Originally posted by DJW001
reply to post by kro32
This is futile. The OP apparently does not understate the difference between "the electorate" and "the Electors." Abolishing the electorate means
killing all the voters. Abolishing the Electors, however, is probably a timely idea. OP, please do some basic research before starting a thread.
Thanks for the clarification. I suppose I was confused about "entitlement". The fact that the EC can override the common voter removes their
"entitlement". So I'll have to disagree not on the bases of tradition, but on the current manifestation. The electorate is the "electors", unless
there is a change in policy and payoffs.
Remove the electors and you have a different electorate.
Why was this futile, when you've already identified with the problem? Again, this isn't an argument on terms, but a melee of how these terms have
The people "think" they have an entitlement after they're opinions have already be swayed. Again, If the candidate is not supported by the electorate
the media won't even cover them. If the public's opinion isn't sufficiently swayed, their votes may be overridden.
American's "entitlement" has been riddled away in bylaws. Let's just reflect on the fact that an American's quality of life is about as "liberal" as
the education 89% of them are getting.
When US foreign business policy needs new soldiers, money is shifted from the public education system to the military. Then the students aren't
provided with the type of education that allows them to be smart enough to be conscientious objectors.
Soon, TPTB will be removing our right to interpret the Bible and other religious medium, because religious publication is the only "other" alternative
to a liberal education. And currently, it is also the only legal bases for conscientious objection.
Another great example is all the negative hype surrounding Ron Paul. I have to laugh at the fact that the media discredits him because he doesn't
have sufficient support in the Republican Primary. A way to fix this is if he wins the polls, then replace the electors in his favor, which begs for
the reason why electors are even needed . Remove the electors' power to override.
Electing Ron Paul isn't going to fix the corruption anyway. He'll end up like JFK and it's business as usual.
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