Elec­toral Col­lege has to go

West Hawaii Today - - Opinion - Ken Mo­erk David Janeway

Thank you, Alan Sil­ver­man and John Pierce, for point­ing out that prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant word in the Sec­ond Amend­ment is “reg­u­lated.” There­fore, if some­one is against any and all reg­u­la­tion of guns and the peo­ple who own them, they do not re­ally be­lieve in the Con­sti­tu­tion, even though you might get Supreme Court gods to agree.

Mitch said it is too soon but ob­vi­ously it is too late. Please, oh, please, do not have a con­ven­tion of states. Why make a bad democ­racy worse?

How am I going to be rep­re­sented there? I am al­ready not rep­re­sented by the pres­i­dent, who in my opin­ion lost by 3 mil­lion votes. In the words of the in­ter­na­tional elec­tion ob­server, “if we found a sys­tem like this any­where else in the world we would say ‘you can­not do it that way.’”

The only true elec­tion is when the bal­lots are counted na­tion­wide on elec­tion day and the per­son with the most votes wins! No X by some­one’s name and it not count­ing for that per­son, and no ‘this will be de­cided later,’ thus say­ing your vote did not count for any­thing — how wrong can we be?

There is a bet­ter way, called democ­racy: one per­son, one vote. Did any­one ever hear of such a con­cept? Cer­tainly not the Found­ing Fa­thers. The ques­tion should be put to the peo­ple on the 2018 bal­lot. Should the pres­i­dency be de­cided by an elec­toral col­lege or by one per­son, one vote? Any chang­ing of the Con­sti­tu­tion with­out the vote of ev­ery­one will be more sham un­rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

Fi­nally, Don­ald Trump has said some­thing that I to­tally agree with. He should def­i­nitely take an I.Q. test.

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