You think your vote doesn’t count now wait until it won’t count for a vast majority of the country as it is and elections will largely hinge on what happens in LA NYC Houston and Chicago.
That being said - I tend to not place much weight on who the President is … Federal policy SHOULDN’T influence my life (I’m of the persuasion that Feds influence too much and power and influence is too centralized). I’d much rather a lot of the issues ‘we’ seemingly face should be handled at MOST at the State level (to include welfare, education, energy, agriculture, etc.) and at best at the municipality level - I know what issues affect me and my community a lot more intimately than some bureaucrat in Washington who’s operating with much less of the information I am for my community … i.e. there’s far too much variability in preferences, even political, for the vast majority of issues we as a society seemingly face for any centralized legislation to consider.
All the Feds should be doing is ensuring our Rights are not violated by State or Local legislation they should not be dictating, for instance, education policy for each of the States.
Point is, you living in Kansas, your vote won’t matter much anyway even in a national election … it’ll get gobbled up by the major population centers. If you’re upset by not having a Dem candidate campaign in your State, just wait until both parties are largely only courting the large metro areas…
But that’s irrelevant because it probably would. That’s my point. Congress will still be operating in a largely divided body (by design) while the President can act on decree by the plurality of The People.
Oh no. I was not saying owning these people was complex. It was a terrible system, both from a moral perspective and an economic one. It made absolutely no sense but was a hold over from a different world…
Yes. I see a single political figure being elected by the masses (a plurality or a simple majority) would give that individual more leverage and thus more weight to their executive orders … I’d say it’d evolve into a decree … I’m not saying WE’D see it devolve into that, but it would, I’d think.
Shit at the rate we’re going now, we’re slowly going down that road, but I think doing away with the EC would accelerate that process