A plea to the Elec­toral Col­lege

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Kay Jones-Hutchins,

“The Elec­toral Col­lege should be un­faith­ful,” Dec. 8 Kath­leen Parker col­umn.

Kath­leen Parker’s col­umn im­plor­ing the Elec­toral Col­lege to be “un­faith­ful” should be re­quired read­ing for all elec­tors. As Parker stated, re­gard­ing the pur­pose of the Elec­toral Col­lege, “most im­por­tant among the founders’ cri­te­ria for a pres­i­dent was that he be qual­i­fied. Thus, the Elec­toral Col­lege was cre­ated as a brak­ing sys­tem that would, if nec­es­sary, save the coun­try from an in­di­vid­ual such as, frankly, [Don­ald] Trump.”

Yes, many Repub­li­can elec­tors are par­ti­san, but are there not at least 37 who see how hor­ri­bly un­fit this man is to oc­cupy the Oval Of­fice? Do they re­ally want the pres­i­dent of the United States to be praised by the Amer­i­can Nazi Party and the KKK? Can they not ad­mit he is dan­ger­ous to Amer­ica, as well as the global com­mu­nity? Will their con­sciences chal­lenge them to vote hon­or­ably to serve their coun­try, not the Repub­li­can Party? Let’s hope so.

History must be made on Dec. 19, 2016. I re­peat Parker’s en­treaty: “Please, be brave.”

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