Pros Of The Electoral College

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In 1776, the United States of America was formed as a repudiation of the monarchy that had once subjected its citizens. The Patriots had fought for freedom. They had fought for liberty. They had fought for equality. With such a virtuous cause (and some help from the French), the Patriots were able to fend off the British to win independence. The leaders of the revolution¬¬: the Founding Fathers set up a democratic republic. Their new nation would share the values of democracy. George Washington once stated, "As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost…show more content…
It was not specified how states would assign these electorates, so states had freedom in selecting their delegates (Kimberling, 1992). Even at the time of the electoral college's creation, it was not a leading academic thought but rather a "not so great compromise" (Rudalevige, 2016). In this testament, there have been many legal modifications to the electoral college. For instance, at its creation, the presidential runner-up became the vice-president (Neale, 2016). In spite of these developments, many argue that it was the intention of the Founding Fathers, so it must be kept as it is sacred. Firstly, it was the intention of the Founding Fathers to allow the practice of slavery. Secondly, we cannot treat a compromise as divine. It was not what the Founding Fathers wanted, but rather what they could tolerate (Rudalevige, 2016). It was just a temporary solution. According to John Roche, a political scientist in the 90s, "[The electoral college] was merely a jerry-rigged improvisation which has subsequently been endowed with a high theoretical content…. The future was left to cope with the problem of what to do with this… mechanism" (Rose,
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