In 1788 in The Federalist Papers No. 61https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-04-02-0211, Alexander Hamilton discussed the merits of a uniform date for holding elections and cited the risks of an “improper spirit” in affecting the elections of neighboring states. Even more prophetic he considered just how that “improper spirit” might manifest itself in subsequent generations of people and elections:
“I allude to the circumstance of uniformity in the time of elections for the Federal House of Representatives. It is more than possible, that this uniformity may be found by experience to be of great importance to the public welfare; both as a security against the perpetuation of the same spirit in the body; and as a cure for the diseases of faction. If each State may choose its own time of election, it is possible there may be at least as many different periods as there are months in the year.
The times of election in the several States as they are now established for local purposes, vary between extremes as wide as March and November. The consequence of this diversity would be, that there could never happen a total dissolution or renovation of the body at one time. If an improper spirit of any kind should happen to prevail in it, that spirit would be apt to infuse itself into the new members as they come forward in succession. The mass would be likely to remain nearly the same; assimilating constantly to itself its gradual accretions. There is a contagion in example which few men have sufficient force of mind to resist.”
Some believe Alexander Hamilton’s words, written 232 years ago, are relevant to the United States in present times, and the future of election integrity. What is the future of America?
In many ways, Americans must accept the challenge to deter the improper spirit of those who would compromise the integrity of our elections in the future. No matter what happens, if there is corruption or fraud, the truth will eventually be viewed in plain sight for those who choose to see. Truth brings light to many, many things… It’s not difficult to find the truth, but we must be willing to do so.
We will all have a choice for America’s future. Where will you stand? We will stand with the heritage of this free republic, and the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. We will stand with the lives of our ancestors and all those who have walked and fought for truth and liberty throughout this great land of the United States of America. We will stand with our fellow citizens, affirming our right to vote, and to have our legal vote counted. We will stand for strengthening our nation’s elections at every level of governance.
We will stand with America. We ask you to stand for America too.