HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » The Presidency should be ... » Reply #41

Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 11:05 AM

41. Why do our Presidential elections need middlemen? Jefferson and Madison were against this.

It's idiotic, and was based in evil from the beginning. The basic reason it was put into the Constitution was so that pro-slavery southern states would have the power to continue the practice of owning human beings and using them as slaves. The South would not have allowed the Constitution to be ratified if the Electoral College wasn't part of it. It is a machination favorable only to the 1%, and it needs to be eradicated from the electoral process.

Here's my biggest beef wit the Electoral College:

The Electoral College makes it easier for the 1% to control elections. Like we saw in Florida in 2000, the malevolent manipulation of the voting process and vote count by the 1%, in one state, can nullify the entire democratic process and make a mockery of the People's Will.

"I have ever considered the constitutional mode of election…as the most dangerous blot on our constitution, and one which some unlucky chance will some day hit."
Thomas Jefferson to George Hay, 1823.

"The present rule of voting for President…is so great a departure from the Republican principle of numerical equality…and is so pregnant also with a mischievous tendency in practice, that an amendment of the Constitution on this point is justly called for by all its considerate and best friends."
James Madison to George Hay. 1823.



Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 87 replies Author Time Post
CreekDog Aug 2012 OP
customerserviceguy Aug 2012 #1
CreekDog Aug 2012 #3
RZM Aug 2012 #7
Warpy Aug 2012 #30
customerserviceguy Aug 2012 #32
Warpy Aug 2012 #57
Yeah Its Spin Aug 2012 #2
TheCowsCameHome Aug 2012 #4
The Magistrate Aug 2012 #5
CreekDog Aug 2012 #9
Johonny Aug 2012 #10
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #6
ManiacJoe Aug 2012 #8
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #11
RKP5637 Aug 2012 #20
white_wolf Aug 2012 #23
Tom Ripley Aug 2012 #68
VOX Aug 2012 #12
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #26
FBaggins Aug 2012 #13
RZM Aug 2012 #15
CreekDog Aug 2012 #16
RZM Aug 2012 #18
CreekDog Aug 2012 #21
X_Digger Aug 2012 #22
CreekDog Aug 2012 #24
X_Digger Aug 2012 #35
white_wolf Aug 2012 #25
X_Digger Aug 2012 #36
white_wolf Aug 2012 #44
X_Digger Aug 2012 #47
white_wolf Aug 2012 #52
X_Digger Aug 2012 #54
white_wolf Aug 2012 #62
X_Digger Aug 2012 #63
white_wolf Aug 2012 #64
X_Digger Aug 2012 #67
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #86
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #72
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #27
taught_me_patience Aug 2012 #38
CreekDog Aug 2012 #17
FBaggins Aug 2012 #31
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #43
FBaggins Aug 2012 #48
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #59
FBaggins Aug 2012 #65
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #70
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2012 #69
FBaggins Aug 2012 #77
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2012 #80
FBaggins Aug 2012 #81
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2012 #82
FBaggins Aug 2012 #83
boxman15 Aug 2012 #14
Puregonzo1188 Aug 2012 #19
jberryhill Aug 2012 #28
NYC Liberal Aug 2012 #29
OneTenthofOnePercent Aug 2012 #33
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #45
Motown_Johnny Aug 2012 #34
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #46
Motown_Johnny Aug 2012 #76
davidpdx Aug 2012 #37
Nye Bevan Aug 2012 #39
Kaleva Aug 2012 #40
Bettie Aug 2012 #50
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #51
LineReply Why do our Presidential elections need middlemen? Jefferson and Madison were against this.
Zorra Aug 2012 #41
Nye Bevan Aug 2012 #42
white_wolf Aug 2012 #53
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #55
LanternWaste Aug 2012 #74
Bettie Aug 2012 #49
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #73
Warren Stupidity Aug 2012 #56
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #60
MineralMan Aug 2012 #58
Comrade_McKenzie Aug 2012 #61
backscatter712 Aug 2012 #66
LanternWaste Aug 2012 #71
Grave Grumbler Aug 2012 #75
FreeJoe Aug 2012 #78
Tierra_y_Libertad Aug 2012 #79
haele Aug 2012 #84
JackRiddler Aug 2012 #87
Throd Aug 2012 #85
Please login to view edit histories.