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Thread: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    So it would be the same as now? Little towns get less say under either system. But here's a biggie, my friend: Any system where the person getting the most votes can lose is fatally flawed. They invented the electoral college because the people did not vote for President. Given no popular vote you needed a system in place to elect the President. Once we moved to popular vote there was little need for the electoral college. Which is why we're the only one that have one. Everyone else can see it's stupid.
    The people still don't vote for president.

    The nation is a republic, not a democracy, and the electoral college is one of the few remaining bulwarks against democracy this nation has. You should treasure it.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Promoting their left-wing agendas.

    Look at the rush your Messiah is in to destroy the nation's health care industry as soon as possible. The government has absolutely no authority to meddle in that industry, let alone nationalize it.

    Hillarycare was the same plan, steal the industry, have pet bureaucrats run it.
    So what?

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    So what?
    You mean besides violating the Constitution as well as running the national debt through the roof, necessitating a minimum projected across the board tax increase - in a depression - of 8% with no ceiling specified, when the majority of Americans do not want the government to meddle in their health care?

    And that was only one unconstitutional action of their that I listed?

    The Electoral College protected us from Al Gore's silly environmental scare nonsense for a little while. Now your Messiah has got Crap&Trade passing through the bowels of the legislature, and that will triple people's electric bills - in a depression - and do nothing at all to limit CO2 emissions, which, by the way don't need to be limited anyway.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Promoting their left-wing agendas.

    Look at the rush your Messiah is in to destroy the nation's health care industry as soon as possible. The government has absolutely no authority to meddle in that industry, let alone nationalize it.

    Hillarycare was the same plan, steal the industry, have pet bureaucrats run it.
    Can you point out the section of the Constitution that they were violating? By the way, I'm not a big fan of Obama so you can't use the "look how much your messiah sucks" thing on me.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    You mean besides violating the Constitution as well as running the national debt through the roof, necessitating a minimum projected across the board tax increase - in a depression - of 8% with no ceiling specified, when the majority of Americans do not want the government to meddle in their health care?

    And that was only one unconstitutional action of their that I listed?

    The Electoral College protected us from Al Gore's silly environmental scare nonsense for a little while. Now your Messiah has got Crap&Trade passing through the bowels of the legislature, and that will triple people's electric bills - in a depression - and do nothing at all to limit CO2 emissions, which, by the way don't need to be limited anyway.
    And? What's your point? I still live in a free capitalist society, and I heard the same arguments against Clinton.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Getting rid of the electoral college could lead to solving those two.
    How so ?
    What two ?
    I think it should go, this college, but its proponents do present very good arguments in its favor..
    Congress and our President do not need un-necessary distractions...
    !00% must be the effort for the not so good state of our nation....repairs and improvements...

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    How so ?
    What two ?
    I think it should go, this college, but its proponents do present very good arguments in its favor..
    Congress and our President do not need un-necessary distractions...
    !00% must be the effort for the not so good state of our nation....repairs and improvements...
    The person who the people want elected will be president instead of who the elitist want elected.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Can you point out the section of the Constitution that they were violating? By the way, I'm not a big fan of Obama so you can't use the "look how much your messiah sucks" thing on me.
    Article 1, Section 8 plus the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    The people still don't vote for president.

    The nation is a republic, not a democracy, and the electoral college is one of the few remaining bulwarks against democracy this nation has. You should treasure it.
    Yes they do. You can try and get all technical, but the electors from the states vote for who the people in the state vote for. Might as well finish the job right and just get rid of electors completely. As for my thoughts on Democracy, I agree with you. It's overrated. But if you are going to do it, just do it. The fact someone can get more votes and lose is nothing short of a total joke.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    And? What's your point? I still live in a free capitalist society, and I heard the same arguments against Clinton.
    Oh.

    So you're not in the United States, then. Good for you. Where is this "free capitalist" society you're referring to?

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