posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 12:59 AM
The electoral system as I take it was designed to allow states to profess their common views so that it has equal weight in respect to their
population. But state boundaries are virtually meaningless, with little, if any, pride among the bulk of its citizens. So, although, it would be
good to keep the states individual, that's not the way this country is viewed anymore. Its viewed as the US, the states are merely for tax
jurisdiction purposes. I know you believe that the states have a major impact on its citizens, but I can't think of anyway I have been affected in a
major way by legislation of the states.
So basically, if the states are virtually meaningless these days, then there is no need for the electorate system. Unless, we want to hold on to the
state representation from days of old. But I just don't see states meaning that much in the eyes of the government anymore so why would they care
about the electorate system.
Where I grew up, there was a city called the Central Area for Relocated Yankees. Althought Yankees were all over the place, and this was in the
South. So as people move between state borders all the time, and immigration occurs, this occuring over the last hundred years mind you, the general
wishes of a state seem virtually meaningless.
For example, do you think Hillary Clinton really represents the wishes of the entire state of New York. You can say yes because she was elected to
office, but that had nothing to do with the ideal of the state, more of name recognition along partisan lines. This is due to the fact that people
are largely uneducated about what their state stands for, people are uneducated about the platforms of politicians. States get diluted and most
important of all.....more homogenuous in US citizen representation.