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Old 06-02-2019, 02:20 AM
Little Nemo is offline
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Originally Posted by CoastalMaineiac View Post
That's the logically inconsistent part to me. It bothers you that your state is getting screwed by the E.C., but not that it is getting screwed, in almost exactly the same proportions, in the legislative branch. Do you feel that how much influence you (as an individual voter) have in choosing the president is more important than how much influence you (again, as an individual voter) have in shaping the laws, rules, and regulations that we all must follow? If so, why?
I know you said in the OP that you feel the President is a weak executive. I disagree. I feel that the President, as one individual, has power that is comparable to the collective power of Congress. A Senator is one percent of a body that is fifty percent of Congress. So I feel a President is about two hundred times as powerful as a Senator and my relative concern over how they're elected reflects this.