QUESTION #1: Following the 2016 election, conservatives who voted for Trump especially in the rural areas of America, were labeled “ignorant and uneducated”. In fact, it has been suggested by people like MSNBC commentator, Joy Reid that rural Americans are “the core threat to our democracy” and that “the rural minority have and will continue to have disproportionate power over the urban majority.” She went on to say that, “abolishing the electoral college system would be a great place to start in correcting this imbalance.” What are your thoughts on this?
“I’m going to back again to the authenticity or the reliability of the spokesperson or the writer, just like we did at the first part, I said that individual that you quoted was wrong in what they stated. Now this one, Joy Reid, you quoted her as saying those things about the rural folks and so forth…Well right there, that demonstrates an ignorance of the Constitution. Her entire premise from the get-go, is off-base and wrong and the conclusion she comes to is off-base. Now, what do I mean by that? Well, anyone who believes in the Constitution understands that there are such things as representatives and senators. And anybody who believes in the Constitution understands that there are two senators from each state for a reason. They never were set up to represent the population of the states. They were set up to represent the fact that there was a state…
What she is defining is when she says this is the core threat to our democracy … There again, demonstration she does not understand the Constitution, because we don’t have a democracy. We have a representative republic. There’s a huge difference. That’s why there are two senators for every state, whether it’s the size of Delaware or Connecticut or Rhode Island or Texas or California. It has nothing to do with geography or the number of people. It has everything to do with the fact that it is a state that needs representation.
So again, she demonstrates a rejection, I would say, not an ignorance, I would say a rejection of reality and of the truth. It’s very interesting how people who try to attack others, which is exactly what’s happening here … Attack those who are in the rural setting, attack those that would be perhaps more conservative. That they take and twist reality. You have to go back to the very premise. Define the terms and ask for and establish the premise. In this case, she doesn’t know the terms and she very clearly has a wrong premise. Therefore, the direction she’s going of wanting to say “let’s get rid of the electoral college”, now can be put into perspective. Then we can answer why that idea is a very bad idea. But she was flawed from the beginning.”
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