Electoral College versus the majority

Print Article

I feel compelled to respond to a letter I read in the editorial section of the Dec. 22 Columbia Basin Herald by Thomas Fancher titled: Preserve the Constitution, Electoral College.

I found this letter to be offensive and less than enlightening. Mr. Fancher states that this country cannot be ruled by ignorant mobs living in massive urban areas. There is reference made about ignorant ethnic groups and asking what percentage of people in those cities have a job or support a family. The writer also asks what percentage graduate from high school, trade school or college or have decent jobs. He also wants to know what percentage is happy.

I grew up in Idaho in a town much more rural than Moses Lake. To me this is an urban city. There is a very good case that the ignorant mobs in urban areas could make about who is the ignorant mob and who contributes more to the state of Washington. Eastern Washington benefits from the west side tax base. I realize many people don’t want to believe this.

There is another way of looking at what I believe is an antiquated system called the Electoral College. This country is moving in an ugly direction and we all need to control the way we talk about each other.

Garry Brunton

Moses Lake

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Majority rules – or does it?

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald Whether you favor the building of a second high school in Moses Lake, or whether you don’t, you should take a hard look at what has happened to our election process with this new school board. Over ...

Comments

Read More

Guaranteed income won’t work

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald There are only two alternatives to free enterprise. These are forced enterprise or no enterprise. I see Duane Pitts’ letter guaranteeing minimum wages. Duane has not been by here yet with his “fistfu...

Comments

Read More

Do the right thing

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald How much do we care? How much pride in our community do we have? Where is our spirit? A large number of people have answered those questions by attending the Moses Lake School Board meetings and dema...

Comments

Read More

Revival comes through knowledge

January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald I have been talking about revival for nearly five years but I wonder if I am on the same page as other members of the church. My understanding is that revival is for the church at large, Evangelistic...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X