Should the States or Total Voting Populace Elect the POTUS?

Emma Wyrick

I believe that when writing, the Founding Fathers didn’t understand the extent to which the U.S. would be. So I think that the entire populace should be the one electing, not States. See, states are made up of the people who live in them, and we’re taking their vote anyways. Why not have it actually mean something? Why should Idaho and Montana be deciding what’s happening when New York City has more residents? When California has more residents. Don’t get me wrong, they did a good job laying the groundwork, but what logic is behind keeping it how it was rather than representing how it is? It just doesn’t make any sense. 

On a separate but relevant note, I want to put words to the hate I feel towards how people let lives or equalness be considered “Politics” or “Political”. It seems like the people who do put it that way only use it as an excuse to brush it off, as if legislation being written doesn’t kill, doesn’t let people be with the ones they love, doesn’t get people’s kids or lives taken away in a manner worse than death in which the victims themselves don’t have to face the fears or guilt as they watch others like them being stripped of themselves, only death. Is that statement selfish?