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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 12:55 PM

9. voting is the only thing we've got

"..presidential election process enough of a check on a president's power?"

Yes. It is. And it is the only real check the people have. I think I understand that you are pointing toward the electoral college .. but any correction or improvement there is a long, long (LONG) way down the road. In order to change something like the college you are going to have to win many, many elections, at both state and federal levels. (We are talking a constitutional amendment here, approved by 2/3rds of both House and Senate .. then ratification by 3/4ths of states) How do you propose to change the constitution if you can't win the electoral college?

The other "check" on presidential power is to have a functioning system of checks and balances in political structures. This is being hamstrung currently by the perfidy and lack of honor in one of our political parties. Again, the ONLY correction available is voting that political party out of power .. and, again, we will have to win many, many elections (both state and fed) in order to achieve this.

Time to get busy. But wishful thinking about a "popular vote" isn't going to get us there.

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