levels, cower and kowtow to foreign governments, take away any citizen’s right to own firearms and reduce the Constitution to a list of toothless suggestions.

Do you think it can’t happen in America?

Well, folks wake up! It’s only one generation away.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, the police and the peace of Jerusalem

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

— Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

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