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Mon Dec 20, 2021, 12:02 PM

This elephant is not just "in the room"; it owns the premises.

Wyoming, a reliably red state, gets one US Senator for each 295,007 of its citizens.

California, a reliably blue state, gets one US Senator for each 19,370,000 of its citizens.

Similar, but less extreme inequities exist with many other states.

This has made "one man, one vote" and "majority rule" jarring phrases to me for decades.

Apples ain't bananas, folks, no matter how many times you misname them.

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Reply This elephant is not just "in the room"; it owns the premises. (Original post)
Atticus Dec 2021 OP
bottomofthehill Dec 2021 #1
Wounded Bear Dec 2021 #3
SheltieLover Dec 2021 #6
Chin music Dec 2021 #2
First Speaker Dec 2021 #4
lapfog_1 Dec 2021 #5
Bev54 Dec 2021 #7
Wounded Bear Dec 2021 #8

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 12:04 PM

1. The representation is one thing, but so much worse in the electoral college.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 12:05 PM

3. The electoral college is the original gerrymander...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 12:20 PM

6. +1,000!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 12:08 PM

4. It's like the pre-1832 British Parliament...the "Rotten Borough" system...

...our system has become every bit as corrupt as it was. It took a near-revolution to change things there. Maybe something similar will be necessary someday here...

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 12:08 PM

5. my company has a "WFA"

Work From Anywhere.

If 280,000 Democratic high tech workers moved from California to Wyoming... we would own the Senate. California would not miss us at all.

I am looking into this... Also, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and possibly even Utah could be flipped Blue by reallocating where people live in the new virtual work environment.

I love Arizona... I just hate the people that live there.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 01:18 PM

7. These past years has really shown the numerous flaws in your democracy

I once thought the US system was great, but the more I have seen, the more I am happy with our Parliamentary system in Canada.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 02:25 PM

8. The inherent flaw in our system is that it depends on people of good faith being in charge...

The Founders attempted to put in some checks and balances, but obviously not enough to survive the 20th/21st Centuries.

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