Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower
I fail to see why a proportional represnrtation system isn't widely implemented.
Because we have that in the the people's House. The president is supposed to represent the nation as a whole so this way the less populated states count. The Senate once represented the states. This is the design of our federalism. The Framers were not big advocates of democracy.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison