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by TheTrucker
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Public Opinion and Polls
Topic: Rasmussen and Fox are right wing crank cases
Replies: 1
Views: 2999

Rasmussen and Fox are right wing crank cases

The statistics show that Rasmussen and Fox are Republican propaganda outlets while Polster and NPR are a lot more trustworthy. IMHO quoting Faux Noise and Rasmussen is a rightarded thing to do. And if you want another major installment of rightarded ignorance and stupidity then take a look at this h...
by TheTrucker
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:15 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?

This author offers a very interesting supposition about the 17th Amendment: She asserts that it may have not been properly ratified! If that is so, then the states could declare it null and void. Read what Devvy Kidd wrote in Why Seventeenth Amendment Can't Be Repealed . ( October 1, 2010) The leng...
by TheTrucker
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Transitioning to a larger House
Replies: 18
Views: 14140

Re: Transitioning to a larger House

There is nothing wrong with the way the House is currently organized. The increase in the number of votes on all bills and the true representation of the people due to smaller electoral districts is all that is needed. The current committee structure is elected by the entire membership as it should ...
by TheTrucker
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Additional Discussions Related to Representational Enlargement
Topic: 30K is an Absurd form of Logic
Replies: 5
Views: 14681

Re: 30K is an Absurd form of Logic

Thorton's argument in favor of 30K per 1 civilian representation is rediculous. Voting and Lobbying are respectively an Abdication of Self-Rule and Purchasing the Authority of anothers . ---Doesn't the latter sound like Trotsky's "perpetual revolution" axiom. Voting and Lobbying are Perpe...
by TheTrucker
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Public Opinion and Polls
Topic: CNN: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights
Replies: 2
Views: 3698

Re: CNN: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights

In that same poll: According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken - though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what's broken can be fixed. Do not be mislead by Fuax Noise and Rasmussen. And do not let yourself be too carried...
by TheTrucker
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Additional Discussions Related to Representational Enlargement
Topic: Resolving Bipolar Politics
Replies: 1
Views: 3350

Resolving Bipolar Politics

With a larger House membership comes smaller electoral districts that cannot be controlled by centralized authorities. Such districts of smaller constituencies hold the individual representatives accountable for their actions regardless of party affiliation. The candidates are forced to compete on t...
by TheTrucker
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Your House of Representatives
Replies: 11
Views: 15679

Re: Your House of Representatives

Part of our job is to explain these fundamental concepts to our fellow citizens so that they can begin to understand the need for representational enlargement. I understand the distinction you are trying to make between representatives and legislators : you are calling those representatives who ser...
by TheTrucker
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50672

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 att...
by TheTrucker
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Your House of Representatives
Replies: 11
Views: 15679

Your House of Representatives

Most people don't even know how many seats there are in the House. Most people graduating high school do not know how their government is constructed and how it was intended to function. Many believe that the president is the emperor who dictates the laws and the federal budgets. And many of these a...
by TheTrucker
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Article Four Section 3 and Apportionment
Replies: 1
Views: 4963

Re: Article Four Section 3 and Apportionment

But, but, but, but. It was designed to be "the people's house". There is no connection between the state legislatures and the congressional representatives. NONE! State government is completely isolated from the congressional representatives who represent a gaggle of people that just happe...
by TheTrucker
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Some Court Cases About The 435 Number
Replies: 16
Views: 12888

Re: Some Court Cases About The 435 Number

This "pronouncement" simply is _WRONG_ . Nowhere in the Constitution as amended and interpreted by previous court decrees is a "decision to limit the Hose of Representatives to 435 members ... expressly committed to the discretion of the Congress". The Congress was _NOT_ origina...
by TheTrucker
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Some Court Cases About The 435 Number
Replies: 16
Views: 12888

Re: Some Court Cases About The 435 Number

It's worth noting that Whelan and Wendelken demonstrate that the assertion of the Apportionment.us people, that the courts have never been asked to provide the remedy of an increase in the size of the House, is false; both cases sought precisely that sort of relief. Well... I'm looking at the previ...
by TheTrucker
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Additional Discussions Related to Representational Enlargement
Topic: 30K is an Absurd form of Logic
Replies: 5
Views: 14681

Re: 30K is an Absurd form of Logic

I am always amazed at how the Libertarians can wrap themselves around the axle to avoid the blessings of cooperation. It really gets down to the inability of Libertarian ideology to embrace the concept of insurance. In an insurance system we send in money to the administrator and truly hope we never...
by TheTrucker
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Section 7: Establish citizen equality nationwide
Topic: Using the ACLU for somethnig worthwhile
Replies: 3
Views: 4982

Re: Using the ACLU for somethnig worthwhile

Currently the disparity in congressional district sizes nationwide ranges from 20% to 85%. Of course, they are supposed to be equally-sized (as required by one man one vote). That requirement is disregarded in order to maintain massive congressional fiefdoms. I need to know how you get this 85%. I ...
by TheTrucker
Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Repealing the 17th Amendment: Pros and Cons
Topic: Repealing the 17th amendment
Replies: 31
Views: 50672

Re: The corrupt Senate

The "Gang of 6" in the Senate is an illustration of the corrupt nature of our United States Senate.. This group of "senators", bought and paid for by the medical insurance sector, have been working very hard to stop health care reform in this country. The total number of cows and...
by TheTrucker
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Section 7: Establish citizen equality nationwide
Topic: Using the ACLU for somethnig worthwhile
Replies: 3
Views: 4982

Using the ACLU for somethnig worthwhile

I am of the opinion that a challenger to the Constitutional legitimacy of the current House of Representatives is the proper method to resolve the problem we face. A strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution in view of the rulings produced in the 1960's would insist that the current ...
by TheTrucker
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Take it outside!
Topic: Poll: Only 44% Say Their Own Congressman Thinks Like They Do
Replies: 2
Views: 2941

Re: Poll: Only 44% Say Their Own Congressman Thinks Like They Do

"Only 44% Say Their Own Congressman Thinks Like They Do" ideologically. ( Rasmussen Poll ) Of course, that means that 56% of those surveyed feel that their representative is either more liberal or more conservative than they are. NOPE! It means that the people believe that the current rep...
by TheTrucker
Thu May 28, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 14
Views: 9889

Re: Let's build a forum!

With respect to the Senate, I believe that the 17th amendment should be repealed (but that is outside the scope of TTO). Repealing the 17th would take the money out of the Senatorial races and put the Senate back under the control of the state legislatures rather than the special interests. Madison...
by TheTrucker
Thu May 28, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 14
Views: 9889

Re: Let's build a forum!

I think this intrusion into local matters by the US government may indeed present a local partisanship. People who want to destroy old growth forests and are prevented from doing so because the land and the trees are actually owned by the entire united states population will undoubtedly seek to rect...
by TheTrucker
Wed May 27, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Enlarging State Legislatures
Topic: Right Wing Representation
Replies: 5
Views: 17049

Re: Right Wing Representation

I am still pondering the California stuff, but I think I see it now. When a state has gone so far down the path of lunacy that it requires a 2/3rd majority in the congress to pass a budget, yet amends the State Constitution with a 51% majority vote you know you are dealing with some very strange bir...
by TheTrucker
Sat May 23, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: Let's build a forum!
Replies: 14
Views: 9889

Re: Let's build a forum!

The real point is that districts of 50k would provide more minority representatives and a higher percentage of minority representatives. There is really no reason whatsoever to not draw the district boundaries with an open source computer program that draws them the same way in every state in the un...
by TheTrucker
Sat May 23, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: The Trucker's view - and replies thereto
Replies: 16
Views: 13443

Re: The Trucker's view - and replies thereto

If you wish to pursue a Constitutional solution you would be much better off using the current unamended document and citing "equal protection under the law" to the extend it is allowed by "thirty thousand" as a Constitutional challenge in the courts. If you were to gain promine...
by TheTrucker
Fri May 22, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Enlarging State Legislatures
Topic: Right Wing Representation
Replies: 5
Views: 17049

Re: Right Wing Representation

My short piece on "Right Wing Representation" was written as a topic in the California "Enlarging State Legislatures" forum. That is probably where It should appear but if there is a way to make it do so I am unaware of it. That "effort"/forum has http://www.californiac...
by TheTrucker
Fri May 22, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Enlarging State Legislatures
Topic: Right Wing Representation
Replies: 5
Views: 17049

Right Wing Representation

I spend some time looking at the web site and the articles referenced thereby and came to the conclusion that it was a partisan Republican site. That does not make it BAD even though I am partisan Democrat. The things that jumped out at me were the idea that since there would be more representatives...
by TheTrucker
Fri May 22, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Section 10: Achieving the revolutionary vision
Topic: The Trucker's view - and replies thereto
Replies: 16
Views: 13443

Re: The Trucker's view - and replies thereto

The "Reapportionment Act of 1929" preceded the 1930 census and set forth the law that would reapportion the house in 1931 and subsequent 10 year cycles. We know about the 1929 act. In your original post you referenced "Permanent Reapportionment Act of 2009" -- I assume you meant...