It's not really about being a "healthy, functional society." This is just a refusal to get rid of the electoral college when the popular vote should be the final count. Redlining to decide who gets what votes and then deciding how many state gets a certain number of votes is designed to make smaller places have their voices heard. But as stated previously, the United States didn't create dictators. We had a helluva lot of examples from other countries first, one of which was in Europe and the last story I wrote. I'll give you a hint. It rhymes with Boe-la-tossed.