I want to thank Mr. Art Sisneros, the author of the post below, for taking so seriously his role as elector. He truly understands it, and has thought deeply about it. I would welcome him to serve as my elector any day. That’s exactly why we have them, or are supposed to have them. My hope would be that there are many more like him who also understand and think so deeply, but I know in my heart that that’s not the case. While my gut tells me that our electors should vote to block Trump, a man who to me seems unsuited for the role the people have chosen for him, our electors should not be relying on their gut. They should be thinking, like Mr. Sisneros is. If everyone were as wise as him, the Electoral College would fulfill the purpose it was designed for by the brilliant people who invented it. Thank you, Mr. Sisneros, for serving us here in Texas, and understanding and acting with such wisdom. I wish there were many more like you. Sincerely ~ Walt
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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