#ElectoralCollege Elector Says: “My Conscience Will Not Allow Me To Vote For #Trump” #Hillary Won #PopularVote By LARGEST Margin In US History – More Than 2 Million Votes
When running for the Presidential Elector Nominee some six months ago, I had no idea the conflict that would ensue both from without and within. To say that it has been an “educating experience” would be an understatement. I embarked on this journey with a basic understanding of the difference between a republic and a pure democracy. I knew the Constitutional Fathers set up our government as the former and not the latter. They had wisdom we lack. In my speech before the convention, I mentioned that nothing exemplified the difference between these two forms of the government more than the Electoral College. I admit, at the time, I was ignorant how deeply that held true.
Republic vs Democracy
The essence of a republic is that the authority rests in elected representatives, not in the people directly. Noah Webster defined a republic as,
“A commonwealth; a state…
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