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RE: RE: Of Dead Trees and Democracyby brainpan (Monk)
|on Nov 11, 2000 at 01:50 UTC||Need Help??|
Excellent points about the electoral college, et al. Even with all of the disagreement over this election I'm hearing one thing fairly consistently from both sides: the electoral college has outlived it's usefulness. I know that a fair portion of this is just part and parcel of the pseudo-obligitory blame casting game, but I'm hoping that even after one of the upper middle class white guys finally wins / doesn't lose the 'gator wrestling match, securing the the presidency, there will be enough momentum left to invoke a change in the EC process.
And since I'm feeling particularly ornery, I'm going to point out that technically we do not live in a Democracy. Recite the first five lines of the Pledge of Allegiance with me:
I pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Democracy
for which it stands....
That is the way it goes, right?
And no, I don't own 27 pairs of sweatpants.