To Restore The Constitution, The Voters Themselves Should Follow It

Alan Keyes Former Assistant Secretary of State
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The forces that now have a stranglehold on both the so-called “major” political Parties are determined to overthrow the Constitution, turning the United States into an oligarchic tyranny, affirmed periodically by sham votes, as in the erstwhile Soviet Union. I can’t support anything produced by their sham political process. It’s all calculated to produce a result fatal to rightful liberty.

Only a true grassroots movement can restore constitutional self-government in the United States. The presidential election, as envisaged by the Constitution’s provisions, actually requires such a grassroots mobilization, focused on the election of presidential electors. These electors are supposed to be selected by grassroots voters, from among the fellow inhabitants of their states and districts. As the search committee charged with selecting the president and vice president, the electors are supposed faithfully to represent and act for the people, not some presidential candidate whom the voters at large have no constitutional authority to select.

The presidential election that involves the voters at large should therefore be a series of state and district elections, in which people choose from among themselves people they actually know at close hand, and trust to act on their behalf. The present sham stands this constitutional intention on its head, turning the presidential election into a manipulated national plebiscite focused on media fabricated personalities that have been made to order for the purposes of the nation’s self-serving elitist powers.

This is why all of the candidates on offer in the elitist faction sham are fatally flawed figureheads. Each of them has, in some respect, sold out the people they are supposed to represent, in one or more areas vital to the survival of liberty. We shan’t save our constitutional republic by electing any of them. The people who truly aim to save the constitutional republic need to: 

  1. Develop the platform that represents their principles, priorities and concerns; and
  2. Elect slates for the electoral college solemnly pledged to search for and elect the person with the proven capacity, background and demonstrated commitment to do what the agreed upon platform requires them to do.

In the process envisaged by the Constitution, the focus would be on what is to be done and why it is right to do it. It would be on finding, among local people we know and trust, those whom we judge best suited to find and elect the right people to implement that focus. Prior to the General Election there would be no self-promoting individuals “running for president.” In constitutional terms this is true in any case. Any appearance to the contrary is the effect of an anti-constitutional overlay calculated to move the people toward self-destruction.

People who want to be president shouldn’t campaign on their own behalf, for the office. They should campaign in support of the platform they are committed to implement, and the candidates for presidential elector, House and Senate who share that commitment. (But for the prideful folly of the 17th Amendment, this would include the candidates for the State legislative body (usually the State Senate) to which the Constitution entrusted responsibility for electing each state’s U.S. Senators before the 17th amendment was ratified.)  

The Electoral College strategy would restore that proper order of things. People who want to be president would spend the run up to the general election proving that they can capably articulate and effectively support what the voters have in mind, rather than forcing the voters to make an ill-informed choice that thereafter makes their support for this or that self-idolizing, self-serving politico a point of personal pride and divisive rancor.

There’s still more than enough time left before the general election for people to turn to this constitutional vision. Indeed, at present the whole egocentric primary election farce is calculated to keep people of good will from focusing on the choice of presidential electors in time to do what the Constitution requires. Many if not most voters don’t even know the names of the people they are actually voting for.  

So instead of a pre-selection process directly subject to the will of the people, voting in their home states and districts, the search committee process takes place out of the public eye. It involves decisions by media elites and party kingpins at the national level. They in turn kowtow to their paymasters in the internationalist money elite. This results in a field of candidates that has passed through an elitist faction screening process, which assures that elections don’t matter so much (to paraphrase Nancy Pelosi).

But starting at least as far back as 2006 an uprising has simmered in the United States, at the grassroots. It threatens the sort of political realignment that could, if properly informed, overturn the de facto tyranny of the few the present political process serves. The first step in thwarting that uprising was to induce the grassroots people involved in what came to be called the “tea party” movement to pin their hopes on the GOP.

However, thanks to constant betrayals by the GOP’s quisling leadership, grassroots discontent still threatens to boil over. So the would-be oligarchs seek ways to co-opt that discontent. Their trick is to redirect it into channels they can manipulate and control. In this respect Donald Trump is literally the trump card the elitist faction is playing, as it were, to take that trick. Using a fog of rudely “anti-establishment” rhetoric to gain false credibility with GOP voters, their card is now successfully in play.

His job is to make sure that no one who truly wishes to conserve America’s constitutional self-government becomes the effective focus of the angry discontent that now characterizes much of the GOP’s core grassroots constituency. Whether he wins the GOP nomination or not, the emotional welter induced by his outrage distracts from the fact that no conservative, in the true sense noted above, is to be found among the candidates for the GOP nomination.

So whether GOP primary voters support Trump, or oppose him by voting for one of the other pre-selected figureheads, they will sheepishly confine themselves to the GOP’s political stockyard. From there they will again be herded toward a general election in which they will “have no choice” that conserves the principles and provisions of America’s constitutional self-government; no choice but to support some nominee committed to keep the nation on a path toward tyrannical elitist faction rule.  

But what if conservatives in the true sense reject the partisan sham in order to implement a strategy for the presidential election that focuses on winning a majority on the executive search committee for president that will faithfully represents the voters who elected them? Then their sense of the principles, priorities and actions that will save the nation’s constitutional liberty might prevail. Such a search committee might very well outflank the would-be oligarchs. It might very well select a president/vice president beholden to no one but the grassroots voters whose chosen representatives elected them.

By thus breaking the stranglehold of the elitist faction, voters willing to learn from the Constitution’s provisions will renew the nation’s respect for the wisdom that informs them. They will restore the vitality of constitutional self-government by their own initiative. In the end, and contrary to the political hand-out mentality of the elitist faction sham, such grassroots initiative is the only way it will ever be restored.