Bracing for a lot of tweets like this today:
Hot take: whatever happens tonight, the fact that Alabama (population 4.8 million) and California (population 39.3 million) both have the same number of Senators is still ridiculous.
— Lee Drutman (@leedrutman) December 13, 2017
Soooooo. Yeah. There’s this thing, you know, called a Constitution? It describes this thing, you know, called a Senate? But wait for it, there’s this other thing, you know, called, like, a House of Representatives! They represent people in a way you might like. Perhaps you should read up on it.
Suggesting that the Senate also be apportioned by population is literally advocating mob rule. Maybe you like the mob this morning, but you might not like it twenty or thirty years from now when your kids and grandkids start voting. Smart people already figured this out.
I apologize for the sarcasm, I know I’m not facilitating a constructive dialog here, but this guy has a blue verified checkmark next to his name and claims to be a political scientist and a contributor for news outlet Vox, and that tweet got 6,894 likes. He even claims to be a professor! This is exactly what I was talking about in my other post about how fame creates too much power. He has no idea what he’s talking about–or worse, does know and wants to subvert the country–and he’s an “influencer.” He deserves to be taken down a peg.