One of the many problems of democratic nations is the imbalance of representation between those living within and those living outside communication nexuses. These nexuses are found near television broadcast centers, which are normally located near major metropolitan centers. The fact that television stations are typically located near population centers makes it significantly easier for a small amount of money to influence millions of people who have neither the time nor the ability to investigate the broadcasted claims.
What about the internet?
Sportsball alone has more eyes on screen than PewDiePie. Nightly national news has been enshrined as a trusted source of information since the creation of Television. Infomercials are still successful, which is proven by their continued existence.
The internet is not accessible to baby boomers and low IQ voters; furthermore, the internet is not used by emotional voters to self-educate. What does this mean for a democracy?
Simply put, democracies are influenced, or better yet ruled by the programming broadcast 24/7 over the air.
Series such as "Law & Order" exaggerate the threat of white men, while obscuring known crime statistics.
Reality TV series similar to "Cops" obscure those same statistics. archive source
Children's shows like "Punky" normalize the acceptance of severely disabled offspring in an attempt to reverse the UK's traditionally high abortion rates. archive source
From "men are bumbling idiots" to "immigration is great", the television distributes stories which influence voters through emotional manipulation.
New York becomes New York City-State
California becomes San Angeles
Texas becomes Houston's Sandals
Nevada becomes Las Vegas
Illinois becomes Chicago
Michigan becomes Detroit
Washington becomes Seattle
Oregon becomes Portland
The effect of this centralization of power is that rural voters routinely vote against legislation imposed on rural voters, but get out voted because of the obvious population imbalances.
In the vocabulary of Marxism, the rural counties are the proletariat and the cities are the bourgeois. The cities and their inhabitants exploit the production of the outer counties to fund their frivolous lifestyles.
On a side note, why is it so many liberals that idolize Marx yet treat the farmers like garbage?
The founding fathers of the United States had a plan in place for dealing with the imbalance of power between frontier America and colonized America.
The Electoral College
All these advantages will happily combine in the plan devised by the convention; which is, that the people of each State shall choose a number of persons as electors, equal to the number of senators and representatives of such State in the national government, who shall assemble within the State, and vote for some fit person as President. Their votes, thus given, are to be transmitted to the seat of the national government, and the person who may happen to have a majority of the whole number of votes will be the President.
The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States.
In James Madison's own words, the two purposes of the electoral college were to filter unworthy candidates, and cap the amount of votes any one state could place towards any candidate. The first power has been eliminated by the same broadcast centers I spoke of, and the second power is currently being eliminated by the same tribe who controls those broadcast centers. archive
But how does this apply to states?
Create an inner-state electoral college.
Each county is given 3 votes
Those votes are split based on popular vote within the county
All state-wide appointments, legislation, taxes, levies, fees, county redistricting, or projects must obtain 2/3's majority from the inner-state electoral college
Presidential electoral votes are split based on the split of inner-state electoral votes.
For legislation, taxes, and fees, the third county vote is cast against if a tie occurs within a county.
For appointments, the third county vote is not counted if a tie occurs within a county.
This alone would solve the imbalance of representation between rural and urban voters within states, but there's a catch. In order to obtain an inner-state electoral college a state would have to pass the legislation though popular vote.
It's what I want that's easy, it's getting it that's complicated.
Which takes me back to point #1:
What can a community in rural California do to stop San Angeles from making the entire state a "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants?
What can rural citizens do to stop the state from imposing a tax to pay for a new Colosseum they will never visit?
FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE
In the 1970's and 1980's New York City was a shithole.
Crime was through the roof, deurbanization was happening at a break-neck pace, and businesses were fleeing. What could a mayor do to improve the city within a reasonable amount of time?
Ship out the criminals. Ship out the homeless. Ship out the mentally ill.
And what do you know? It worked. New York City was revitalized.
So here's what I propose:
Every rural county needs to organize and send all their criminals, homeless, and mentally ill to the largest metropolitan center in the state to strain the already underfunded social welfare programs and police departments.
At the same time, rural counties need to introduce the proposal for an inner-state electoral college.
Most agricultural regions make heavy use of illegal labor to harvest crops. By shipping the illegals to metropolitan centers after harvest they could both inexpensively harvest their crops and affect the political landscape.