salttee wrote:(strikethrough added by me for emphasis)treetreeseven wrote:The United States political system is structured with limiting the effect as a goal. This is based in part on objections of James Madison but also shared by a number of the framers:
You mean "shared by a number of the farmers?" The United States is a much different country now than it was in the late 18th century. Most of the states that are benefiting from this nonsense didn't even exist when that compromise was made. You could make the case that some of the original 13 states should be grandfathered, but it is ludicrous that 250 citizens of Montana receive the same amount of pull in the higher chamber than 100,000 citizens of New York: and so on.
You hillbillies are full of shit.
Unequal representation (by population) in the Senate was built in by the framers (some of whom were also farmers) to prevent tyranny by the majority.
The electoral college was recently described in this forum as idiotic by a non-American who, just today, seems to approve election results in Germany where a "winner" is supported by 32.5%. That's pretty idiotic to me, so different strokes for different folks.
Over the course of 2+ centuries our Constitution has been altered many times.
Those who don't like the makeup of the houses of Congress, or who deplore the Electoral College, have the right to attempt to change the Constitution.
Good luck with that.
In the mean time you might try to clean up your rhetoric.