The U. S. Constitution allows for revisions, it’s called Constitutional Amendments. Over the years, we have had several amendments, most of them have been an incredible furtherance of freedom and liberty for all individuals. While amending the Constitution is a long and arduous process, it ultimately protects the individual against mob rule or tyranny of the majority. Let’s not forget the United States is not a democratic nation, one man one vote, but a republic, rule of law. This is all aimed at protecting the individual rights of citizens, not the rights of the majority over the minority.For the majority of viewers that did want changes, the most commonly requested change was to eliminate the Electoral College, which was created by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by popular vote.
Many GPS readers called for more direct democracy instead of representative democracy.When the Constitution was first approved the largest population disparity between states represented in the Senate was 8 to 1. Today the largest disparity is 74 to 1 (California to Wyoming). For matters in the Senate, voters in California have 1/74th the voting power of voters in Wyoming.This disparity is practically astronomical and unforeseeable during the founders time. We need to do something to level that playing field. What issues is Wyoming really getting pushed around on? Does Wyoming really deserve statehood with a total population no bigger than a medium-sized city?
In a pure popular vote system, the Midwest would be completely ignored. Politicians would focus on the east and west coasts and perhaps Texas – the most populous states. They would visit the areas where they could speak to as many people as possible at once first and foremost. Most small states wouldn’t even be addressed. Spending time and money in Wisconsin wouldn’t be as effective as spending the same time and money in California. Rural needs would be ignored, due to a smaller number of people…Where do we get the idea that we are a democratic government. The founding of our government is a representative republic. Democracies are mob rule! Is the Electoral College obsolete? No it still allows for small voices to make a difference. The only democratic form of government is the Congress where the majority rule on legislation. It is true the powers of the President and Judiciary have taken on increased powers, this only because we the people have allowed it. You want to limit congress and Senate to term limits, then vote them out to have that power.