Direct Election Of the President

February 1977
National Review;2/4/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p135
The article focuses on the merits of columnist Kevin Phillips' idea that direct popular election deserves to be re-examined from a non-liberal perspective. According to Philips, since the early 1960s, there has been a regrettable tendency for new U.S. Presidents of both the Republican and Democratic Party to continue the very policies that people had thought they were voting against. He points out that former U.S. President Richard Nixon largely maintained the Great Society programs, urban welfare programs, school busing and other racial-balance programs. Polls have shown that the biggest reason for non-voting lies in the public belief that politicians say one thing and do another.


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