How often have you heard the media, politicians, citizens, etc. call the United States a democracy?
The United States is not a democracy, which is where the popular vote decides the Presidency. It IS a Representative Republic, which is where each state’s votes are used to determine for which Presidential candidate each state’s electors will vote (aka the Electoral College). In that way it is an “indirect popular vote” which allows each state to have a say in who is elected President.
By not correcting those in our lives who incorrectly use the word “democracy” we allow others to believe the U.S. really is a democracy and by association a positive way to govern. This then makes it only a small jump for the Leftists to get Americans to accept the elimination of the Electoral College allowing the President to be elected by a popular vote-a very bad thing.
To clarify this somewhat complex topic keep in mind the old analogy describing how a Democracy works; two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for dinner.
If the Electoral College is eliminated, and the President is elected through a popular vote, the east and west coasts of the United States, who collectively have a massive number of liberal voters, become the wolves who would discuss with the fly-over states what they are going to have for dinner.
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The Left with great frequency demands the elimination of the Electoral College. If that were to happen we would no longer be a Representative Republic but instead a Democracy, which, as defined by Benjamin Franklin, is when two wolves and a sheep vote on what to have for lunch. All democracies end the same way; in anarchy. Keep that in mind as you click on this link.