The recent election results have brought out many cries for the elimination of the Electoral College. Many of these people calling for a purely popular vote claim it thwarts our Democracy from best representing the will of the people. Now these are generally college educated people sometimes even professors and Phds. It makes me wonder what we are teaching in our schools. We are not now nor have we ever been a democracy, the U.S.A. is a republic.
There can be grave consequences to pure democracy without a complete restructuring of our government and society. Many of the more populous states are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy California, Illinois, and New York have state pension plans in worse shape than social security. Will of the people is just a sure way of making sure those of us in fiscally more stable states will have to bail out the free spending states.
Pure democracy is a recipe for Bread and Circuses and collapse.