Sunday, May 10, 2015
I have got to admit: I love the Republican Party and its Presidential contenders. The Republicans keep the race for President interesting, otherwise there would be no sense in following the preceding.
After all, ‘we the people’ don’t actually elect the President. The Founding Fathers, all those years ago, realized that the population at large wasn't intelligent enough to be trusted with responsibility of picking a head of government;
so they established the Electoral College that could override the popular vote to insure that only quality people would hold the office – and that worked out well.
I am over half way through my seventh decade, and I have never known anybody who knew anybody that knew someone that actually knew a person in the Electoral College.
In this age of computers and cell phones, on-line elections of one person/one vote could be held and counted in a matter of hours. The technology is here to do that. It would be as simple as clicking a box to indicate your choice and hitting SEND. If I can file my income tax securely on-line I should be able to vote on-line.
In the meantime, I will cast a vote next year – if I am here – at my age that is always a proviso; but, I have no expectation that my vote will actually be a determinant in the election of the President; since Presidential elections are actually determined by mysterious machinations of money, people of influence, political party maneuvering and scheming – all hidden under the umbrella of the ‘popular vote.’