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There are several features of the Constitution that indicate distrust of popular government. These include the election of the president by the Electoral College, the fact that judges are appointed for life, and the selection of senators by state legislatures. Voting requirements were left to the states, which imposed property requirements. These requirements reflect a distrust popular government, because citizens could vote directly only for members of the House of Representatives-the lower house, which has a two-year term of office. In addition, property requirements prevented many citizens from voting at all. One must also know that the framers evaded the issue of voting altogether, giving this right to the states.

Also, the framers distrusted the common people because the masses were uninformed, easily swayed, and lacked long term thinking. It was felt that participation by the common people would result in a true democracy being unstable, would shift positions frequently, and would suffer from the lack of long-term thinking.

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