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Lil.thug
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TeddyBearNinja
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Should popular voting become extinct?

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Started: 4/17/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lil.thug

Con

Since the inception of the United States, the cornerstone of its democracy has been the heavy emphasis on representation. Representation remains one of the most essential parts in modern American politics and would be an absolute disgrace to lose. Some of my more ignorant colleagues argue that the electoral college excludes the popular voting process all together, but in their pitiful lack of knowledge they overlook how the very basic process functions, the electoral college is completely reliant on the popular voting system, just don't tell bush jr. about that. In conclusion popular voting is the most important duty a citizen can participate in and should never even implied that its existence should cease
TeddyBearNinja

Pro

I believe that the removal of the popular voting system should be considered and will eventually occur. Though I do not completely identify with all of your statements regarding the popular voting process, I do agree that most Americans are ignorant when it comes to political/economic issues our country faces and cast his or her vote based solely off of personal biases such as gender, lifestyle preferences or whether or not the presidential candidate likes LeBron James or not. As for the importance of representation that you mentioned, I can also agree there. Representation is important, yet the real question we should be asking ourselves is, do we really want some of the most uneducated, unintelligent and down right hypocritical people the world has ever been a home to, to represent our country? In the future, America needs to return to the original ways of voting for electors of the electoral college to make the ultimate decision as to who will run the country. Individuals desiring to be electors should no longer be required to be a wealthy, white, male landowner, yet they should represent a variety of backgrounds, upbringings and political views and also have a good education and be specifically educated when it comes to the issues our country faces so a proper decision can be made.
Debate Round No. 1
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