Why We Need the Electoral College

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Two-thirds of Americans live in cities.  The other third live here (actual photo taken in USA!).

 

The Electoral College has fallen out of favor ….. again.  Not since 2000 have so many people felt that the democratic will of the people has been overridden by an anachronistic institution that must be replaced.  But calls to abolish the Electoral College overlook three important features of an institution that serves to protect federalism, republicanism, and diversity. Continue reading

Endorsing Trump: Ben Carson’s Fallacious Reasoning

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I’ve got a new post at Reformation 21 in which I dissect Ben Carson’s endorsement of Donald Trump.

I’m sure Ben Carson is a nice man, but he has fallen for Trump’s empty sales pitch, and he offers us fallacious reasons to do the same. When people try to stop Trump, it does not thwart the political process; it’s part of our political process. Trump’s lack of money from special interest groups will not ensure good decision making; in fact, it could hurt it. And President Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be the worst thing this country has experienced. It would be much worse if Americans consigned their values to the dustbin because they hope for some short-term political gain.

You can read the rest here.