"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible,........"
and even if you wuz under the bleachers smokin corn silk instead of at your desk.
Gore made sure the entire nation understood how the EC works just a wee
few years back. Gosh we make the kids take a driving test afore we give um a car.
Why don't we have a voting test ? ? ? weed out the riff raff
Wow!, way to re-direct!
somebody points out the uninformed voter in the group.
and her retort is to call him a fag.
You musta been on the debate team after social studies class was over.
and you never heard of Gore, 'cause you were not on RTF?
if this is your only news source...... gosh all hemlocks!
The founding fathers had a distrust of the masses. After all, The US was a new experiment in self governance. Initially only males with property were entitled to vote. The electoral college was an attempt to insulate the choosing of a president from the masses who might follow any political fad of the day and might elect a president that would be a detriment to the republic, namely the property holders.
There were no political parties at inception of the Constitution. However, they emerged shortly after the ink was dry on the document.
The concept of the founding fathers was that prominent persons in the respective states would be chosen as electors of the president. Today the actual electors of the POTUS are slate of prominent persons chosen by the respective parties. Even though Barack Obama Mitt Romney, or other candidates appear on the ballot, you are actually voting for a slate of electors loyal to that candidate. The actual slate of electors usually does not appear on the ballot (which might open to legal challenge.) In most states, it is the practice that the winning candidate takes the entire slate of electors . However the practice is not dictated by the Constitution.
The electors are not legally bound to vote for the candidate they are pledged to, and sometimes they will change their mind between the election and convening the electoral college. It is not a way to ingratiate your party if you decide to bolt.
Murral : if I may let me give you a bit of friendly advice, MOST of the posters here are middle aged and beyond, the person whose state you made a childish reference to is in his 80's, hence when people refer to a Civics class it shows that they probably went to school in the 60's when it was called that before being called social studies, American Govt or similar..
No need to flaunt your manly heterosexual ego here, also no need to make homophobic slurs here either, the last person(s) that got ribbed about their sexuality here on POTUS resulted in retaliating with an ugly tirade which caused their banishment..
People on here have tried to answer you but somehow your hostility has prevented you seeing that and from my vantage point you are coming across as someone who maybe didnt get everything out of your social studies class while you were out stealing girlfriends or smashing helmets and doing takedowns on a wrestling mat..
Take a second to look at who you are dealing with here, more than likely we are your parents age, maybe some of us dont hear too well and our sight is compromised but we LISTEN and we SEE more than you think..I have read many of your posts, some come across as very juvenile and some are those of a concerned young man very worried about the future of the country..
Consider who you might be talking to here on POTUS, it might help you to stick around longer, if that is your desire