It is interesting that since the election of Donald Trump disgruntled Americans are now calling for the end to the electoral college.
Would they be just as eager to end this undemocratic system if the situation was reversed, Trump winning the popular vote and Clinton being elected by the system?
The electoral college was put in place because, at the time, the people were not educated enough to elect a competent candidate to the presidency and that sentiment holds true today.
Nearly half of Americans registered to vote chose not to, “41.8 percent didn’t vote, while 58.2 percent did.” Heavy
Of those who did vote, many voted for Clinton simply because she is a woman. Many voted for her because of their Democratic party affiliation. Very few who voted, voted on the issues or where their candidate stood on those issues.
The American public is ignorant of how politics works in America or how their government works. We begrudgingly give up one-third of our earned income to taxes without bothering to know and understand how those taxes are spent.
Americans ignore the influence of lobbyists on political decisions and lawmaking and look the other way when the news exposes instances of the corporate purchase of sitting elected officials.
The American public is still not ready to control the government with its vote. We do not take our obligations as citizens seriously.
Instead of removing the electoral college we should remove both the Republican and Democratic parties that have been controlling our government since it was formed.
To become an independent nation we must all be independent thinkers, not relying on others who “know” to tell us what to think and how to vote.
When we provide every child in America with an excellent education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens of these United States then we can remove the electoral college and the party system of government that keeps us under the control of Republican and Democratic “corpoliticos” who are paid by unAmerican “hedgehogs”.
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