For the people: direct democracy in the state constitutional tradition g alan tarr other framers of the federal constitution are authoritative because they the threats to republican government is paralleled by a skepticism about the republican remedies proposed in the federalist papers more specifically, the. In america, everyone has questions some people have questions relating to which restaurant is good or what to wear to school, but other people have questions, better yet concerns, about the faithfulness of our constitution one main concern relates to whether or not the constitution creates a “real” democracy, or just simply appears to be one. I think that the framers envisioned democracy, but also provided a bit of a twist to it the primary causation for the constitutional convention where the constitution was drafted in light of the challenges posed to the new and young nation.
The first reason that, i believe, groups can be dominant is through the electoral college the electoral college is in charge of one thing, and that is to induce provision for electing the president the framers were said to first discuss the idea of the electoral college because of their distrust in the people. The framers of the constitution understood “democracy” and “republic” to mean different things explain this difference the framers of the constitution understood “democracy” and “republic” to mean different things explain this difference and identify which concept the framers favored.
Framers adopted the electoral college was that they feared that if the people were allowed to elect the president, they might be swayed by demagogues this article contends that such a distrust of democracy was not the primary motivating factor in the creation of the electoral college mechanism.
Of course the framers were distrustful of democracy, and that distrust is reflected in the structure of the constitution the separation of powers was designed to assure that power could. In a democracy, voters would directly elect the country's leader on a one-person, one-vote system the us constitution, however, established the electoral college for selecting the president the founding fathers did this primarily out of distrust for majoritarian democracies. Second, respect for the framers’ constitution requires us to recognize that although the framers thought majority rule to be the best system of government, they knew it to be imperfect. It is time to return to the framers’ constitution read more about constitution originalism progressivism geoffrey stone is the edward h levi distinguished service professor of law at the university of chicago.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99 percent vote true democracy is the tyranny of the majority. Political science, ch 1 gateways to democracy study play individuals who distrust government, believing that private efforts are more likely to improve people's lives whether at the time of the declaration of independence or the writing of the constitution framers those were involved in writing the constitution gates limit. It is the contention of this article that a distrust of democracy was not the primary motivating factor in the creation of the electoral college as a device for selecting the president when the framers met in the summer of 1787.
The electoral college and the framers’ distrust of democracy james p pfiffner and jason hartke the electoral college and the framers’ distrust of democracy 2 hamilton, the least controversial provision of the constitution “the mode of appointment of the chief magistrate of the united states is almost the only part of the.
The us constitution, however, established the electoral college for selecting the president the founding fathers did this primarily out of distrust for majoritarian democracies at the time the constitution was written, the 13 american states were vastly different from each other both in size and in culture. Chapter 2 gov study the framers of the constitution mistrusted direct democracy for all the following reasons except they thought the nation was too big for direct democracy to be effective the framers' distrust of the public when writing the constitution is best illustrated by the. Of course the framers were distrustful of democracy, and that distrust is reflected in the structure of the constitution the separation of powers was designed to assure that power could not be.