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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Abolish the Senate and publicly fund elections. In December 1958, almost exactly three years after I entered the House of Representatives, the first American National Election Study, initiated by the University of Michigan, found that 73 percent of Americans trusted the federal government "to do the right thing almost always or most of the time."

As of December 2017, the same study, now conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, found that this number had plummeted to just 18 percent.

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"There are many reasons for this dramatic decline: the Vietnam War, Watergate, Ronald Reagan's folksy but popular message that government was not here to help, the Iraq War, and worst of all by far, the Trumpist mind-set.

These jackasses who see "deep state" conspiracies in every part of government are a minority of a minority, yet they are now the weakest link in the chain of more than three centuries of our American republic.

Ben Franklin was right. The Founders gave us a precious but fragile gift. If we do not protect it with constant vigilance, we will most certainly lose it."

"An electoral system based on full participation.

The elimination of money in campaigns.

The end of minority rule in our legislative and executive branches.

The protection of an independent press."

He gives compelling arguments and solutions for each.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 04:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Represented Michigan in Congress for over 59 years

This is why we need term limits: to keep power-hungry ----- like this from forming a permanent political class.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-05 04:39 PM | Reply

"These are not just the grumblings of an angry old man lamenting the loss of "the good old days." "

They are also the -------- crazy ramblings of an old man who wants to "Abolish the Senate" so his "beloved Congress" can make all the decisions.

Good luck with that.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-05 04:52 PM | Reply

#2

The Heritage Foundation speaks.

We have term limits for President and some states have limits. But we have elections only for Congress.

- power-hungry ----- like this

Guy who makes the recommendations he did is anything but a "----". Although if anyone could recognize one, it would be you.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 04:52 PM | Reply

- "Abolish the Senate" so his "beloved Congress" can make all the decisions.

Someone is making ---- up because they didn't either read or comprehend his analysis of the usefulness of the Sen as far as representation goes.

But hey, we had the Coddler and his mouthpiece, both with caricature and both without argument, one right after the other as per ususal.

It's almost like they are linked at the buttocks. Or two peas in Donald's pod.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 04:55 PM | Reply

Senile old jackass doesn't even understand why the Founders created a House and a Senate.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-05 04:57 PM | Reply

- Senile old jackass

Now the cranky old codger is muttering to himself.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 04:59 PM | Reply

"The end of minority rule in our legislative and executive branches. The Great Compromise,The idea that Rhode Island needed two U.S. senators to protect itself from being bullied by Massachusetts emerged under a system that governed only 4 million Americans.

Today, in a nation of more than 325 million and 37 additional states, not only is that structure antiquated, it's downright dangerous. California has almost 40 million people, while the 20 smallest states have a combined population totaling less than that. Yet because of an 18th-century political deal, those 20 states have 40 senators, while California has just two. These sparsely populated, usually conservative states can block legislation supported by a majority of the American people. That's just plain crazy."

more on that at the thread link Dulli missed

also here

The People v. the U.S. Senate
A number of left-wing thinkers are calling for America to ditch the Senate. Why is the long-shot idea gaining popularity?

www.theatlantic.com

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 05:02 PM | Reply

#6

He understands it, he just no longer shy about announcing his displeasure that the Senate, as designed, doesn't give proportional power based on population, full well knowing that the densely populated states would be allowed to run amok if the Senate was abolished. It's almost as if he harbors old grudges against the Senators who dared to disagree with him in his 59 years in Congress.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-05 05:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Looks like Dorkus of Naples Atlantic subscription got auto renewed.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-05 05:06 PM | Reply

2 in a row caricature posts sans any argument at all to the premise put forth in #8...
wow, the clown is on a roll.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 07:38 PM | Reply

Anyone else not shocked that Dorkus couldn't comprehend #9, which completely eviscerates his cut and pastes?

Didn't think so.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-05 08:15 PM | Reply

lmao.... the funny part is that you actually buh-lieve that you assigning motivation to the Congressman from out of your backside is anything other than an appeal to motive logical fallacy. You could have argued his points, but no, you had nada.

S'riously, where did you go to school, Trump U?

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-05 08:53 PM | Reply

What a good idea, with a snowball's chance in hell...

#14 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-06 10:06 AM | Reply

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