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Letter: Coming near you

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

As a member of the electorate, might I please advise against the implementation of the absurd thinking that proposes replacing the Electoral College with a national vote? This proposal is nothing more than an act of malfeasance that seeks to undermine the values inherent in our Constitutional Republic.

The Founders, in creating the Electoral College, sought to avoid the fallacies inherent in all true democracies. It is worthy of note that Alexander Hamilton insisted that the election of a president under the tenets of the Electoral College was “certainly not perfect, but was an excellent method to elect a president, as it would afford as little opportunity as possible to tumult and disorder.”

However, it was James Madison who expressed the fallacies of a true democracy in clear and concise terms when he wrote, “Democracies have been found incompatible with the personal security or the rights of property, and have in general been as short in...

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