The blinding insanity of the US mainstream media’s “infotainment” has Americans grasping for some pretty desperate straws these days.
In this world of polarized politics of damning division, there is only one way or the other…at least for many of us. This two party system has been the engine behind this vitriolic hatred and tumult.
Think about it; Americans valued the opinions of others so much that it was the first thing that the Founding Fathers guaranteed us. Nowadays, every single opinion, on every single subject, has to be given a classification; left of right, red or blue, democrat or republican.
This is the sort of nonsense that drives us apart, and it has been honed for decades as the bipartisan gladiators book themselves for all of the main stages, in all of the lead roles.
Now, we are at wit’s end attempting to stuff these myriad ideas into only two ideologies, shunning those who feel otherwise.
It is making Americans desperate for change, any change to the system that brought us the Washington Swamp….including the possible abolishment of the electoral college.
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) is set on Tuesday to unveil a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College and allow for the election of presidents by popular vote, The Daily Beast has learned.
The amendment is supported by other Democrats in the chamber, an aide said, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and senior members of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
Schatz’s proposal comes on the heels of a separate bill, introduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), that would also abolish the Electoral College as part of a larger package of election reforms.
But before anyone gets too excited about the newfound support for the idea, it should be noted that no effort is being made to combine these bills in order to move forward.
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