posted on Jul, 5 2014 @ 11:11 AM
Only if you think of the "United States" as singular. But see that "s" on the end of the word "state"? That would indicate that 50 states (or 57 if
you listen to Obama) are united for a common purpose. Now that idea isn't very popular any more. It hasn't been since the "Civil War," called "The War
of Northern Aggression" by anyone in the South who fell victim to it. And it has been further eroded because the "populace" decided it would be better
to elect senators by direct popular vote to make them "accountable to the people" and not beholden to the State Legislatures. But that ship has
If you got rid of the Electoral College then you might as well eliminate national elections in the fly-over states. Why even have them? The left and
right coastal cities would run the country with no input from smaller states at all. The Dakotas? Forget it. Wyoming? Nothing there. Alaska? Bunch of
snow. Hawaii? Bunch of heat. Without the Electoral College there would be absolutely no need whatsoever to involve them. it would just be an exercise
in pretending the populations of those states actually mattered. But in fact they would be dis-enfranchised completely.
But with the Electoral College, it at least theoretically can be the case that a smaller state matters. And that means the national politicians, even
with their Grand Strategies, MUST pay attention to ALL states and not ignore them or treat them as a source of resources for the big cities.
It's bad enough already. What with the scientific analysis of the electorate, all the parties have to do is make an emotional appeal that will attract
those with an IQ of 100 or less, which is by definition half the population. Add a few intellectuals who think in theory at the expense of the rest of
us "for the common good," and you have yourself a winning combination.
You think your vote doesn't count now, just abolish the Electoral College and seal the deal. Then you may as well turn over the election to New York
and Los Angeles and just forget about voting altogether, if you haven't already. I don't think there is much hope for the "voter" myself. Eliminating
the Electoral College would simply be the last nail in the coffin.
edit on 7/5/2014 by schuyler because: (no reason given)