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Democracy and Majority Rule

None1257 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:58 AM
Don't we have a form of government that is nothing close to what our Founding fathers wanted? They had the "people" elect the members of the House of Representatives, because it was intended to be a part of government that was "representing" the people, who elected them. They had a Senate that was suppose to be the elite body of people, who the powers to be in each State determined would represent the interest of each State. And they allowed those In power in each State to use their electoral college vote to decide who best represents the interests of their State. Am I wrong?
President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule?

How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius? Would you...