By Jake MacAulay
The American View
November 17, 2020

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Founding Father and father of the American Revolution, Samuel Adams, exhorted Americans to:

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

Voting is a BIG DEAL and the casting, counting, and declaring of a victor ought never to be taken lightly. Improper actions concerning the declaration of President has stemmed from numerous entities, among which is the media. In a premature calling, the media has convinced the populace by declaring the winner of the 2020 election to be Joe Biden.

I have been a student of American history and the American Constitutional Republic for more than a decade and I have yet to put my finger on the clause in the Constitution that grants television executives the power to declare who will be the next president.

While there is, in fact, a Constitutional process for electing a president, that process does not involve media pundits, popularity polls or network projections. The media has no power to declare anyone to be “president-elect." In fact, until electoral ballots are certified, there is no “president-elect” because there has been no election.

This is one of those “inconvenient truths” that the “talking heads” are struggling to both ignore and, at the same time, to explain away. That a decision so important is not actually in their control seems to rattle them and, with every day that goes by without a concession by the President, their rhetoric becomes increasingly screechy.

The journalistic reputation of Fox News has suffered significantly due to election projections that were inconsistent. And, with the notable exception of Tucker Carlson, Fox’s follow up coverage has minimized voting irregularities which are massively consequential and must be fully investigated.

Founding Father and second President, John Adams, cautioned his countrymen:

If an election is to be determined by a majority of a single vote, and that can be procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the Government may be the choice of a party for its own ends, not of the nation for the national good.

Given the violent and ugly behavior of partisan leftists during the last four years against both the office of the President and the man who occupied it, their calls for “unity," “concession," and “compliant transition” of power are laughable and absurd.

The inept actions of the media and those who would view it as an authority has given way to the abandonment of the one thing that has always been reliable for America: The Constitutional process. After all, every individual charged with the preservation of the rights of Americans has sworn an oath to almighty God to obey this Constitution.

This election process will have an end and the election will be over in the very near future. Do not look to the media for the truth. Trust in the Constitution. After all, it has been the bastion for American liberty for the past two and a half centuries and will continue in this duty as long as it remains acknowledged: the supreme law of the land.

Sign up for a FREE U.S. Constitution course with Jake MacAulay and the Institute on the Constitution. Jake MacAulay serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), an educational outreach that presents the founders’“American View”of law and government. IOTC has produced thousands of graduates in all 50 states with a full understanding of the Biblical principles on which America’s founding documents are based. The former co-host of the syndicated talk show, The Sons of Liberty, he is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences nation-wide, and has established the American Club, a constitutional study group in public and private schools. Jake has been seen on Yahoo News, Fox News, The Blaze, AP, CBS, NBC, The Weekly Standard, and more…

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