Posted by alfie kane on November 15, 2000 at 01:40:17:
In Reply to: Re: Why do they have electoral colleges ? posted by Melmac on November 09, 2000 at 16:28:51:
"never intended to be a true democracy, but instead a republic"
do u consider that the republic of ireland is NOT a democracy!!
is it not the case, that in a federal system, as USA or (possibly) EU, certain safeguards are required for the smaller constituent states, like the "mid-western" states in USA or Republic of Ireland in EU.
I think the "Founding Fathers" were very far-seeing.
We must remember that this system has evolved over 200 years, and any changes MUST be by way of constitutional amendment, which is very DEMOCRATIC.
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