A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece called “The New World Order Will Not Be a Democracy” in which I explained how we can end the American experiment with social control, or the idea that our government is somehow the center of the universe, that everything we do and say is a conscious decision.
In the words of one of the authors, “Social control is not a conscious choice; it is a mechanism for shaping the world in a way that does not make sense.”
A few days later, the author of that piece, Robert Wright, made an announcement on Twitter: “A new world order will not be a democracy.
It will be an oligarchy.”
Wright is one of a number of prominent American thinkers who have gone on record in recent months saying that we can’t have democracy if we are ruled by the same people who ruled the previous one.
Wright was also the author, along with former Harvard professor Adam Grant, of the influential The Origins of the American Republic, a book that explores the origins of America.
I wrote about Wright’s statement in a previous piece, and I’ll address it again, but first, I want to clarify what Wright actually means by democracy.
What Is a Democracy?
In a nutshell, a democracy is a government that governs by popular vote.
In a democracy, people are expected to vote in elections.
If we’re going to have a democracy then we should be governed by people who are willing to stand up for the interests of the people, rather than by those who are beholden to powerful special interests.
In this sense, a society governed by a majority of the population would be democratic.
The American Founding Fathers were willing to do this in the Declaration of Independence, which states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
As we’ve seen, the Constitution of the United States, written by Thomas Jefferson and ratified by George Washington, has two sections that define democracy: 1) the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches, and 2) the protection of individual rights.
The first section says: The legislative and other executive branches of the Government shall be composed of persons of equal political and constitutional strength, with equal access to all legislative, executive, and judicial powers, and the right to vote for members of Congress, and for members and candidates for office at the same time.
Jefferson, in the words “a man of his time,” wanted to create a system that “would enable the people to make the laws for themselves, with the help of their elected representatives, as well as of a court of appeals to review decisions made by the courts.”
So, if we want to have democracy in America, the Founding Fathers had a problem.
The Problem of the Electoral College?
Now, let’s examine the problem that the Founders had with the Electoral Colleges.
The Electoral College was created by the United Kingdom to ensure that each state had a representative in the House of Representatives.
A state has a majority in the Electoral college if its population is over 50 percent of the total population.
But since the Founding Era, the United State has become a more democratic country, with more people voting and more people having the option of participating in politics.
According to the United Nations, the US has a population of 7.2 billion people, which means there are more than 300 million people in the United Sates who are eligible to vote.
And that number is rising.
According to the Pew Research Center, in 2020, there were 1.2 million registered voters in the US, an increase of more than 100,000 people from the previous year.
Of course, the electoral college has a problem, since it allows for a system of popular vote that is skewed toward the most powerful states.
Why Do Americans Support the Electoral Vote?
There are several reasons why the United United States has become so democratic, including: 1) the fact that people can cast ballots in more than 50 states.
The electoral college is the primary method for determining who will represent the states in Congress.
In order to cast a ballot, you have to show up in person in person at the state’s election office.
States can’t just decide to open their elections to anyone who can vote by mail.
The process requires a lot of paperwork and requires some effort.
2) the importance of voting rights.
There are many things that the Founding fathers understood about voting rights that have evolved over the years.
First, in our current system, we are not able to vote if we’re in jail, a prison, or on the wrong side of the tracks.
So why should we be allowed to vote?
The reason is because voting has been an important part of our lives for centuries.
It’s a right that