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View Diary: Rick Perry opposes direct election of United States senators (191 comments)

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    Not to mention that senators elected by state legislators are theoretically less vulnerable to the kind of tidal mobs we've been watching recently, and that system was also designed to maintain the Senate's role as the slow, deliberate and sober  branch of congress.

    Though I'd also argue that the House of Representatives needs to be numerically expanded in order to fairly represent the people.

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