Re: Our terrible drug epidemic will slow down and ultimately stop
Originally Posted by tude dog
States with fewer population feared being bullied by more populous states.
In short to get the original thirteen states to agree all wanted equal representation in the new federal government. The EC was one of the ways.
Rather than give each state an equal number of votes, they wanted to give the people a voice, hence the House of Representatives.
You have to read the Constitution to see how the powers are divided, such as only the House can spend money and the Senate to approve treaties and certain government appointments.
I been to Townhall type meeting where both my local state level Senator and Representative agree that most of their work isn't about Republican and Democrat, but Rural and Urban interests. Not a level playing field for rural folk.
A state Constitution, pattered like the Federal is Unconstitutional.
The problems over here have come where the rule has not been one man one vote but if the idea is to equalise the power of the urban vs the rural and the populations are vastly skewed then I guess you have to devalue the urban vote. I can think of better ways to do that though.
That'll be the principle of giving every community a significant voice instead of allowing the cities to drown out everyone else. You allow one person one vote, and then you boost the baseline by giving rural communities their own electors. It works that way when a State splits its electors instead of making all of them vote the way the majority of the State went. Allowing each State to invent its own rule might be a bit unfair.