Judge Discusses Presidency from 1789 - Today at Constitution Day Event
Constitution Day is celebrated in the United States on Sept. 17 and to mark the day, The Hon. Michael Warren of Oakland County’s Sixth Circuit Court presented “The Presidency: Electors, Elections & Campaigns 1789-Today” at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus.
“What most people don’t realize is that when they vote for president, they are voting for electors, who in turn vote for the president,” said Warren. “What they really don’t realize, is that the only reason they have a vote at all, is because the state legislatures have given them the vote —historically most electoral votes were chosen by the legislatures themselves — the people didn’t have a voice at all.”
Following the presentation, Warren led a discussion about how the Constitution’s founders would react to Clinton vs. Trump.
“Although the current election seems disheartening and vexatious, it’s hardly unique in American presidential politics,” noted Warren. “A careful review of campaign history will reveal that outlandish, preposterous lies have been part and parcel of the American elections since John Adams and Thomas Jefferson squared off in 1796.”
Warren is the author of America’s Survival Guide – How to Stop America’s Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles and History. In 2009, along with his then 10-year-old daughter, Warren created “Patriot Week,” which renews America’s spirit by celebrating the first principles, founding fathers and other patriots, vital documents, and speeches.
About Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School affiliated in 2014, combining the status of a nationally-ranked, public, comprehensive research university with the commitment to practical legal education of an independent, non-profit, national law school. WMU-Cooley is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The law school has provided nearly 20,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world, and enrolls classes in January, May, and September at its Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses, and its Tampa Bay, Florida campus. WMU and the law school continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.