Post by Mitchell Holman Post by Wayne Autrey Post by jane playne Post by Mitchell Holman
Post by email@example.com Post by David Hartung
You are cherry picking a few people an
claiming that they are the norm.
Why are you making excuses for tax dodgers?
You are a perfect example why the Framers of our Constitution
did not want the general public to vote for any federal official
than their one representative.
The president is not a federal official?
Read the Constitution.
The Framers never intended the dumb masses to vote for the president.
We are not bound by what the slave-owning "Framers" intended,
not-jane, you mackerel-reeking cunt. They got that wrong. The
slave-owning "Framers" gave us the framework to correct that egregious
error. We should do it.
There is *nothing* in the evolution (yes!) of our political and legal
history that says we should not move to adopt a popularly elected
president. There is *nothing* in the structure of our federal
government that says the president should *not* be popularly elected.
Popular election of the president has *no* implications for either
federalism or separation of powers. You *know* this, not-jane, you
mackerel-reeking cunt. You know it because I have instructed you in
it numerous times.
The EC was created as a sop to slave owners
as "jayne" has been repeatedly told. No other
country has one. It needs to go.
The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists
November 10, 2016
At the Philadelphia convention, the visionary
Pennsylvanian James Wilson proposed direct
national election of the president. But the
savvy Virginian James Madison responded that
such a system would prove unacceptable to the
South: "The right of suffrage was much more
diffusive [i.e., extensive] in the Northern
than the Southern States; and the latter could
have no influence in the election on the score
of Negroes." In other words, in a direct
election system, the North would outnumber the
South, whose many slaves (more than half a
million in all) of course could not vote. But
the Electoral Collegeâa prototype of which
Madison proposed in this same speechâinstead
let each southern state count its slaves,
albeit with a two-fifths discount, in computing
its share of the overall count.
After the 1800 census, Wilsonâs free state of
Pennsylvania had 10% more free persons than
Virginia, but got 20% fewer electoral votes.
Perversely, the more slaves Virginia (or any
other slave state) bought or bred, the more
electoral votes it would receive. Were a slave
state to free any blacks who then moved North,
the state could actually lose electoral votes.
If the systemâs pro-slavery tilt was not
overwhelmingly obvious when the Constitution
was ratified, it quickly became so. For 32 of
the Constitutionâs first 36 years, a white
slaveholding Virginian occupied the presidency.
That dead horse has been beaten many times before.
"get away" with anything.