Hillsdale's Imprimis features Save Our States

June 27, 2019

The fundamental danger of the attacks on the Electoral College is "that these attacks undermine the Constitution as a whole."

Arguments that the Constitution is outmoded and that democracy is an end in itself are arguments that can just as easily be turned against any of the constitutional checks and balances that have preserved free government in America for well over two centuries. The measure of our fundamental law is not whether it actualizes the general will—that was the point of the French Revolution, not the American. The measure of our Constitution is whether it is effective at encouraging just, stable, and free government—government that protects the rights of its citizens.

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