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  •  You shouldn't have a voice (2+ / 0-)
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    MarciaJ720, Laconic Lib

    or at least one which can be noticed. The idea that your personal voice should be heard 80 times louder in the senate than say a person from California is a complete betrayal of the American principal of equal voting rights.

    Next time you have a bunch of friends over try buying a megaphone and just do all your talking via it. See if any of your friends like you after that.  Thats how the small states are viewed by many.

    I do not care if its California Vs Hawaii, New York Vs Road Island or Nebraska vs Texas.  Small staters have no moral right to greater representation.

    As a constitutional right they do. So the simple solution is, start removing the title "state". I think we need more territories.

    That or merge states, or break states up.

    The best answer is to merge states for economics of scale issues with governance.

    •  That's nice. (0+ / 0-)

      I dont' count, is that it?  Look, I am a city boy from birth, and I have lived in at least four of the largest cities in America over the years.  I choose now a quieter, simpler existence, and I actually don't think that this means I have to somehow become irrelevant in national politics.  Excuse me for exisiting...

      When do I get to vote on your marriage?

      by jarhead5536 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 12:07:23 PM PST

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