By Daryl L. Hunter
There has been much talk of abolishing the Electoral College as some
believe that it has become outdated and unfair. There are those that
believe that with todays communication marvels that a 2 hundred year
old method of electing a President has outlived it's use and intrudes
on fair play via the popular vote.
I say, how where those founding fathers so insightful and far seeing?
We have evolved from an agrarian society to an urban one, our society
has changed in every way, however the Electoral College still protects
our small states from being out-influenced from the more populous ones
propagating large state, small state cohesion instead of opposition.
This may seem unfair to the resident of a
larger state but considering the big picture, smaller states living
in the proposed, "popular vote" country
would have the will and the mores of the larger states forced upon
them causing discontent and resentment. Excessive exposure of this
would cause irreparable damage. This damage to the working relationship
between small states and large would lead to the urge to secede from
the union; feelings I have experienced upon multiple occasions anyway.
We have gone there once, lets not go there again.
Some say that the Electoral College is unfair as it can result in
a President of the USA not elected by popular vote. Well folks, the
Electoral College is a reaffirmation of States Rights via 50 popular
votes, a great equalizer of democracy for a diverse and massive demographic
area in which values and world view differ from one area to another.
That is the great republic our founding fathers so thoughtfully mapped
out for us, not for a year, not for a decade, not for a century, but
for multiple millenniums.
God Bless America and the genius of our founding fathers!