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by sbozich
Thu May 26, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Alternative Structures
Replies: 17
Views: 30010

Re: Alternative Structures

I am wary of leaning too hard on technology, as I am on the concept of one man, one vote. Technology is wonderful, but classical representation is designed to quiet some of the noise, and quell some of the distortion that arises from direct democracy (or, as I like to call it, the tyranny of the 2%;...
by sbozich
Thu May 26, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Alternative Structures
Replies: 17
Views: 30010

Re: Alternative Structures

There is one practical difficulty with the thirty-thousand.org proposed structure. Even 435 representatives is a lot of cooks stirring the legislative pot, 10,000 would be pretty unwieldy. I suggest leaving the Senate as is, but dividing the duties of the house between two tiers. The first tier wou...
by sbozich
Thu May 26, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?
Replies: 28
Views: 21618

Re: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?

The rub with the 17th Amendment is that it revokes from the states their ability to be represented at the federal level. Today, the federal government taxes the people directly, and then determines what, if any, a state will receive. This flow of cash must be reversed, and repeal of the 17th amendme...
by sbozich
Thu May 26, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Alternative Structures
Replies: 17
Views: 30010

Re: Alternative Structures

For example, take our presidential election. Currently we use the electoral college (districts) and the bigger states get an unfair advantage over the smaller states because the winner is not required to carry 26 or more states. He just needs the majority of electoral votes to win. If he can carry ...
by sbozich
Thu May 26, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: A book. We need a book.
Replies: 17
Views: 35113

Re: A book. We need a book.

RE: Mathematical Programmer

Have you tried your local college campus? I'm pretty sure if you approached one of the political student groups (Left or Right) they could point you towards someone who could do it.
by sbozich
Wed May 25, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?
Replies: 28
Views: 21618

Re: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?

That being said, it may be prudent for a super-majority vote to be required, or the recall is not effected until the replacement Senator is approved by the state legislature. I would assume that each state would prudently put in place a stop-gap measure to ensure that recalls are not commonplace; b...
by sbozich
Tue May 24, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?
Replies: 28
Views: 21618

Re: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?

If we're going to address the issues with the election of senators, then address all of the issues. I don't like it that they serve 6-year terms. The world can really change in 6 years and we tend to forget what happened 6 years ago. The senators need to be accountable at all times in all things to...
by sbozich
Tue May 24, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Alternative Structures
Replies: 17
Views: 30010

Re: Alternative Structures

The first one is "one district, one vote" just like it's always been done. The other tally records the number of people he represents, as he is essentially voting for them by proxy. Therefore, if a rep is representing a million prople, he gets a million votes, whereas, the guy representin...
by sbozich
Tue May 24, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: A book. We need a book.
Replies: 17
Views: 35113

Re: A book. We need a book.

I agree that such an undertaking would require editorial oversight. I submit that such oversight could be exercise both during the process, and upon completion. The final product could be finalized by the "author" that puts his name on it (presumably, you; although I would expect credit go...
by sbozich
Tue May 24, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Have We Considered Forming a PAC or Annual Meeting?
Replies: 13
Views: 18621

Re: Have We Considered Forming a PAC or Annual Meeting?

Instead of employing a "sniper rifle" approach and targeting individual leaders, why not adopt a "shotgun" tactic and approach grassroots movements, left and right alike. Personally, I think you'd have more luck with those on the right than the left, but that wouldn't stop me fro...
by sbozich
Mon May 23, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: A book. We need a book.
Replies: 17
Views: 35113

Re: A book. We need a book.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, complain. Let's write a book. Has a book every been written online? I know that there have been some experiments with fiction, but what about non-fiction? Shall we start with an outline? Chapter 1: The history of Article the First. Chapter 2: The history of the Ho...
by sbozich
Mon May 23, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Alternative Structures
Replies: 17
Views: 30010

Re: Alternative Structures

I don't disagree that reducing the size of the congressional district would have the dynamic effect of improving the electorate. While that might lessen the noise caused by an uninformed electorate, what I fear is that the distortion caused by gerrymandering will offset any gains enjoyed by reducing...
by sbozich
Tue May 10, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Alternative Structures
Replies: 17
Views: 30010

Re: Alternative Structures

I don't dislike your idea. It is apparent that the country has swelled to the point of being ungovernable, as evidenced by the persistent gridlock in Washington. It seems that the only time something does get done is when tectonic political plates shift rapidly, and the result is often as destructiv...