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Incriptus

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FreeKyle

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Subj: It may be a worthy discussion [My instinct is to keep it]
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 at 11:14:02 am EST (Viewed 267 times)
Reply Subj: Trump-supporting comedian nutcase says we should get rid of the Senate
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 at 08:37:14 pm EST (Viewed 365 times)

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…and says that it is the most anti-democratic institution (next to the Judiciary, of course)…

And now that your disgust is activated, it was actually Stephen Colbert who just said it.

https://mobile.twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1483460191161098242?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1483460191161098242%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fmedia%2Fcolbert-misogyny-mocking-mrs-hamburglar-kyrsten-sinema-filibuster-support

The great compromise of a House and a Senate was pretty much used to get the colonies to be "united" states in the first place. Now that the Civil War has answered the question of succession, it's not irrational to question the need for the Senate.

One of [but far from the only] reason why one would settle on dual sovereignty of the states vs federal government at the time was the limits on communication technology.

With the ever expanding powers of the Federal Government the power/rights of the State [and the people] have inevitably contracted, perhaps to the point where the State is meaningless anyways.

Debates about States rights are now practically a fringe position, and anyone who is not fascinated by politics likely is unaware in this first place. Heck with the number of people who only vote in presidential elections [and don't even vote down card] perhaps abolishing the very concept of State's right isn't off the table.

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Now that I've played devil's advocate for a moment I am a big Proponent of States rights and I prefer the 50(+) laboratory approach. I'd like the conversation to be about abolishing Federal departments that are not explicitly on the list of enumerated powers set out by the constitution.

Come to think of it maybe we should reinstate the senate of the founders and repeal the 17th amendment ...




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