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As if Illinois’ array of “moderate” Republicans wasn’t embarrassing enough, the state’s conservatives may not be aware, or have maybe forgotten that Illinois Republicans were some of the first to support ending the nation’s Electoral College. (Left to Right: 2010 gubernatorial candidates Bill Brady, Dan Rutherford, Kirk Dillard and Bruce Rauner)

By Nancy Thorner – 

With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the helm of the 116th Congress, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) on January 3rd, 2018,  a vocal critic of President Trump, introduced two constitutional amendment bills. One of them was aimed at eliminating the Electoral College to replace it with a popular vote for electing a president and vice president. The amendment is unlikely to pass since it would require a two-thirds vote in both chambers of Congress and then must be ratified by three-fourths of the states.  However, the recent Cohn amendment is just another away to achieve the same goal of eliminating the Electoral College, as does the National Popular Vote bill, which has already been introduced in most every state.

Illinois at the forefront

Illinois has already jumped on board the band wagon to eliminate the Electoral College, as the state where the National Popular Vote bill was first introduced (on January 19, 2006). In the Illinois Senate, the bill (SB 2724) was sponsored in 2006 by Senators Jacqueline Collins (D), Kirk W. Dillard (Du Page County Republican Party Chair), and James T. Meeks (I). In the Illinois House, the bill (HB 5777) was sponsored by Representatives Robert S. Molaro (D) and Jim Durkin (R). By the end of 2006, the Illinois bills had a total of 48 sponsors. (At the time there were 118 House members and 59 Senators in Illinois).  On April 7, 2008, Illinois became the third state to enact the National Popular Vote bill.

How stupid or corrupt it was for Illinois State Senator Kirk W. Dillard (then Du Page County Republican Party Chair), to have enthusiastically supported the bill and to say in 2006:

“This isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue to me. It’s important that people have faith that in the election of the most important office in the world that their vote will count. I’m proud to sponsor legislation that will hopefully result in presidential candidates showing up and working to meet voters in my state.”

Consider also that the late former US Senator from TN, Fred Thompson, was national spokesman for the NPV.

Effort to evade 12th Amendment to Constitution

The scheme for a National Popular Vote (NPV) is a destructive scheme. The proposal seeks to evade the 12th Amendment to our Constitution, where the States elect the President, and substitutes a national popular vote where inhabitants of major metropolitan areas would end up electing the President.

The federal government created by our Constitution is a Federation of Sovereign States united under a federal government for those limited purposes itemized in the Constitution.  All other powers are reserved by the States or the People.

To ensure that the states, as Members of the Federation, could maintain their independence and sovereignty, our Framers wrote the following provisions into our Constitution:

  • State Legislatures were to choose the U.S. Senators for their State and
  • The States, as separate political entities, were to elect the President.

This resulted in State Legislatures choosing the U.S. Senators and controlling the election of the President through the selection of Electors, thus enabling States to be able to able to control the federal government.

Safeguard removed through 17th and 12th Amendments

One of these safeguards was thrown away when we foolishly ratified the 17th Amendment, which called for the popular election of U.S. Senators.

The other safeguard was discarded when we foolishly ignored the procedures in the 12th Amendment by allowing Electors to become rubber stamps for the popular vote in their State for candidates most favored by powerful groups.  Additionally, per the 12th Amendment, the electoral votes of each State were to be split according to how the Electors voted, thus making the “winner takes all” practice followed in most States unconstitutional!

Our Framers purposely didn’t want popular election of the President, because they recognized that people are easily manipulated by those who take advantage of their “hopes and fears” to steer them towards candidates favored by powerful groups.

How the National Popular Vote Scheme would work?

The National Popular Vote (NPV) plan guarantees election of the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The NPV plan is a state statute in the form of an interstate compact. It creates an agreement among states to award all their electoral votes collectively to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. This agreement takes effect only once the participating states together hold a majority of electoral votes (270 of 538), guaranteeing that the winner of the national popular vote will win an Electoral College majority.

The bill has so far been enacted in 12 states with a total of 172 electoral votes (CA, CT, DC, HI, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WA).  An additional 98 electoral votes are yet needed for the bill to take effect.  So, if the popular vote in Illinois were for Mickey Mouse, but the total national popular vote favored Adolf Hitler, then all of Illinois’ Electoral votes would be awarded to Adolf Hitler, as would the Electoral votes in every other state.  Do not think the winner will fail to claim a “Mandate” for whatever he wants to do.

Passing NPV would guarantee election of the national popular vote winner once the compact has been joined by enough states to make it decisive for determining the outcome of future elections.  As much of the population of the United States lives in a few major metropolitan areas, under the NPV scheme these areas would decide the elections for President.  The NPV is not about “making every vote count”. The NPV is about guaranteeing that every future presidential election is decided by inhabitants of major metropolitan areas, blue areas.

Lame arguments by the NPV lobby

What are some of the arguments used by NPV lobby?

  • It complains that State winner-take-all statutes award all of a State’s electoral votes to the candidate who gets the most popular votes in the State, but their schemesubstitutes a national winner-take-all system!  Is that any better?
  • It complains that four times in our history, candidates have been elected who didn’t win the most votes nationwide. Well, boo hoo! The purpose of the Electoral College is so smaller States will have a voice – our Framers rejected the idea of a national popular vote.
  • They complain that presidential candidates spend money and have campaign events only in battleground States, but with a national popular vote there won’t be any battleground States, because it will be a foregone conclusion that every election will be won by the candidate who appeals to those in the large urban areas.

NPV opens up election stealing

As Joseph Stalin said, “The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.”

We are told that Clinton got 2.8 million more votes nationwide than did Trump. Whether she really did or didn’t isn’t the point because that’s what the vote counters said.

With the NPV scheme in place, the vote counters can fabricate enough votes to steal every presidential election.  Even if an election were honest in most States – a few large States where cheats control the machines – can throw a national election.

As the number of Electoral Votes is fixed at 538, cheaters can’t pick Electoral Votes out of thin air, but the number of popular votes said to have been cast in a presidential election is limited ONLY by the depth of the depravity of corrupt party officials, corrupt campaigns, and corrupt election officials.

In California, Clinton supposedly got 4.3 million more votes than Trump, but how many of these votes were cast by illegal aliens?  We’ll never know how many illegals made up the 8,753,788 votes Clinton supposedly received in California.  During 2015, California passed a Motor Voter Law, AB 1461. Illegal aliens who have driver’s licenses can vote in California, having been automatically registered to vote when they got their drivers’ licenses, as is the practice here in Illinois. If they’re caught, all they have to say is, “I thought I was entitled to vote since the State DMV registered me to vote.”  With NPV, this kind of shenanigans in just one large State can determine the outcome of an election.

Opposing the National Popular Vote scheme

Although it would be best to return to the 12th Amendment where we elect the President and the Vice President as originally established in our Constitution, even in its present perverted form, the “Electoral College” serves two important purposes: (1) It balances the influence of the heavily populated urban areas with the more sparsely populated rural areas; and (2) gives the smaller States a voice in the election of President.

In a September 22, 2018 commentary  by Tara Ross, author of The Indispensable Electoral College: How the Founders’ Plan Saves Our Country from Mob Rule, Ross had this to say:

“NPV is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  NPV pretends to be bipartisan, committed to serving the needs of the nation. In reality, NPV’s plan is funded by liberals and designed to strike at the heart of America’s unique presidential election process.”

Might there be a growing jihadist foothold here in the U.S.? Consider the devastation in the European countries of France, Great Britain, Sweden, and Germany, that have increasingly been submitting to Sharia law because of the explosion of illegal and legal Muslim immigration in recent years, to see where we are headed if we don’t stop its adherents from doing the same in this country. Sharia law guides all aspects of Muslim life including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings.

Many Americans are not aware that adherents to Islam’s Sharia are not like the faithful of other religions, for Sharia requires its followers to engage in Jihad (holy war) to force the whole world to submit to their dictates. Even those we consider to be “good” Muslim, namely peaceful, law-abiding ones who are loyal to our Constitution, can be subjected to intense coercion by dangerous groups like the Muslim brotherhood to conform to Sharia and its supremacist dictates. The Muslim Brotherhood, a dangerous and insidious Islamist group, has been operating stealthily inside our nation for over five decades.

Such Islamists are cleverly using our own 1st Amendment rights to establish and proliferate so-called “Islamic Societies” and “Islamic Centers” here in our country, that in reality are Muslim Brotherhood-dominated, Sharia-adherent mosques that stealthily advance “Jihad” against America. Experts estimate that 80% of America’s mosques and Islamic cultural centers are under the direct influence of the radical Saudi (Wahabbist) Islamic wing that that advocates strict adherence to Shariah law. Keep in mind that under Shariah, religion and gender determine one’s “rights,” and an essential element of Shariah is violent jihad against all “non-believers.”

Here is the most comprehensive guide to mosques and Islamic school in Illinois. In Chicagoland alone, there are 94 mosques and 17 Islamic schools.

CAIR has likewise been pressuring local, state, and federal legislators to adopt some form of Shariah law. Nineteen lawsuits have already been filed in 12 states to assert Shariah law into our U.S. Court system. A group of Muslims in northern Texas has created what many be the first official Sharia law system in the United States, although the new Sharia tribunal in Irving, Texas, is trying to assure Americans they’re not planning to follow the type of Sharia law practiced in Muslim countries.

Europe provides a good example of where we could be headed. Great Britain now has 85 Shariah courts. In Germany, Shariah law has been used to defend a husband’s right to beat his wife and practice polygamy. Its Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH), Germany’s highest court of civil and criminal jurisdiction, has ruled that a new law that bans child marriage may be unconstitutional because all marriages, including Sharia-based child marriages, are protected by Germany’s Basic Law (Grundgesetz). France has revised its domestic tax laws to accommodate rules of Islamic finance.

Some warning signs

Following are some signs that the United States is increasingly succumbing to the stealthy, subversive campaign the Muslim Brotherhood calls its “civilization jihad”

Seek to prevent free speech, particularly the kind that might help Americans recognize and counteract effective their secretive assaults on our country and its institutions.
Many national food chains are selling unmarked Sharia-compliant “Halal” meat often not labeled as such (ritually the animal’s throat is split by a Muslim cleric who exclaims “ALLAH AKBAR!” as a sacrifice to Allah) unbeknownst to most Americans who are buying and consuming it. At a Tyson’s chicken processing plant in Tennessee, the Labor Day holiday was replaced with a religious Islamic holiday. Tyson reinstated Labor Day only after a public outcry.

Consider this partial list of some of the popular grocery and restaurants chains now selling or using compliant “Halal” meat.

Safeway
Costco
Whole Foods Market
Popeye’s’
Walmart
KFC
Trader Joe’s
Outback Steakhouse
Shop Rite
Stop and Shop

You may have read about a Muslim father who murdered his two daughters in Houston a few years ago in an act known as “honor killing” to punish them for dating American boys. This is not an isolated incident, although the secretive nature of this crime makes estimating its frequency here difficult.

Our own Treasury Department is hosting courses like “Islam Finance 101, and most of our major banks and financial institutions, including government-owned and taxpayer-funded AIG, offer “Shariah Compliant Funds” which are reviewed by Islamic clerics for compliance.
According to the Centers for Disease Control over a half-million girls and young women have either already had their genitals mutilated or they are at risk of being subjected to that barbaric practice. Many of them come here from Muslim nations where female genital mutilation is the norm. A historic ruling in Michigan in Nov. of 2018, declared unconstitutional a US law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) and dropped key charges against practitioners, which was an “outrageous” blow to the rights of tens of thousands of girls at risk of the abuse.

Obstacles that allow Islamic supremacists to flourish

Many Americans are unaware of the tremendous inroads being achieved by global Islamic supremacists to bring Sharia to towns and cities right here in American, often with our very own tax dollars, through liberal judges, and, in some cases with the help of the U.N.

Just as in Europe, illegal land legal Muslim immigration in America has exploded at record rates in recent years. As a result, Sharia-adherent populations here are increasingly challenging the Judeo-Christian foundation of our U.S. Constitution, our culture, and values.

These obstacles stand in the way of pushing back against the growing influence of Sharia in America:

Leftists collaborating with the Sharia-supremacists, who also hate Trump, will do whatever they can — including, but not limited to, the relentless use of their allies in the “mainstream” media — to fight President Trump “tooth and nail.”
Muslim Brotherhood-associated organizations like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) are trying to suppress the sort of information that needs to be gotten out by calling those who attempt to get the truth out “Islamophobes,” racists’ and “bigots”.
Too many American are passive in the face of such threats. They choose to ignore the dangers posed by Sharia supremacism, even though by so doing they are putting at risk their country.

Unsettling events

Three days before this past Christmas, the New York Times ran a piece by Wajahat Ali, entitled “What a Muslim Could Teach Trump Supporters About Jesus.” What he could teach them is that Jesus was an open-borders globalist Socialist, and if they aren’t, either, then they just aren’t good Christians.

Wajahat Ali is a New York Times contributing Op-Ed writer. He helped launch the Al Jazeera America network as co-host of Al Jazeera America’s The Stream, a daily news show that extended the conversation to social media and beyond. He was also a National Correspondent, Political Reporter, and Social Media Expert for Al Jazeera America.

The following quote, dated September 24, 2015, is from Omar Ahma, founder of the Council for American Islamic Relations, the Hamas-affiliated Muslim Brotherhood front group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the famous Holy Land foundation terror financing trial, and a precursor to CAIR.

Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Although Thorner is not in any way predicting the chaos that many countries in Europe are experiencing from the influx of unscreened Muslim refugees into their countries, there is reason for concern over the inroads Muslims are stealthy making into this nation.

Muslim leaders in the US are involved in a public relations drive to convince non-Muslims that sharia law is perfectly compatible with the US Constitution and US law. It is not. This article sets forth why this is so and why concern is merited.

Part 2: Islamic indoctrination of our public school

 

Comments
Auroraresident said…

Come out to Aurora, there are a plethora of illegal alien muslims. Check out the gas station on the south-east corner of route 25 and north Avenue; it is not that they are muslim, it is that they are illegal aliens working under the table for cash and getting assistance at the same time.

Then we have the Syrian refugee scam also…butchering animals in the yard, beating women…etc.