As we get ready to officially kick off debate season tonight in Miami I have a few thoughts I’d like to share with anyone who would like to listen.
First, never underestimate how political science can be manipulated by a person, party, or a super pac*.
Make no mistake this is how poly sci people view America
Also, let us not forget how the 2016 debate season began…
Having multiple candidates is a good thing. Lets just hope that the Democrats can stick to the issues, avoid negativity, alternative facts, and fear to win their parties nomination.
Furthermore, lets hope that one of these candidates does not try to bully, slander, confuse, or litigate their way into the office of the President of our United States.
Every election is the most important. Some offices are just bigger but one thing is always for certain the direction of the country is at stake. But, that doesn’t scare me half as much as the thought of this guy being one heartbeat away from the Oval Office….
As a life long resident of Indiana I shutter every morning when I wake up and realize that Mike Pence is our Vice President. Furthermore, as much as I do understand about Mike Pence I can’t for the life of me think of what type of deal these two made to join forces to win back in 2016.
Back in 1804 when we had 13 pastoral states I think the idea of the electoral college was a great way to expedite elections, and make sure every citizen and state’s voice was heard in Washington D.C. Honestly, could you imagine the logistics back behind not just running an election but being a representative on Capitol Hill? You think nothing gets done in D.C. now imagine if your representative had to travel around by horse and communicate through written correspondence via the USPS. I’m at 3 months currently with trying to get my my Congresswoman to answer some pretty straightforward questions.
Fast forward 200 years. This great country now spans from one coast to another. We added Alaska and an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Along with a few other Island commonwealths near and far. We are far more industrious than pastoral. I haven’t even mentioned the current digital revolution. I think we are doing ourselves a disservice by just going along with the 12th Amendment.
Sadly, in America the most popular vote doesn’t always win. I honestly don’t think that our Founding Fathers thought of the electoral college in 1804 as a way to keep America moving in the direction of those already in power. I am concerned about that this delusion, allusion, and/or illusion that the electoral college is still vital to our ever changing country and world.
I’m sure these people would feel the same way: Andrew Jackson, Sam Tilden, Grover Cleveland, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton. All won the popular vote but lost the electoral college.
That’s 11% of our elections for the analytic crowds of today.
Is this an acceptable way to represent the will of the American population?
Some of those names you probably never heard of before. Sam Tilden? I bet you had no idea he lost to Rutherford B. Hayes.
If you think i’m just making this stuff up I would invite you to visit the following website https://history.house.gov/Institution/Electoral-College/Electoral-College/
If you looked at that one you might as well take a look at this one as well. I wonder….
Is Time Magazine fake news?
Anyway, here’s to hoping that in my lifetime America will become a true democratic society in which 1 person = 1 vote.
It’s my two cents. If you’d like to talk about it. I’m open for discussions on this and many other of the topics politicians are supposed to be addressing for all of U.S.
Thanks for giving me a moment of your time,