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  1. Carl Kruse

    I’ve received two private messages agreeing with me and one disagreeing. If you are not overly shy, post here and perhaps we could get a discussion going.

    Carl Kruse

  2. Lenny

    A Republic is a government run by representatives democratically elected by the people. Any system that subverts the will of the people is not a good system, independent of its reasons as it questions the legitimacy of those in power. Why vote if your vote won’t matter?

    And that was the case the last time Trump got elected and would have been the case again this time if some 100,000 votes in a handful of states had gone for Trump versus 7+ million votes of fellow citizens that went against him in the totality of the citizens who voted. That is insane and ultimately can’t possibly survive. How can we be squabbling about 20,000 votes in Georgia or 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania when 7+ million votes went the other way? Nutty. And if you are one of those 7 million voters your franchise effectively means nothing. This is tyranny by the minority, or more rightfully said, tyranny of the battleground states. We squabble about some county in Wisconsin or Georgia while all the while no one considers the economic powerhouses of Texas, California or New York for example. Kentucky by all measures is a backwater in education, innovation and economy yet one of its representatives is one of the most powerful men in the country because he’s been elected a lot in Kentucky for a long time. Mississippi — the most primitive of all states — wields the same senatorial power as California, which if it were a separate country would have the 5th largest economy in the world. Heh?

    The way the US runs itself is not suitable for the challenges of the 21st century and my guess is it won’t change until something really messed up happens but let’s see.

    • I suspect you’re right Lenny. That perhaps the governmental structures of the 18th, 19th and even 20th century might not serve the USA well going into the 21st century.

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