Please do read the following article, THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS BRILLIANT, for it was brilliant because it was an absolute necessity for any union of states to exist.
There was no guarantee after the Revolutionary War that a United States….even one created from thirteen colonies, six, or nine, without concessions. Virginia was by far the largest ‘state’ both in size and population. Why would Rhode Island or Connecticut, New Hampshire, or future Maine and Vermont be interested in becoming a nothing state beholden to powerful Virginina if representation in a unified Congress were based solely on popular vote?
Far more citizen freedom would occur from states becoming independent rather than ‘united’ with Virginia as a backwater space. Our Forefathers wisely developed two Houses of Government, one, the House of Representatives based on state population and terms of office limited to two years, and regarding the other, the Senate, each state would have equal representation, two Senators per state, each serving terms of six years. The House would handle rabble rousing, the Senate would handle wisdom….in order to preserve peace and tranquility in order to seek and incorporate law based on truth.
Mob rule must never be allowed to reign……in a civilized society…..It is likely the savages presently marauding and pillaging, colleged or not, have never read anything regarding the responsibilities of citizenship. WE LIVE IN A LEFTIST FEMINIZED DECADE WHERE FEELINGS ARE TAUGHT AT UNIVERSITY TO TRIUMPH OVER TRUTH….FOR TRUTH IS DEEMED A MALE THING….SO YESTERDAY, SO BORING AND COLD, and ABOVE ALL, SO WHITE.
The Electoral College Is Brilliant
“The progressives are determined to get rid of the Electoral College. Of course they are. Abolishing the Electoral College would complete their project of overthrowing America’s unique federal system, begun about one hundred years ago.
The direct election of senators was the first and greatest victory of the progressives over the Framers of the Constitution. Made possible by the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913, it mortally wounded the Founders’ system. Abolishing the Electoral College will finish the job. And the progressives mean to do just that.
If we want to understand the efforts of the Framers during that hot summer in 1787, we must see them as trying to design self-government with a sober assessment of human nature in mind. When in the next century Lord Acton wrote that “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” he captured in a ringing aphorism the view of the Founders.
This understanding of the effect of political power on human nature explains the Framers’ focus on defining and limiting federal power. They did so by distributing power among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government; preserving the political independence of the states; and creating a zone of liberty around the individual – even by further dividing the (supreme) legislative power itself, crafting two legislative bodies with separate powers and potentially competing interests.
Jefferson put it this way:
What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body.
And Lord Acton put it this way:
Liberty consists in the division of power. Absolutism, in concentration of power…..” Please read on: