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The Electoral College

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Our founding fathers were wise beyond their years.  They worked very hard to determine the best form of government for the newly formed United States, having reviewed all forms of government known to them throughout history.  Clearly, a monarchy was not in the cards, as they had just broken away from the tyrannical rule of King George of Great Britain, which was a lesson in the arrogance and corruption that absolute power begets, no matter the initial benevolence of any one individual.  Human nature is to become corrupt, when exposed to power and greed.  As Alexander Hamilton said "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."  The founders, therefore, worked hard to form a system of government that limited the power of government where it was concentrated.  They also realized that democracy was as dangerous as a monarchy because people have a tendency to act in a …