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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Electoral College- Needed Or Not?

I used to think, in this modern age of rapid communication, it wasn't needed anymore; an anachronism from the days when there might be weeks or months before a state's election results could be known. I don't think that way anymore, I understand more about its true purpose now.

It's about smaller states having a say in an election of the president. Like many, I thought it was all about the limits of communication in the days when the Constitution was written. Wikipedia tries to explain it using the Federalist Papers and Andrew Hamilton's take on the system (it's not a place, it's a system; a way to do an election and only for president, not for senators or representatives those are local elections). More than just a way to make sure the states' results get to D.C., it's how smaller states with fewer people get a somewhat equal footing with their bigger and more populous brethren.

Without it, California, New York, and a few other states might pretty much dictate who would be president. And that would be unfair, in my opinion.

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