The Popular Vote Thing
The spreading of the popular vote notion from presidential politics to senatorial, here on Anchor Rising, has brought out the shadow of a key principle that is in danger of being forgotten in our coastal parochialism.
The U.S. Senate is constructed as it is partly to capitalize on the diversity of a (small-r) republican nation. The states aren’t merely political units; they are somewhat independent cultures unto themselves.
In other words, for the Senate and the President both, folks from different regions will have different perspectives, not just different political and economic motives, and that true diversity is crucial to the strength and progress of the United States.