Zakaria wants to change the Constitution to ‘fix’ our national and senatorial elections to make them more democratic. He doesn’t like the Electoral College and he doesn’t like the fact that every state has the same amount of senators despite the population of the people. He cites that Constitution has been changed 27 times and that unlike the founders who created a new document in Philadelphia instead of using the Articles of Confederation, he just wants to make a small change to it.
Levin decided Zakaria needed a lesson in America and proceeded to explain why we hold our elections the way we do, noting that Presidents and Senators were never meant to be directly elected by the population. It was all a apart of what made us a Republic. He continued on with the issue of slavery (as cited by Zakaria) and it blossomed into a great monologue about why the founders worked so hard to create the America we know and love.
This is a lengthy piece of audio but I assure you it’s worth it. Levin is a master when it comes to the founding and makes a passionate argument for why the Constitution should remain the way it is (as it relates to our founding principles) and not altered by some leftist hack like Fareed Zakaria.