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Without an Electoral System....Think about it

the stellar minds that put together the American Republic....learned men with wisdom to see down the road quite a ways....tried to balance the conflicting rights and needs to create a lasting system.

 

One thing they did, and which has been dismantled by the progressives, was to have Senators elected by the state legislators, not by direct popular vote. When you look at the Bidens, the Klobachars, the Kamala Harris's, Al Frankens, etc. ….how many of these characters would have ever made it to the senate floor under such a system? The left could come up with a similar list of demagogues promoted by the right to very high office that would not have won a vote of their peers, but can bamboozle the voting public. 

 

Moving on to the electoral college system, think about what would happen without it. A politician could just do the math, figure out the most populous states, and offer them a tax holiday or some other enticement and get nearly all their votes and get elected with just a few states actually supporting them. The genius of the electoral system is that you have to win a plurality of states, not just votes. It insulates the republic from demagogues, just like the original system of senate election did.

 

Thoughtful systems put into place by thoughtful people, and dismantled, or attempted to be taken apart by those less circumspect.

 

Like someone once said, it takes a skilled carpenter to build a house, but any (donkey) can knock one down.

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Re: Without an Electoral System....Think about it

The 17th amendment was definitely the beginning of the end of the republic as it was designed.   Greatly reduced the power of the state legislatures to counter the power in DC.  States like Ohio that perpetually seem to have a senator from each party, who cancel each other out, are left basically without representation in the senate.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Without an Electoral System....Think about it

Why don’t you guys just say what you really want. “We need to find a way to increase gerrymandering to a point where no liberal can ever be elected and we can turn this country into a true rightwingnut paradise!!!”
Senior Contributor

Re: Without an Electoral System....Think about it

Wake up schnur, look what happened when the electoral vote got a Democrat elected to the oval office, but it's different now...you betch'a! 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Without an Electoral System....Think about it

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Re: Without an Electoral System....Think about it


@schnurrbart wrote:
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cat got your tongue correct!

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Without an Electoral System....Think about it

Popular vote winner but losing the presidency has only happened 5 times and a Democrat was on the winning side once. The very first time — 1824 Andrew Jackson won popular vote but lost the electoral vote to John Quincy Adams. The other four saw the Republican candidate losing the job but had more poplar votes. Is that what you mean? Thanks!!
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Re: Without an Electoral System....Think about it

If you don't like it then YOU co have the right to attempt to change the constitution, which seems to be the goal of

those who supported the oval office holder change maker of last administration.  The best gun salesman and country

divider in our history!

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Re: Without an Electoral System....Think about it

bs  -  careful  of  the  '' pink  elephant ''  in  the  room  syndrome  while  tweeting  -   -   -

 

MICE  also  seem  to  have  an  effect  -   -    -

 

Is  it  ''  Mueller  Time ''   or  do  we  wait  for  5  o'clock  somewhere  - ?   

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Wrong room?

it is getting harder and harder to read your posts 289 and have any idea what you are talking about. Same with Bruces. Bart and Noxious are easy...you could just type in "we hate republicans" as a substitute for any of their posts or replies and they would still function the same.

 

I do believe that is a good public service to let liberal posts stand as an example of the type of critical thinking going on in that camp.