Trash Tossing Thursday

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For many years, I was a relatively strong believer in the wisdom of the Electoral College as our method of choosing a president. Foolishly, I thought the intent of the Constitution’s framers was a smart one — specifically Alexander Hamilton’s express intent to build a procedural roadblock in the path of would-be villains and populists.

In fact, Hamilton wrote in Federalist 68 that the Electoral College was intended to obstruct presidential candidates with “talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity,” a pair of traits that ought to sound familiar to anyone who followed Donald Trump’s despotic rise to power.

Of course the Electoral College has never functioned as intended at any point in American history. It utterly failed to live up to this mandate in 2016, allowing Trump to ooze through the cracks despite his obvious treachery and criminality — and despite the fact that he lost the national popular vote by nearly three million.

Bob Cesca @ Salon

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8 Responses to Trash Tossing Thursday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Several states have adopted a popular vote winner takes all electoral votes. Goes into effect if enough states vote this in.

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    • Carol says:

      That’s how the Marijuana war was attacked, one state at a time. Same has to happen with the Electoral College, one state at a time.

      Has to be states not run by republicans, they would never agree to ditching the EC.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Kavanaugh is a bad judge; just Makes Stuff Up.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Dawdled so 14 minutes to the north door of the Hillside Cafe.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Up to Bryan for a composition student concert. Talked with Keadrin afterwards. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the crocus bells appeared 2 days ago.

      Day 5: 84+35=119 minutes.

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  4. Den says:

    Alternative method:

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