posted on Feb, 6 2020 @ 04:52 PM
a reply to: Klassified
As I mentioned in my Op, our constitution is outdated! Just like the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated
Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
The second amendment was written to arm a militia since we didn't have a national military force. We also didn't have the type of devastating weapons
we have today. To think a hand gun and rifle by a crowd of people could fight off a government that has an overwhelming force and is supplied with
every weapon that can be imagined is ridiculous!
We can say the same thing about the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution. The right to a person's privacy is being violated everyday due to the
digital, computer and new media age of technology. Our founding father's could have never foreseen this!
The electoral college doesn't function today the way the Founding Fathers planned.
The Electoral College
doesn't function today the way the Founding Father's planned.
"The Electoral College system ... was created by the founding fathers for the new Republic not as a direct outgrowth of eighteenth-century political
principles but rather as an ad hoc compromise between those who believed in election of the president by Congress and those who believed in popular
election," the political scientist William Keech wrote in 1978. Some founders wanted direct election; others mistrusted average voters' "capacity to
judge of the respective pretensions of the candidates," as George Mason put it. This was especially true given the expectation – before the
two-party system arose to winnow the number of contenders – that voters would be choosing among a host of candidates from far afield. How could some
farmer from Virginia or New York know enough about all the candidates from other states and regions, the reasoning went.
The world is much more informed today with satellite, cable and internet technology than it was back in the 18th century.
"Defenders of the Electoral College seem to think that the unit rule is an inherent part of the system, it's not. The Constitution says how many
electoral votes each state gets but says nothing about how they're awarded."
"That system can distort the popular expression of the people that is at the heart of democratic government."