It's interesting t contrast the thinking back then to the...
Tue Nov 6, 2018 9:21am (XFF:

...thinking of many today.

Back then, it was the intent to have a small Federal government, that only dealt with things that had to
be dealt with at the Federal level - international trade, national defense, declaring war, international law.

Everything else was to be up to the individual States.

The States were preeminent.

For anyone to now think that the Federal government should DICTATE to the States how they should apportion
their Electors would make the Founders roll over in their graves.

  • quite a few years since I was in school, it was the STATE legislature that assigns the electors. And in the beginning, the electors themselves had quite a bit more power than they do now as I recall. ... more
    • It's interesting t contrast the thinking back then to the... — SES, Tue Nov 6 9:21am
      • YEAH, it makes sense that the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has PLENTY of say in how it all works. NO STATE gets to decide how many electors they get. They can only decide who to choose to be electors. The... more
        • Quote Chapter and Verse of the US Constitution that you thinks dictates that the Electors appointed by the States are free to vote for whomever they choose. That's just factually incorrect. If you... more
      • that if something should be done, it should be done federally. IMO for many the very IDEA of states having any role other than essentially symbolic is simply confusing. And I'm not just talking about ... more