am admitted personal in favor o' a more reactionary approach to the popular vote for Presidency debates.
our suggestion is to return the Presidency to original 1787 roots... well, maybe 1804... or 1787 with a dash o' 1804?
have President be a relative apolitical office selected by wise men (and women) from across the nation who would be entrusted with the duty o' choosing a wise man (or woman) to lead a small executive branch tasked mainly with foreign policy negotiations and day-to-day mundanities o' government.
jefferson is the President who got things off-track. rather than further embracing the mistakes o' jefferson, lincoln, wilson and fdr, perhaps we should instead try a fresh start.
is not a genuine suggestion, but much o' the federal govt. problems today is 'cause while the Court and Congress function, for the most part, as the founding fathers intended, the chief executive is a far different entity than were envisioned when the Constitution were original penned. the scheme o' checks and balances only made sense when branches were coequal with different areas o' influence. the executive now has its own judges and magistrates handling executive rule interpretations. the executive may also functional legislate through department rules creation and executive orders. the President is even grabbing for Congressional purse strings and may succeed 'cause Congress abdicated authority to the executive in times o' crisis, and the President can pretty much decide what is and ain't a crisis.
solution, from our pov, is to increase the distance o' the President from popular influence and to limit his powers to pre jeffersonian levels. that ain't gonna happen though.
but as to the electoral college specific, ignoring big picture concerns stated 'bove… meh. is a handful o' elections which were determined by quirks o' the electoral college, and at least in the most recent case, weren't the electoral college as much as willful obtuseness by one candidate which determined the election. were four key battleground states in 2016 and the democrat candidate largely ignored those states. change the system 'cause one candidate were epic stoopid? am having a hard time embracing our righteous indignation on this issue.
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