Pick up a newspaper and read about the Electoral College. It is a sure recipe for losing respect for the institution. Media commentators are swift to dismiss the institution as outdated and elitist, an anachronism that should be replaced by a direct popular vote. In recent years, this discontent has found a voice as a well-funded, California-based effort seeks to bypass the constitutional amendment process and effectively eliminate the Electoral College through a series of state laws. Such efforts to eliminate the Electoral College are misguided, and this audiobook tells why.
In straightforward language, Enlightened Democracy traces the history of the Electoral College from the Constitutional Convention to the present. This second edition of the book is revised and expanded to include a new section about the National Popular Vote legislative effort. The Electoral College protects our republic and promotes our liberty. Americans should defend their unique presidential election system at all costs.
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An engrossing, conservative view.
No. I think they complement one another nicely. The audio provides an efficient, informative overview; the hard copy, a meaningfully referenced source material.
The compelling arguments for protecting minority values and perspectives, not to be bullied by potentially irrational majority rule.
Clear, unhurried, objective, nuanced narration. Very nicely narrated indeed.
Gosh. Too many to identify only one.
I tend toward progressiveness. This audio made me rethink my inclination. I am appreciative of the gentle, informed, respectful counterpoise.
- William R. Toddmancillas
Great example of why an author shouldn't narrate