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Harvard Law Review paper suggests radical proposal that divides D.C. into 127 new states to eliminate Electoral College
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-19 01:31|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [317 views ]  Top

#1 this was a paper in the Harvard Law Review, not something advocated by the University

a lot of goofy stuff comes out of the various Law Review articles around the country
Posted by lord garth 2020-01-19 04:11||   2020-01-19 04:11|| Front Page Top

#2 "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them."___George Orwell
Posted by Mercutio 2020-01-19 06:16||   2020-01-19 06:16|| Front Page Top

#3  'An 'easier' way to amend the Constitution would be for Congress to admit a large number of new states

If New York State and California were divided in thirds...

But upstate and western New York would vote very differently than the New York City area, and ditto if California were broken up. I could get behind that proposal.

The system was originally designed so that the population gets equal representation in the cleverly named House of Representatives; the purpose of the Senate, representing the states, is to exert sensible control over the people’s enthusiasms so that the president needn’t go over there.

a lot of goofy stuff

Clearly. But one wouldn’t expect the Daily Mail to recognize what is plain to an American.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-01-19 06:26||   2020-01-19 06:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Any new plan to somehow level the power of a vote or state or politician would require 3 things to work: no migration between states, no illegal immigration, no crooked politicians or courts.

None of those 3 are ever going to happen so let’s try and play by the existing rules that worked reasonably well for 235+ years
Posted by Airandde 2020-01-19 07:37||   2020-01-19 07:37|| Front Page Top

#5 I wouldn't trust these clowns to balance my checkbook, never mind this lefty wet dream. Why not 2,000 states to make it as absurd as possible?

'The people should not tolerate a system that is manifestly unfair...'

Sorry to hurt your widdle feelings, bunky, but what you call 'unfair' is what we call 'Democrats losing elections'.
Posted by Raj 2020-01-19 07:52||   2020-01-19 07:52|| Front Page Top

#6 Heading properly amended per #1.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-19 08:27||   2020-01-19 08:27|| Front Page Top

#7 Will Rogers once said that our country is run by a bunch of people who should not be trusted with a box of matches

Sadly, since then it has only gotten worse
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom  2020-01-19 09:34||   2020-01-19 09:34|| Front Page Top

#8 The Congress has spent the country into bankruptcy. The country has not gone insolvent because the Fed prints more money to cover the shortfall.

Rearranging the furniture is not going to do anything to improve the Feral Government. You have a dysfunctional group of people in congress. Change will only start from within the individual. Better realize that the the bankrupt govt will not save you.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-01-19 10:08||   2020-01-19 10:08|| Front Page Top

#9 Even notice that these types never grasp the title "United STATES of America", not the Peoples Democratic Republic of.... It was a union of states from the very beginning.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-01-19 11:56||   2020-01-19 11:56|| Front Page Top

#10 Amen P2K, but Franklin’s admonition,”...a Republic. If you can keep it” looms larger all the time!
Posted by NoMoreBS 2020-01-19 12:26||   2020-01-19 12:26|| Front Page Top

#11 #1 this was a paper in the Harvard Law Review, not something advocated by the University

a lot of goofy stuff comes out of the various Law Review articles around the country

Today's nutty proposal in an academic journal is tomorrow's policy.
Posted by charger 2020-01-19 12:55||   2020-01-19 12:55|| Front Page Top

#12 Dang, not the Bee.
Posted by gorb 2020-01-19 13:02||   2020-01-19 13:02|| Front Page Top

#13 I'd be for excommunication of D.C.
Posted by JohnQC 2020-01-19 15:50||   2020-01-19 15:50|| Front Page Top

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