Continue To Engage
I sent the following to our (Rabble Rousers) group:
A modest proposal: I would like, in the not too distant future, to be displaying a very large banner, supported by many people, reading "popular vote".
As everyone (should know) (knows), virtually every aspect of the formation of this country involved compromise.
As everyone (should know) (knows), the ability to modify the structure of our self-governing society was institutionalized because, in part, the founders were aware that they were not omniscient.
A contemporary discussion of instituting a constitutional change to implement the National Popular Vote should be quite different than the original discussion. I suspect, however, that there is a certain well defined segment of our population that are very upset by the possibility of "we the people" each of us having an equal influence on the election. Some people still have trouble understanding that state, even county, lines do not a personhood make. I am stunned by the number of individuals that are unable to understand the notion of a distant state, even a different county, being populated by autonomous individuals embodying a variety of personalities. Prejudice runs deep ...
A National Popular Vote would, at the very least, complicate the process of buying a presidential election.
So, what say you, my co-conspirators;
Shortly thereafter one member suggested:
Ok, I had an idea of using the 2 banners to say LET"S TAKE OUR DEMOCRACY BACK
The really good thing about this group is that it is filled with really motivated individuals. As a result I am expecting the continuation of fruitful conversations. Perhaps some that have chosen to take a break will choose to get back into the game.