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#22 - anonymous (11/06/2014) [-]
Sometimes statut quo is better than a marginal win.
#29 - Penn (11/06/2014) [-]
Because if 51% of the population wants to kill all black people then the 49% will start a civil war. Split that close down the middle will cause everything to be destroyed. Just because it's a majority it doesn't mean that 'most' people want something. It's too close of a margin.
#61 - Penn (11/07/2014) [-]
I don't know what you think democracy is, but since the inception of this country there has never been a 51% needed to pass anything.
For a constitutional amendment to be passed both the House and the Senate need a 2/3 majority vote and the states require a 3/4 ratification.
I seriously have no idea what country you're talking about, but 51% has NEVER been enough in the states since it was first recognized as a country.
The Bill of Rights was created by following these exact rules. It wasn't 51%, it was 2/3 vote.
So, no, democracy didn't get overturned because 50% has never been an acceptable amount in this country. Ever.
#64 - Penn (11/07/2014) [-]
In fact, here's some fun math for you about this country.
Since a candidate only needs 270 electoral votes to become president. This can be achieved by getting the popular vote of 11 states: CA, TX, NY, FL, PA, IL, OH, MI, GA, NC, and NJ.
If this happened (which it never will), that means that only 87,773,568 people would need to vote for a candidate in those states respectively. If that happens, then the president wins.
87,773,568 is only 27.8% of the US population.
Yes, a candidate can become president with only 27.8% of the US population for him.
I don't blame anyone for thinking that's stupid and unfair, but that's how this country was created. That is not a political party scam, that is not some loop hole for powerful politicians to take advantage of, that is literally how our founding fathers formed this country.
That is America at its core. For all of those reasons why the people wanted to create a 'just society,' this was, and still is, it.
So many people get so angry at government and think it's all bullshit when they don't even understand what our government is. We are not a democracy.
We are a democratic-republic (or a 'federal republic'). When did the American people forget this? When did we think that the government changed to a 'majority?' It is not unjust or unfair because this is exactly what we chose to have. This country has never changed in this sense. This system has always been since 1776. We are not a fucking democracy, never have been, and never will be.
The people have forgotten what kind of government they chose to have and now blame the system they created for their ignorance.
So, don't fucking say democracy has been overturned. We aren't a democracy.
#65 - stifflimb (11/07/2014) [-]
Yes where the states have a different value in voting form, I'm asking about the those valuesif he only would get 55% of those values would he not be elected?
Also yes I both believe it's a bit wrong while I at the same time sees the advantages in it.
Cause really the states of North America does at times seems just as split as the different countries in Europe.
I know it's not that bad but from what people hear it's not odd they would believe that.
And still almost weekly I hear how Americas claim they are a democracy, how democracy is the only American way, the only time we even hear about democratic-republic is in political debates, why would we start to believe you are not a democracy if 90% of your population does not seem to do so?
#63 - Penn (11/07/2014) [-]
Yes, I'm saying that if a presidential candidate receives 55% of the votes then he could still not become president. How do I know this? Because it's already happened four times.
-John Quincy Adams won over Andrew Jackson even though Jackson received 38,000 more votes than him
-Rutherford B. Hayes won even though Tilden received 250,000 more votes than him
-Benjamin Harrison won even though Cleveland received 90,000 more votes than him
-And, of course, the infamous George W. Bush election which Bush won even though Gore had 540,000 more votes than him.
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