Elec­toral Col­lege is un­fair

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES FROM PAGE ONE - F. B. Good­man

The Found­ing Fa­thers were bril­liant in form­ing the rules for our new na­tion, and most of them still hold true. How­ever, given the ad­vance­ment in com­mu­ni­ca­tions, trans­porta­tion and the de­vel­op­ment of the once bar­ren, far reach­ing ar­eas, the Elec­toral Col­lege has be­come an un­fair ve­hi­cle that usurps the will of the vot­ers (“Ditch the Elec­toral Col­lege? Yes we can,” Nov. 13).

Ev­ery per­son in ev­ery state has an equal chance to make his or her choice. This elec­tion did not declare the can­di­date with the ma­jor­ity of ac­tual votes the pres­i­den­t­elect — a once vi­able, use­ful and nowob­so­lete law has.

My fu­ture is not at stake, but that of my chil­dren and grand­chil­dren is. Al­ready, peo­ple who dis­crim­i­nate, who are racists and who want to change laws to make us all live by their be­liefs are be­ing cho­sen to serve in the gov­ern­ment by the pres­i­den­t­elect.

I want to live in a coun­try where each of us can live and make our own de­ci­sions. I don’t want to de­cide what’s best for any­one else nor they for me. Myper­sonal de­ci­sions are no one’s busi­ness nor theirs mine, and they are cer­tainly not the gov­ern­ment’s. I hope the new ad­min­is­tra­tion re­al­izes they did not get a man­date to re­verse all laws that they re­li­giously, mo­rally or in any way find of­fen­sive. They should work on keeping us safe, healthy and loving our neigh­bor.

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