October 23, 2016
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LUA Radio 10.23: Oh, You Think Your Vote Matters in a Presidential Election? That’s cute.

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Tonight’s broadcast of Liberty Under Attack Radio is titled, “Oh, you think your vote matters in a Presidential election? That’s cute.”

Kyle Rearden, our creative consultant, joins us to offer his thoughts and conclusions on the subjects at hand. Namely, the fact that the President is not elected by popular vote (that is, the electorate); rather, the President is chosen by the electors. In other words, your vote especially doesn’t matter in Presidential elections, although that is the one that is the most heavily focused on.

We also tell you how government officials in the other two branches of government constitutionally gain their position, and why the implications of these facts are so significant.

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Show Notes:

Check out the video Kyle narrated and I produced on the subject titled, The American Political System Explained in 10 Minutes

Art. 2, Sec 1, Clauses 2-4 of the Constitution

12th Amendment

Texas Election Code 192.006

Illinois Compiled Statutes (10 ILCS 5): http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=001000050HArt%2E+21&ActID=170&ChapterID=3&SeqStart=72400000&SeqEnd=73000000

The Communist State of Illinois: Voting Does Not Work an Analysis (Article by Shane)

Voting Does Not Work (Kyle’s article)

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Shane is the founder of Liberty Under Attack Radio, The Vonu Podcast, and LUA Publications, an independent publishing company. He has been a guest on many podcasts and radio shows and his work has appeared on sites all over the alternative media. When he's not producing content (which isn't often), he enjoys riding four wheelers, reading, and drumming.

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  1. kohler
    kohler October 24, 19:48
    By 2020, the National Popular Vote bill could guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country, by changing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes. Every vote, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election. No more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps of predictable outcomes. No more handful of 'battleground' states (where the two major political parties happen to have similar levels of support among voters) where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 38+ predictable states that have just been 'spectators' and ignored after the conventions. The bill would take effect when enacted by states with a majority of the electoral votes—270 of 538. All of the presidential electors from the enacting states will be supporters of the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC)—thereby guaranteeing that candidate with an Electoral College majority. The bill was approved this year by a unanimous bipartisan House committee vote in both Georgia (16 electoral votes) and Missouri (10). The bill has passed 34 state legislative chambers in 23 rural, small, medium, large, red, blue, and purple states with 261 electoral votes. The bill has been enacted by 11 small, medium, and large jurisdictions with 165 electoral votes – 61% of the 270 necessary to go into effect. NationalPopularVote
    • Liberty Under Attack
      Liberty Under Attack Author October 24, 20:01
      Susan,
      So, you would advocate for an Athenian-style direct democracy? 100% mob rule?
      What about for Supreme Court justices? Should they be popularly elected too?
      Both would lead to significantly worse situations. No thanks.
      #AbolishTheState #GoogleVoluntaryism
      Laissez-faire, Shane
  2. kohler
    kohler October 24, 20:55
    Being a constitutional republic does not mean we should not and cannot guarantee the election of the presidential candidate with the most popular votes. The candidate with the most votes wins in every other election in the country. Guaranteeing the election of the presidential candidate with the most popular votes and the majority of Electoral College votes (as the National Popular Vote bill would) would not make us a pure democracy. Pure democracy is a form of government in which people vote on all policy initiatives directly. Popular election of the chief executive does not determine whether a government is a republic or democracy.

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