Wolvenbear wrote:I don't think popularity is considered to be all that important by anyone (except when it is useful as a substitute for merit). Our system is based on the idea that principles and rights matter more than majority opinion. Such opinion is not just often wrong and uninformed, it often disregards the rights of the minority. Bad and unconstitutional bills are often supported by large segments of the population.
There is nothing inappropriate about a private entity seeking to preserve their rights just because others disagree. It's amazing how the Koch brothers using their system to further their interests is forbidden, but others trying the same thing is "Democracy". All depends on one's desired outcome I suppose.
Do I have your intent correct?
ISTM, that you are in favor of "shutting up" (or is it 'shutting out') the majority without even addressing one single thing they are calling for.
ISTM, that you don't like the out comes of elections and you are willing to change the rules to so you always win going forward. That is, you are doing exactly what you claim the Dems are trying to do. But then, this is a tried and true thing the Repuds have done for decades. I could list many examples, but Trump saying that the Dems were cheating in the last election when a] All the evidence of massive cheating and most small election cheating shwed it was done by Repuds, and b] Trump spent millons looking for evidence of cheating by the Dems and found less than 100 votes in the whole US. That is, 100 votes out of 153,000,000 votes. IIRC.