The Founding Father’s did not intend for you to vote.
If we are being completely honest, most of the founding fathers held what we might call troublesome beliefs about nearly everyone.
If you were not a White Anglo-Saxon Male with property, the founding father’s did not think you should vote, or really have rights.
We have to remember these were not ignorant men. Jefferson literally wrote about how slavery was a “hideous blot” all the while owning slaves.
The electoral college’s initial position was to prevent someone the ruling class didn’t like from getting into office.
So the current idea that somehow we are enlightened, and we’ve come from perfect stock is ridiculous.
The United States is a nation where Feminists, Abolitionists, Progressives, and Minorities pulled their right to vote kicking and screaming from an entrenched political establishment.
It’s been this way since day one. The problem is one of the most human problems. The problem of self interest.
We should have term limits on everything. Supreme Court Lifetime appointments made sense when people lived until they were 70, but now an appointee at 60 can judge on the bench for 30 years.
The same Congresspeople and Senators can keep their positions not out of merit but complacency for 30 years.
The trouble comes that how do you convince people to work against their own self interest? Especially in a world without Legacy?
I wish I knew.