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Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shuts Down Democrat “Dream” Of Scrapping Electoral College
Reply #10 - Sep 12th, 2019 at 2:54pm
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crepe05 wrote on Sep 12th, 2019 at 11:42am:
W are not a democracy.  We are a Republic.  I do wish that you had been taught that in school.  There is a difference; a very good difference for the voters.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/republic

You can't be a republic without being a democracy.

Speaking of missing things you should have learned in school....lol
  

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petep wrote on Sep 12th, 2019 at 11:52am:
in their infinite wisdom the leaders of the public school system have decided children no longer need recess or gym to get exercise and blow off steam (we have ritalin for those who get antsy), and we no longer need to learn the basics or about our country's founders (they were all racists)...children are better served to read my two daddies as part of grade K indoctrination...


Apparently, previous generations didn't get a great deal of civics or political theory in school, or what they did get was not retained, for it seems the older crowd here at LNF really doesn't understand what a republic is.

They were indoctrinated into thinking that a republic is not democratic, which is absurd.

I only mention this because it looks like you are agreeing with this absurd position.
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petep wrote on Sep 12th, 2019 at 11:52am:
in their infinite wisdom the leaders of the public school system have decided children no longer need recess or gym to get exercise and blow off steam (we have ritalin for those who get antsy), and we no longer need to learn the basics or about our country's founders (they were all racists)...children are better served to read my two daddies as part of grade K indoctrination...



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Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shuts Down Democrat “Dream” Of Scrapping Electoral College
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stu_gatze wrote on Sep 12th, 2019 at 11:06am:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shuts Down Democrat “Dream” Of Scrapping Electoral College

By: Kaley
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https://welovetrump.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ruth-bader-768x513.jpg

Members of the far-left like AOC and crew have been pushing for the abolishment of our nation’s Electoral College voting system established by our forefathers to ensure every Americans’ voice is heard ever since Trump won the election in 2016.

They’ve used every play in the book to keep up their delusion that it wasn’t really the American people who voted Trump into office, rather it was some sort of foul play, be it Russia or a “corrupt Electoral College” that made Donald Trump America’s 45th president.

However, the Democrat dream to get rid of the Electoral College is just that. A dream.

That is at least if longstanding Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – who has in the past expressed support for a popular vote vs. Electoral College – is right.

Ms. Ginsburg told it like it is regarding the hopes of the Democrats to throw a wrench in our nation’s voting system to skew it in their favor and get back control of our country as the people’s support of their party dwindles,

It’s largely a dream because our Constitution is … hard to amend. I know that from experience.”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said this week that efforts to scrap the Electoral College are “more theoretical than real," according to a report.

“It’s largely a dream because our Constitution is … hard to amend,” Ginsburg said while speaking at the University of Chicago on Monday, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. “I know that from experience.”

The 86-year-old justice has previously expressed support for moving to a popular vote.

"There are some things I would like to change. One is the Electoral College,” Ginsburg said in 2017, according to The Hill. “But that would require a constitutional amendment, and amending our Constitution is powerfully hard to do.”


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Assuming you don't want to call a new Constitutional Convention, it currently takes 38 States to ratify an amendment the Constitution.

That means only 12 can defect.

You can immediately write off Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Iowa and Montana. These twelve States are either too red, too population light, or both to ever consider such a thing.

That means you have to get all the rest.

I don't see it ever happening.

The Democrats would do better to focus on campaigning based on the electoral system we have rather than focusing on running up the vote in completely blue areas that gain them nothing but the chance to crow about how popular they are among the 60% or so of eligible voters that bother to turn out to vote.
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