I agree with Barbara Streisand regarding the Electoral College. She states, "If I could, I would end the antiquated electoral college. Twice in the last 20 years, the popular vote winner was denied the presidency. This is an assault on our democratic principles, where the dictum should hold true: one person, one vote."

Lena Bish

Rockingham

(13) comments

LVW

An argument could me made to go the other way -- having a president elected by members of Congress instead of by the ignorant masses -- since even the current system devolves into a "popularity" contest that allows an impetuous, Constitutionally ignorant, reality show personality to win.

newshound

Many Members of Congress were elected by the Ignorant masses and thus, are equally ignorant (ie AOC). let's scrap that idea.

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, the best solution is to truly educate the masses to think critically and to understand their roles and responsibilities in a free society so that they can make good decisions. Our system of government will fail unless the general population does these things. For about 200 years, we did just that but in the last 40 years, the individuals running our public education system have gone off the deep end. Now educators want children to think about how a math problem makes them feel rather than solving the problem and getting the correct answer. Teaching civics and societal responsibility is virtually nonexistent. Liberal educators like you need to bring the rest of your peeps back on board before it’s too late....

newshound

Alas, another letter-writer (enrolled in Soros' campaign to flood newspapers with left-wing nonsense) suffering from the 3 "eyes" syndrome:

Ignorance, irrational and incorrigible.

LVW

Everybody knows how the presidential election game is played. The fact that neither Gore nor Clinton played it well does not mean we should change the rules.

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, I agree with you 100 percent. Very well stated.

Donald

Ms. Bish, you can rest assured that it is indeed the fact that “one person one vote” holds true in each state, and each state determines who is to occupy the White House. It is important to remember that we are not a democracy but rather a republic. The mob does not yet get to rule.

prodigalson

Great post Donald. Thank God the mob doesn’t rule. If it did, there would be no second amendment, and the inner cities of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago would rule our nation.

sbsheridan

In a democracy, every person's vote counts equally. In a republic, the vote of one person represents the votes of many. Is it still a republic when one person's vote represents the votes of many and another person's vote represents the votes of only a few?

prodigalson

Everyone plays by the same rules M S, and everyone knows the rules going in. The truth of the matter that Donald Trump and his team played the game better than Hillary Klinton amd her team did. You Democrats really do need to stop complaining about the rules every time you lose. It’s just bad form.

bishopsboy

Dear Susan, I'll respond to your questions with another question: Is it still a republic when a liberal New Yorker dictates what a rancher in Montana does?

prodigalson

That’s an excellent point Mufalme Bishop, but I would be careful if I were you. You’re coming dangerously close to a point where you may be reported to “the authorities” so that they can take “appropriate actions”. You know, with your logic and all.

bishopsboy

Prince Prodigal, Susan doesn't seem to understand that democracy leads to mob rule which eliminates diversity and undermines the rights of minorities unlike in a constitutional republic where these things are protected. A rancher in Montana can continuing being a gun-toting capitalist Christian driving a gas-guzzling pickup AND a liberal New Yorker can continue to being a douche when not all votes are counted the same -- everyone is happy.

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