Yeah, I made up that word, but why not? We’ve resorted to making up election law as we go based on being sore losers. A lot of the other side are acting like sore winners, by the way.Why is everybody so sore? But I’m getting way off topic.
When you have the Attorney General of the United States saying wildly ridiculous things such “abolish the Electoral College” followed up by the notion that requesting valid photo identification at the polls is tantamount to disenfranchisement, you know your country is in trouble.
I’m not a Constitutional scholar by any stretch of the imagination, but isn’t this basic, 8th grade civics? Namely, that we are not a pure democracy, which I would say is tantamount to mob rule, but are instead a Constitutional republic.
In other words, the 51% of the electorate who populate the cities do not get to run the country over the will of the 49% of the populace who live in flyover country and/or are not flaming liberals. City life is part and parcel with liberalism by the way. That’s just an aside.
Why does this Electoral College deal always seems to swat down Democratic candidates? I just told you in the preceding paragraph: because the higher population areas are the ones most filled with the libertines, minorities*, and immigrants who have been convinced that their best interest lies with the party who promises to give them the most stuff.
I believe it was Ben Franklin who made the statement about the republic lasting only so long as the people don’t realize they can vote themselves the things they want from the public treasury. I would add to that the realization that they can force the will, habits and choices associated with urban lifestyles onto the population at large.
The only thing holding the tide back a little longer than it wold be otherwise is the Electoral College, because it ensures that people who live in less populated, more rural, more conservative states get a voice. And that was the whole point: To give as many eligible citizens as possible a voice. Without the Electoral College, those voices are forever and permanently silenced. You’d think Constitutional scholars would get that.
The scary part is maybe they do.
*I have no idea how they convinced Asians to vote against their won interests. Well I kind of do, but it’s rude so…