apply social contract theory
to the issue of whether we should continue to use the electoral college
to elect presidents or alter the system to use the popular vote.
One of the key issues
in social contract theory is the nature of the consent of the
participants to the contract. With regard to our current system of
government a unique feature of electing public officials is that we do
not elect the president by popular vote but by the electoral college
Your task in this
assignment is to analyze this issue and provide a reasoned argument for
either keeping or repealing this system using social contract theory as
the basis of your argument.
The resources provided
below will provide you some historical context. You will need to
address the reasons for the existence of the electoral college in your
response so you need to use these resources.