Tag: Electoral College

Jun 12

The Electoral College vs. the Popular Vote

In Brief—An examination of the 18th Century Electoral College and the need for replacing it in favor of counting all votes equally. Fairness Versus an 18th Century Compromise— Let’s turn our Rip Van Winkle hats backward and travel back to 18th Century Philadelphia. Unlike those good old days of high school, this is going to …

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Dec 28

Let’s Put Tradition on History’s Junkpile

In Brief— Tradition is entrenched in our lives, but too often those traditions are dated, irrational, serve no useful purpose and can even be destructive. It’s time to rid ourselves of needless tradition. ——————————————————————————————————————————- The Past as Hindrance— “Tradition” can generally be defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or …

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Nov 16

America Needs Compulsory Voting

In Brief—Want a recipe for renewed democracy? Institute Compulsory Voting, dump the outmoded 18th Century artifact called the Electoral College, and institute a Ranked File Voting system. Add some enthusiasm and activism. Shake the rancid status quo and you have a renewed America. —————————————————————————————————————————————- A Way to Overcome American Decline— “Aw, Hell’s Bells, they’ve done …

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Jul 20

The Thievery of the Electoral College

In Brief—An artifact of 18th Century politicking, the Electoral College, is not only outmoded here in the 21st Century but it is robbing the minority voter of her/his vote at the national level every four years. It is past time to bring America’s presidential voting system into the 21st Century by passing an amendment that …

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