View Poll Results: Should Congress create an amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

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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 pro-bipartisan View Post
    How does voting for Clinton or Obama equal to voting for something unconstitutional?
    It demonstrates ignorance.

    The agendas of those two clowns was clearly unconstitutional, as anyone reading the Constitution can see.

    The electoral college exists to prevent the brainless mass mind of the mob from being swayed by a demogogue and getting a tyrant elected.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    You consider the 12th Amendment frivolous?
    Hardly. Considering it was a reaction to the political bloodbath known as the election of 1800, anyone calling it frivolous failed American History in high school.

    However, it is worth noting that even then, the Electoral College was preserved. That should give some indication of the significance and importance the founding fathers attached to it.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    There are many important things that Congress must be working on

    Our economy

    health care reform
    The trade deficits
    infrastructure and the overall condition of our nation
    education
    the budget and the shortfalls (deficits)
    prison population
    Mexican immigrants
    homosexual rights
    and now this, another controversy, and at this time, not necessary.
    Getting rid of the electoral college could lead to solving those two.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    It demonstrates ignorance.

    The agendas of those two clowns was clearly unconstitutional, as anyone reading the Constitution can see.

    The electoral college exists to prevent the brainless mass mind of the mob from being swayed by a demogogue and getting a tyrant elected.
    What did Clinton do and what has Obama done that is unconstitutional? And I mean their political stances not Bill Clinton being a pervert.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Hardly. Considering it was a reaction to the political bloodbath known as the election of 1800, anyone calling it frivolous failed American History in high school.

    However, it is worth noting that even then, the Electoral College was preserved. That should give some indication of the significance and importance the founding fathers attached to it.
    Of course, they felt it preserved the Union. As at that time, Virginia and Pennsylvania were the most populated states.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    You consider the 12th Amendment frivolous?
    Are you ****ting me with a question like that? Bait much? Come on!
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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    I would say no. I think if you go completely popular, you are going to leave out rural areas and less populated states while focusing mostly on large cities.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Are you ****ting me with a question like that? Bait much? Come on!
    It wasn't posed to you sir.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I would say no. I think if you go completely popular, you are going to leave out rural areas and less populated states while focusing mostly on large cities.
    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.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    What did Clinton do and what has Obama done that is unconstitutional? And I mean their political stances not Bill Clinton being a pervert.
    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.

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