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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Like ad hom. That, arguing logical fallacies, is lazy thinking.
    You are plain lazy. I suppose no fancy phrase is required.

    Some people reject errors and correct them. You embrace them.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    You are plain lazy. I suppose no fancy phrase is required.

    Some people reject errors and correct them. You embrace them.
    More lazy ad hom. Not surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    More lazy ad hom. Not surprised.
    Yours can be the last word.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robo View Post
    "Representative democracy" is an oxymoron. Democracy is, "THE MAJORITY VOTE OF THE PEOPLE." There's no indications within that definition for a collective proxy vote by a representative.

    With respect to this country - you haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    How.
    Because it allows for parties to appoint representatives based on the percentage of the vote that each party gets. So you have more viable options to choose from. But after the election, if there is no clear winner coalitions must be built, so your preference will get watered down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Because it allows for parties to appoint representatives based on the percentage of the vote that each party gets. So you have more viable options to choose from. But after the election, if there is no clear winner coalitions must be built, so your preference will get watered down.
    It would mean California and NY would run the country. Not for me.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our freedom and our society and our morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    It would mean California and NY would run the country. Not for me.

    He's talking about a parliamentary system, right? Then CA and NY would still get the same number of Representatives, considering only the House, but the voting would determine how many from each party in each state would be seated. You would likely end up with more parties represented than just two and thus different coalitions forming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    He's talking about a parliamentary system, right? Then CA and NY would still get the same number of Representatives, considering only the House, but the voting would determine how many from each party in each state would be seated. You would likely end up with more parties represented than just two and thus different coalitions forming.

    Not if it becomes a nationwide system as it always is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Not if it becomes a nationwide system as it always is.
    I think the Canadian parliament, their House of Commons, each member is chosen by the people in the riding they represent. I'm not Canadian though.
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