The Electoral College was also, in a very real way, put in place to help perpetuate the institution of slavery. That is why, for purposes determining the number of electoral college members, slaves were counted as 3/5 of a person. To not acknowledge this is to ignore history.The Electoral College was put in place so that candidates must appeal to a broad and diverse set of states rather than focusing only on the few U.S. cities with the highest population densities, (from outside source but Constitutionally and SCOTUS held), ie representation of ALL Americans.
Also, when the constitution was adopted, the difference in population between the most populous state (VA) and the least (DE) was about 10:1. Now, it is about 65:1. From a Constitutional perspective, this is irrelevant. However, perhaps this changes the moral calculus. At what point does a minority getting more political power than the majority become tyranny? Surely there must be some point, else why did the US colonies revolt in the first place?
Amen! Darn straight! But the USA is not pre-ordained by GOD to be better than other countries. (If I missed this in the Bible somewhere, please let me know.) The USA is the best not because we are perfect, but because many of us have sacrificed so much and worked so hard to grow and expand the idealistic words of our founders to apply to all our citizens--even if the work is FAR from complete.No we ARE NOT any other country, WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
As I said in my response, "you (conservatives in general, perhaps not you personally) acted like you were morally superior." So, yeah, your morals are your own, and I explicitly exempted you from this particular criticism--it's 2nd person, plural. However, you would have to be willfully blind not to be able to find numerous examples of conservatives on this forum claiming the moral superiority of their own political positions over those of their liberal brethren.Morally superior.......What a crapload of sh!t. My morals are mine alone and whether you consider them superior, or that of anyone else, shows you have a deep rooted fear of your own morals.
Secondly, what do you mean by "shows you have a deep rooted fear of your own morals."? I believe I understand my own morals rather better than you, and I am, to the best of my knowledge, not afraid of them or yours or anybody else's morals. Can you give me an example of what you mean? Becuase, this statement makes no sense to me.
A Constitutional amendment to change the Electoral College system is, admittedly, a heavy lift. However, there is a neat work-around. The Constitution gives legislatures the sole power to select their state's slate of electors to the electoral college. Right now, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact currently has the approval of 15 state legislates and DC, representing 196 electoral votes, 74 votes shy of having a majority of the electoral college. Admittedly, that is still a long way from 270, but it's hardly a fringe movement anymore. We shall see...The Electoral College will stand as long as the Constitution says so. If you don't like it, change the Constitution. Good luck with that because it will be an exercise in futility at this time. There is not broad support to change this, there is an extreme left wing of the population that wants it, backed by main stream media which has its own CORPORATE interest in mind, not the interest of the majority of the population.
No offense, but to say that "IT IS AN ALL OR NOTHING CONSTITUTION" is incredibly naïve. Neither the Constitution nor any laws, federal or state, are always 100% clear. Parts of it, and the subsequent Amendments are seemingly in contradiction with each other. Obviously, many things that play a major role in American society today did not exist--even in concept--in 1789; in the ~230 years since the Constitution has been ratified, a lot of things have changed. This is why the Supreme Court--to the lasting benefit of our nation--gave themselves the explicit power of Judicial Review in 1803 (again, that power is not in the text of the Constitution). Again, rule of law. I believe in it with every fiber of my being, but law is written by fallible people and thus needs an executive branch (with whatever biases they may have) to interpret the federal law or the Constitution, when disputes ariseLike so many liberals, you believe the Constitution and Bill of Rights is a Al A Carte menu in some restaurant where you get to select this clause or that clause, this Amendment ot that Amendment, and ignore the rest. Sorry, IT IS AN ALL OR NOTHING CONSTITUTION. You either believe in the rule of law, or you do not. YOU do not by your own statements.
What about anything I have posted here (or anywhere else for that matter) would lead you to think I would be offended by 2020 AD? That's just kind of a cheap shot from you. You can do better.And that's the way it is on this 6th day of November, in the year of our Lord, 2020 AD and if that offends