Second Edition - 4-28-2011. Added a foreword by Michael A. Peroutka and additional features. 104 pages.
Today we get the best Presidents MONEY can BUY! The Framers designed an ingenious system to select Presidents that could NOT be BOUGHT at any price! We cannot get the RIGHT President using the WRONG method of selection.
The Electoral College today bears only a superficial resemblance to the intricate system the Framers designed to identify the best possible presidential candidates. Their unique process outlined in Article II of the Constitution has been subverted, perverted, obscured, ignored and then discarded by the machinations of party politics. Today the Electors meet only to rubber-stamp what everybody already knows—who won the election. The Framers’ system is totally unknown today. This book reveals the secrets of that ingenious design—a system that has remained hidden (or rather ignored) for over two centuries.
Intelligent design vs. evolution usually refers to the creation of man. We relate these same terms to the creation of our Constitution. Intelligent design requires much thought and consideration; evolution has no such restrictions. In bringing to light the ingenious design of the original Electoral College, this book meticulously examines the words of the Constitution, quotes from the Constitutional Convention, and Alexander Hamilton’s defense of the system as expressed in Federalist 68.
After the Framers intelligently designed the Electoral College system, the forces of evolution started their destructive processes. The rise to power of the political parties and incompatibility of the party paradigm with the original Constitution, are exposed. Departure from the original intent is evidenced by the elections of 1796 and 1800. This book details the inconsistencies apparent in the quickly designed and hastily ratified 12th Amendment. Sample quotes of state statutes forbidding the independence of Electors and binding them to the political parties are also shown.
In this book you will discover not only the Framers’ secret for identifying the best possible presidential candidates but also these essential concepts:
- A representative republic vs. a democracy.
- The purpose of direct and indirect elections.
- The role of independent electors.
- Electoral votes were nominating votes.
- The principle of federalism in the selection process.
- The subversion of the system by political parties.
- The 12th Amendment institutionalized party usurpation.
- The empty shell we have today.
All patriots interested in restoring freedom and our constitutional representative republic (the structure which created the greatest, strongest, most prosperous nation on earth) will recognize the need to understand this unique Electoral College process.
Appendix: "National Popular Vote" - A Big Step in the Wrong Direction.
Election Date Requirements.
Explanation of References - Bibliography.
"15 Key Principles" to Understanding the Paradigm of the Founding Fathers.
Foreword by: Michael Anthony Peroutka,
Co-Founder of "Institute on the Constitution" Pasadena, Maryland.
What Others Are Saying about "The Evolution and Destruction of the Original Electoral College".