Our Federal Union is one of the greatest demonstrations of the principles of compromise and republicanism. Protracted meetings in the Pennsylvania State House led to the creation of a federal government that balanced various forces in this great Republic with a skill that could only be exceeded by the finest of Swiss chronometers. The North was balanced with the South, the proportionally representative House was balanced by an equally representative Senate, and the creation of the Electoral College was a balance of fear and desire. They balanced the desire for the president to be the leader of the people against the fear of a tyrannical majority. Unfortunately there are those who would try to replace the current evils they find in this system with new ones. A recent column on a proposed law to tie the Electoral College to the national popular vote instead of the popular vote of each state would only serve to create new evils.