People still think voting matters πŸ™„

Tomorrow is just Tuesday to me.
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    This time of year everyone is always telling you how important it is to vote.
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    There's a thousand more gifs like this but you get the point.
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    Or do you?
    What really is the point?
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    Why vote when we have an entire academic institution devoted to making up our minds for us?
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    The Electoral College: Party school or savior of democracy?
    You decide.
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    We've already seen, in the 2000 election, that a nationwide popular vote doesn't matter.
    The Electoral College majority is the only way to get a key to the Oval Office.
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    And why does the Constitution call for this extra layer, rather than just providing for the direct election of the president?
    Most of our founding fathers were actually afraid of democracy. (There, I said it!)
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    James Madison worried about groups of citizens, with a common interest in some proposal, that would either violate the rights of other citizens or would harm the nation as a whole.
    I dunno... something like building a giant wall to keep people out or profiling/banning an entire group of people based on their religion. (For example)
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    They called this the "Tyranny of the Majority."
    Or, as I like to call it, America pre 2008(ish).
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    So, they came up with a solution to protect against this horrible possibility. And, that solution was the Electoral College.
    For the first time in my life I finally see the importance of it. (Honestly, I know tyranny, it's a yuuuge problem, believe me. #crookedtyranny)
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    Alexander Hamilton (you know, the guy from the musical) points out in "The Federalist Papers":
    β€œthat the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”
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    It goes on to say that they know better than we do and they'll pick somebody smart, for the benefit of the nation and yada yada.
    The important take away from all of this is that it's WRITTEN IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT DONALD J. TRUMP CAN'T BE PRESIDENT! He doesn't have the requisite qualifications.
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    So, you can waste your time standing in line tomorrow, just to get a sticker, if you want to.
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    Not me, I'm relying on a bunch of drunk college kids to ace the biggest final exam of their life.
    But seriously, has there ever been an easier multiple choice test?
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