A dying democracy
I am getting worried about the state of our democracy, and I teach about it every day to high school students. The Republicans should state plainly that if they are in control of the Senate, no Democratic nominee for the Supreme Court will get a hearing. Then we will know for certain that our democratic experiment has failed.
The Senate is one of the least representative parts of our government. The state of Wyoming has fewer residents than our mediumsized city of San Francisco, yet Wyoming has the same number of senators as California. James Madison knew this was undemocratic, but it was another compromise, along with the Electoral College, to appease the slave states (and the small states).
These compromises came to create this country, but they also came at a terrible cost. Democracy is dying right in front of us.
Adam Michels, San Francisco