Quite a few readers commented on my one-liner at the end of the last Editorial about the UNDEMOCRATIC ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
I’m NOT an expert on just about anything, but I can read, reason and understand. And what I have read, reasoned, and understood of the Electoral College, is that it was formed in the late 1700’s (Constitutional Convention of 1787), which was later ratified in 1804 by the 12th Amendment.
So . . . what has changed between 1804 and today?
1 – The American Population was about 4-MILLION People in 1804. Today, the population is well over 300-MILLION People.
2 – Most people did not vote, since it was the “obligation” of Insiders and Elitists to more or less pick and choose whom they wanted to run the United States of America.
3 – The bulk of the Population lived on the East Coast, leaving little to no voice for the sparse population in the rest of the country.
4 – WOMEN DIDN’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
5 – The NEWS of every Major City in America . . . was absolutely CONTROLLED and INFLUENCED by a handful of Press Barons, all of whom made or broke Political Parties and Candidates at their will, who used their incredible influence for the benefit of themselves and friends.
BUT TODAY . . . there are more than FIFTEEN THOUSAND Radio Stations, with literally all of the successful Talk-Radio Broadcasters leaning RIGHT.
There are THOUSANDS of Television Stations owned by or affiliated with the THREE BIG NETWORKS . . . ABC, NBC, and CBS. And then there are Thousands upon Thousands of Markets reached by Cable News TV Stations in the names of – FOX NEWS, CNN, MSNBC, & CNBC.
I personally have more readers to this BLOG than most medium sized Newspapers and Magazines have to their Editorial Pages in most American Cities. And I’m just one of too many to count.
AND THEN THERE ARE THE POLITICAL PARTIES AND CANDIDATES . . . who each have their own BLOGS, which are super-professionally created and managed.
SO . . . WHEN YOU ASK THE QUESTION – Why the Electoral College then, and why not now, how can anyone compare then to now?
Not that many years ago, ending with President Ronald Reagan, there was the Broadcast Fairness Doctrine, which the LEFT would LOVE to reestablish, which was created during the time of limited Radio and Television ownership (circa 1949), when there were only a few Broadcast Owners . . . to keep the FEW from controlling all the Information and Political discourse.
BUT TODAY . . . the Broadcast Fairness Doctrine no longer exists, because it is simply an ANACHRONISM. And for the same reason, NEITHER SHOULD THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONTINUE TO EXIST.
One eligible person – One Vote . . . Most Votes Win – End of Story.
And before you COMMENT or send me your opinions, please have a look at this LINK to understand how and why the Electoral College was originally created, and ask yourself how any of this history resembles the current political reality of the United States of America.
I WANT TO SEE A WOMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE . . . now how stupid and sexist is that, which is uttered by so many Hillary Clinton Supporters? Why would anyone want to see a Woman in the White House, opposed to the BEST PERSON in the White House?
It’s no less LUDICROUS than those people who promote Black Lives Matter, as if Black Lives are more important to anyone else’s life of a different Color.
Hillary Clinton is saying that women will encompass 50% of her Cabinet “when” she becomes the President – not if – but when she becomes the President, because women comprise 50% of the American population. So, is that how her Cabinet is going to look?
OK . . . will she then GUARANTEE that 13% of her Cabinet will be comprised of Black Americans, and NO MORE OR LESS THAN THAT, since Black Americans only account for 13% of the entire American Population?
Will she also GUARANTEE that 17% of her Cabinet will be comprised of Hispanic Americans, and NO MORE OR LESS THAN THAT, for the same reason of limiting Black Americans?
I’m Jewish . . . so should I expect that all Jewish Americans should demand that 2% of our Jewish Population be in Hillary Clinton’s Cabinet, and NO MORE OR LESS THAN THAT?
And what about Native Americans, shouldn’t they also demand that they receive 2% of the Positions in Clinton’s Cabinet, and NO MORE OR LESS THAN THAT, because they are 2% of the American Population?
America VOTED for a Black Guy in 2008 and 2012 MOSTLY because he was Black . . . and how well has that worked out for the USA?
What ever happened to America being a MERITOCRACY, which was created and built upon the premise of the best people for the best jobs?
Perhaps Hillary Clinton would reserve an important spot in her Cabinet for a MAN/WOMAN who has Boobs and a Penis, who sleeps with women only on EVEN days of the week, and men only on ODD days of the week, who also demands to use any bathroom HE/SHE feels comfortable using . . . with young children present?
If you’ve never seen what a PIÑATA looked like after the party was over, wait for November, and you’ll get an idea once seeing what will be left of Hillary Clinton, after Trump gets through with her on November 8, 2016.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov