- Paperback: 266 pages
- Publisher: Colonial Press L.P.; 2 edition (September 3, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0977072223
- ISBN-13: 978-0977072224
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher
Following the contested election of 2000, opponents of the Electoral College were swift to dismiss the institution as outdated and elitist, an anachronism that should be replaced by a direct popular vote. Many of the nations most prominent liberal politicians from Senator Hillary Clinton to House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt called for the institution to be abolished in order to "respect the will of the people."
The critics are wrong, and this book shows why. Written in straightforward language, Enlightened Democracy traces the history of the Electoral College from the Constitutional Convention to the present, and along the way it explains why the Framers took such pride in their now-controversial creation. After reading this book the case is clear: The Electoral College doesnt ignore the will of the people, but it does protect our republic and promote our liberty. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College