Each generation of Americans must fight to retain that delicate balance between tyranny and anarchy that we like to call a Constitutional Republic.
The National Popular Vote Initiative, should it pass, would destroy our Republic.
It really is that simple.
In 1787 the Framers of our Constitution rejected the concept of a national popular vote, and so must the members of the Louisiana Legislature.
The National Popular Vote (NPV) not only guts the Electoral College, a fundamental governing principle of our government, but it does so in an underhanded supra-constitutional manner.
The NPV initiative is specifically designed to bypass constitutional amendment procedures that have successfully guided our nation for over 200 years by creating a “side-deal” between states.
The US Constitution is designed to be amended rarely and slowly and only after a great deal of debate. The NPV attempt to bypass these time-tested procedures for constitutional change is almost as insulting as the original idea itself.
I hope you will call your legislators and ask them to vote against HB 388 and SB 126.
The number to the capitol is 225-342-2456.
Charlie Davis is the President/CEO of the Republican Leadership Conference, founder of Liquid Ventures, former Deputy Chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana and the Treasurer of the Louisiana Family Forum.