...The constitution is essentially counter-majoritarian; even if the majority wants to keep you from speaking, or wants to arbitarily violate your privacy, or take your weapons, the constitution is (supposed to be) there to say ' No you can't'.
When the electoral college 'broke', it actually worked exactly as it was intended; to thwart the will of the majority. One of the great blunders that Americans have made was the ratification of the 17th amendment, providing for the direct election of US senators. That amendment reduced one of the checks and balances down to nothing; namely, the influence of the states in legislation. This is why spending must originate in the House, then the Senate must approve it. The states were to provide the 'statesmanship' to temper what the masses (citizens) wanted. ...
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Tuesday, February 02, 2010
More 'democracy' crap
More 'democracy' crap; The Packetman