The Pros and Cons of the Electoral College

Politics is a game, in some ways akin to football.  A win depends on how many points are on the official scoreboard, not on how many yards have been covered. For a stable society to exist or a game to be successful, certain rules must be followed.  They may be simple or complex, few or many, handed down orally or through a complex code, but they underlie a structured order. Adherence to that structure is essential even in politics, which is an ongoing process with no eternal answers.  It is natural in politics that conclusions and procedures once generally accepted are inevitably subject to change.  As Thomas Jefferson wrote in his letter of September 6, 1789 to James Madison, "[n]o society can make a perpetual constitution or even a perpetual law." The presidential election just held raises the issue of the usefulness of the Electoral College (E.C.) in the U.S. today.  Many Democrats, including the largely Democratic media, comprising...(Read Full Article)

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