The presidential debates were on last night at a freinds and somehow I was compelled to listen to the disingenuous debauchery. Basically, eight or so bullshit artists stood in what was no debate at all. For a debate would have purposefully caused each candidate to pick a side and explain and defend that side whether they liked it or not or agreed with that side or not. That’s debate. But all this turned out to be was a god-building exercise designed to promote a cult of droll personality and promote the mythos of American dreamism.
My friend’s father was visiting, and naturally he asked me half way through who I would vote for, fully caught up in the hopium of a new figurehead. Now imagine how many thoughts raced through my mind in that second or two before I answered. With respect, I said its not my government, its theirs. We don’t vote for president. It’s all a lie. It’s us against them.
And just as I’d expect, a silent, cognitive dissonance set in and we continued to watch.
Same question a few minutes later…
Same honest, factual answer.
And the logical fallacy of a retort:
“But we have to have a president!”
“We have to vote for somebody!”
I explained as I always do trying to live and speak every day in Reality that we do not elect the president, the electors do, and that our franchised “vote” is more like a pole, a survey of public opinion, used merely in a popularity contest between two predetermined blood-relatives to appease the multitude of illiterate subjects.
And it works every time, every four years. Seems impossible that such happenstance, pomp, money, and circumstance could be involved in something that is so false and deceptive. I get it. But this doesn’t make it any less the Reality.
In my continuing effort to expose the fraud that is this indirect election of United States president, where voters have absolutely no say in Reality despite the illusional “freedom” of the common people’s ability to participate in popular voting (but not electing), here is an archived page from the federal government telling you how it works.
Pass it on…
Link, as printed below–> http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/electors.html
Who are the Electors?
What are the qualifications to be an Elector?
The U.S. Constitution contains very few provisions relating to the qualifications of Electors. Article II, section 1, clause 2 provides that no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector. As a historical matter, the 14th Amendment provides that State officials who have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States or given aid and comfort to its enemies are disqualified from serving as Electors. This prohibition relates to the post-Civil War era.
Each state’s Certificates of Ascertainment confirms the names of its appointed electors. A state’s certification of its electors is generally sufficient to establish the qualifications of electors.
Who selects the Electors?
The process for selecting Electors varies throughout the United States. Generally, the political parties nominate Electors at their State party conventions or by a vote of the party’s central committee in each State. Each candidate will have their own unique slate of potential Electors as a result of this part of the selection process.
Electors are often chosen to recognize service and dedication to their political party. They may be State-elected officials, party leaders, or persons who have a personal or political affiliation with the Presidential candidate.
On Election Day, the voters in each State choose the Electors by casting votes for the presidential candidate of their choice. The Electors’ names may or may not appear on the ballot below the name of the candidates running for President, depending on the procedure in each State. The winning candidate in each State—except in Nebraska and Maine, which have proportional distribution of the Electors—is awarded all of the State’s Electors. In Nebraska and Maine, the state winner receives two Electors and the winner of each congressional district receives one Elector. This system permits the Electors from Nebraska and Maine to be awarded to more than one candidate.
Are there restrictions on who the Electors can vote for?
There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires Electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in their States. Some States, however, require Electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote. These pledges fall into two categories—Electors bound by State law and those bound by pledges to political parties.
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Constitution does not require that Electors be completely free to act as they choose and therefore, political parties may extract pledges from electors to vote for the parties’ nominees. Some State laws provide that so-called “faithless Electors“; may be subject to fines or may be disqualified for casting an invalid vote and be replaced by a substitute elector. The Supreme Court has not specifically ruled on the question of whether pledges and penalties for failure to vote as pledged may be enforced under the Constitution. No Elector has ever been prosecuted for failing to vote as pledged.
Today, it is rare for Electors to disregard the popular vote by casting their electoral vote for someone other than their party’s candidate. Electors generally hold a leadership position in their party or were chosen to recognize years of loyal service to the party. Throughout our history as a nation, more than 99 percent of Electors have voted as pledged.
List of State Laws and Requirements Regarding the Electors
As of November 2000
Source: Congressional Research Service
The Office of the Federal Register presents this material for informational purposes only, in response to numerous public inquiries. The list has no legal significance. It is based on information compiled by the Congressional Research Service. For more comprehensive information, refer to the U.S. Constitution and applicable Federal laws.
Legal Requirements or Pledges
Electors in these States are bound by State Law or by pledges to cast their vote for a specific candidate:
ALABAMA – Party Pledge / State Law – § 17-19-2
ALASKA – Party Pledge / State Law – § 15.30.040; 15.30.070
CALIFORNIA – State Law – § 6906
COLORADO – State Law – § 1-4-304
CONNECTICUT – State Law – § 9-175
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – DC Pledge / DC Law – § 1-1312(g)
FLORIDA – Party Pledge / State Law – § 103.021(1)
HAWAII – State Law – §§ 14-26 to 14-28
MAINE – State Law – § 805
MARYLAND – State Law – § 20-4
MASSACHUSETTS – Party Pledge / State Law – Ch. 53, § 8, Supp.
MICHIGAN – State Law – §168.47 (Violation cancels vote and Elector is replaced.)
MISSISSIPPI – Party Pledge / State Law – §23-15-785(3)
MONTANA – State Law – § 13-25-104
NEBRASKA – State Law – § 32-714
NEVADA – State Law – § 298.050
NEW MEXICO – State Law – § 1-15-5 to 1-15-9 (Violation is a fourth degree felony.)
NORTH CAROLINA – State Law – § 163-212 (Violation cancels vote; elector is replaced and is subject to $500 fine.)
OHIO – State Law – § 3505.40
OKLAHOMA – State Pledge / State Law – 26, §§ 10-102; 10-109 (Violation of oath is a misdemeanor, carrying a fine of up to $1000.)
OREGON – State Pledge / State Law – § 248.355
SOUTH CAROLINA – State Pledge / State Law – § 7-19-80 (Replacement and criminal sanctions for violation.)
VERMONT – State Law – title 17, § 2732
* VIRGINIA – State Law – § 24.1-162 (Virginia statute may be advisory – “Shall be expected” to vote for nominees.)
WASHINGTON – Party Pledge / State Law – §§ 29.71.020, 29.71.040, Supp. ($1000 fine.)
WISCONSIN – State Law – § 7.75
WYOMING – State Law – §§ 22-19-106; 22-19-108
No Legal Requirement: Electors in these States are not bound by State Law to cast their vote for a specific candidate:
Have you ever asked yourself just what is the true purpose of these totally private associations (corporations) called political parties? Ever wonder why they are so powerful and why every president is one or the other main parties?
Legal, organized crime.
And the worst part is that they convince the common people, who have no right to elect, to join these criminal associations and participate in the legalized crime. They are even called “organizers.”
But let us be clear… the best way to control a multitude of people is to cause them to feel guilty about who they pick for their leader, as if they really have a choice, and thus to limit their responses to the mere waiting for the chance to do it all over again, to believe the illusion of voting the next ringer in and then waiting yet again to remedy their feigned choice. Controlled opposition. Brilliant.
And so here we are again, an institutionalized bunch of idiots about to vote for something they have no right to actually vote on, except to legitimize the very structure that politically enslaves them. In other words, the millions of denizened, enfranchised “voters” that turn up to the polls to be poled will be doing nothing more than offering the official “consent of the governed.” And for the rest, silence is consent to the majority will. And the majority is a pure idiocracy of uneducated fools.
Govern = to steer, as a ship. To control.
Ment = mind
And this is called the franchise of freedom.
–Clint Richardson (Realitybloger.wordpress.com)
–Friday, January 29, 2016