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by Paul
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: One rep per 50,000 AND Proportional Representation
Replies: 3
Views: 5638

Re: One rep per 50,000 AND Proportional Representation

There are many issues with fair vote that are actually in opposition to the concept of representation. The first is direct accountability. Since there are several individuals elected in a district, none of them are truly accountable. They can just point fingers all day long. When one representative ...
by Paul
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?
Replies: 28
Views: 21606

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 Paul
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Your House of Representatives
Replies: 11
Views: 15642

Re: Your House of Representatives

I also think it is unlikely that so much power would ever be granted to so few people, specifically in the cases of the Speaker and the Committee Chairs. This sort of power already belongs to the Speaker and the Committee Chairs. Not only is it wrong to say it's unlikely, it has already happened. I...
by Paul
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?
Replies: 28
Views: 21606

Re: Was the 17th Amendment properly ratified?

No reconsideration of any power grab can occur without a citizen legislature.
by Paul
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: A book. We need a book.
Replies: 17
Views: 35103

A book. We need a book.

Jeff, we really, really need a book. We need a physical, well-documented thing for people to flip through and hold up. It is completely necessary that someone write a book on this topic. Tom Woods briefly mentions the issue the first chapter of Nullification , but I'm sure it probably went right ove...
by Paul
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Ten Thousand Commandments - 2010 edition
Replies: 2
Views: 3049

Re: Ten Thousand Commandments - 2010 edition

Do you happen to know where I could get the total number of pages in the CFR each year? I've always wanted to graph out the increases in the number of pages each year.
by Paul
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50625

Re: Repealing the 17th amendment

So many things that a neighboring state may do can affect other states (e.g., income tax rates, restrictions on alcohol sales, etc.). That obviously can't be a rationale for regulating what few areas the states still have sovereignty over -- except where explicitly permitted in the Constitution. We...
by Paul
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50625

Re: Repealing the 17th amendment

Well, I disagree on this one. The problem with the state argument on Federal positions is that they do affect the citizens of other states. Special interest ownership of the senators from just a few states can wield massive power in the Senate, and this affects all states. I do not want to have a si...
by Paul
Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Apportionment.us: three judge panel to be convened!
Replies: 21
Views: 13912

Re: Apportionment.us: three judge panel to be convened!

I completely agree that the states should have two senators in each county, but the senators should be appointed by the county supervisor, which throws the unicameral argument out. It is counter-intuitive and unpopular, but the fact is that we need a proper voice for businesses in government. Here i...
by Paul
Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Your House of Representatives
Replies: 11
Views: 15642

Re: Your House of Representatives

This type of governance only works when special interests control the governing body. By eliminating or making negligible special interest influence, the rules would become much more equitable. Each branch of Congress sets its own procedures and it is highly unlikely that a majority would vote to pu...
by Paul
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Seeking Nomination SCLP US House for the 4th District of SC
Replies: 1
Views: 4024

Re: Seeking Nomination SCLP US House for the 4th District of SC

Hi, Steven. I think that's an interesting position to take as a platform for Congress. How do you find the voters with the concept? Are you running with the intent to make it into office or for some other purpose? I don't mean to sound rude or anything, but I know that being a candidate for office c...
by Paul
Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Room for all sides of the political spectrum?
Replies: 2
Views: 4284

Re: Room for all sides of the political spectrum?

Which specific tpoics are you referring to? I don't think I've made any statements in support of or against any ideology except for anarchy.
by Paul
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: TARP contacts
Replies: 1
Views: 3996

TARP contacts

During the hearings on the TARP Bill Congress was being contacted by a very high number of people who did not want to pass the bill. Does anyone here know if there is a public record of contacts to Congress and what they said to their Representatives? It would be very interesting to provide the rati...
by Paul
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: Views
Replies: 0
Views: 5168

Views

Any way to make the views only go up once for each user? Right now it just counts any hit to the page. I just made the 17th thread go from 383 to 384 by looking at it, even though nothing new has been posted since the last time I looked at it.
by Paul
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50625

Re: Repealing the 17th amendment

I've been thinking that I rather like the idea of having the senators appointed by the states similar to ambassadors, with no defined term. Six years is a very long time and all sorts terrible things could be done during that period. If the states appoint the senator, then could send a replacement a...
by Paul
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Getting Past the Mental Blocks
Replies: 9
Views: 11394

Re: Getting Past the Mental Blocks

While I agree they should work either from or very near to their districts, I disagree with having them work from home. Politics invites everyone in a district to show up at a candidate's office, and there will be some people showing up that many would prefer not to let into their homes. I agree wit...
by Paul
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Additional Discussions Related to Representational Enlargement
Topic: Campaign Financing and Constituent Communal Bonds
Replies: 3
Views: 5078

Re: Campaign Financing and Constituent Communal Bonds

I like to explain it like this, which, believe it or not, is how the local GOP chairman explained it to me: There are three ways to get elected to congress: 1. Be the appointed candidate of either the Republican or Democratic party. 2. Have $5-10 milloin of your own cash to blow. 3. Already be famou...
by Paul
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Apportionment.us: three judge panel to be convened!
Replies: 21
Views: 13912

Re: Apportionment.us: three judge panel to be convened!

Is the one person, one vote principle actually in the constitution? Seems like one thing that could happen is the supreme overturns its own ruling.
by Paul
Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Some Court Cases About The 435 Number
Replies: 16
Views: 12881

Re: Some Court Cases About The 435 Number

Excellent research. Thank you! If we could get pdf's or links or something added that would really be awesome. Even transcripts, to evaluate the various arguments made.
by Paul
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50625

Re: Repealing the 17th amendment

I don't agree that having the governor appoint the senator would solve the deadlock problem, and it could even aggravate it. If Schwarzenegger were to appoint someone to the U.S. Senate, I'm quite confident whoever the appointee is would get not get approved by the state senate. Any negotiating atte...
by Paul
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Feedback on TTO's Website or Forum
Topic: news service
Replies: 4
Views: 6952

Re: news service

I'm probably thinking more along the lines of when we have a blog. Take specific examples, even if they are a hot topic, and demonstrate how congress is not doing what its constituents want and instead serving the special interests. This way we can illustrate how TTO applies directly to today's issu...
by Paul
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50625

Re: Repealing the 17th amendment

When I hear 'repeal' I think 'return to the way it was before'. But the argument instantly comes up 'the way it worked before was not very good'. That's why I suggest using something like 'amend the 17th' as a solution, even though it's more like repeal and amend. I don't support returning to the wa...
by Paul
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Article V Amendment Convention
Replies: 19
Views: 13432

Article V Amendment Convention

Jeff, can you write a quick blurb on how an amendment convention would work? I think it's widely understood that a Constitutional Convention is open game for congress to just rewrite everything.