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Thread: Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

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    Re: Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    I don't see any reason for it. I read before that the only reason an electoral college exists is because some of the founders wanted congress to vote for the president and others wanted the people to do it, so they compromised with an electoral college.

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    Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't see any reason for it. I read before that the only reason an electoral college exists is because some of the founders wanted congress to vote for the president and others wanted the people to do it, so they compromised with an electoral college.
    Great. Change it. These folks that compromised left us with a mechanism for changing it too. What a country!
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    Re: Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    It isn't because of the Electoral College, it is because of the Constitution.
    You don't like the constitution?
    You don't understand that the State as a separate entity needs to be represented also?
    I don't like everything about the Constitution. I don't like that did its part to keep slavery alive. I don't like that it was designed to limit democracy as much as possible without being authoritarian. It isn't the Bible. It can be changed, and in this instance it should be changed.
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    Re: Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Great. Change it. These folks that compromised left us with a mechanism for changing it too. What a country!
    So...therefore, we shouldn't change it because the Founders were infallible...?
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    Re: Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    I don't like everything about the Constitution. I don't like that did its part to keep slavery alive. I don't like that it was designed to limit democracy as much as possible without being authoritarian. It isn't the Bible. It can be changed, and in this instance it should be changed.
    All you need is Congress and a supermajority of the states to agree.

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    Re: Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Great. Change it. These folks that compromised left us with a mechanism for changing it too. What a country!
    Snail-mail amendment process. It is typical of Constitutionazis to point to a weak right as all we deserve.
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    Re: Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Snail-mail amendment process. It is typical of Constitutionazis to point to a weak right as all we deserve.
    Thankfully we can work within the courts to change the Constitution much more expeditiously.

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    Re: Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Snail-mail amendment process. It is typical of Constitutionazis...
    Yes.. Lets just ignore the constitution when we find it convenient to do so.

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    Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Snail-mail amendment process. It is typical of Constitutionazis to point to a weak right as all we deserve.
    Well if you think it is so slow, you better start now! Grab a pen, keyboard or gun and get started. I suspect you would rather associate words with the nazis than actually fight for your belief.
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    Time for direct democracy - end electorial college?[W:193]

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    So...therefore, we shouldn't change it because the Founders were infallible...?
    If that's what you believe, fine, but that isn't what I believe.
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