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  •  It's because the crazies are concentrated (1+ / 0-)
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    and they get more power than they should because of that.

    And it's also because Republicans lie. They say they're going to do x, which is what people want, and when they get in they do y, which they never mentioned at all when they were running, because if they had, nobody would have voted for them.

    •  Dems say x and do y too (0+ / 0-)

      But larger point, we're seriously hampered by the compromises made in 1787 that give far too much positive power (i.e. passing legislation) to the minority and even too much negative power (i.e. blocking legislation).

      States having too much sovereignty within themselves
      Small states having too much national power via 2 senators each
      Political redistricting
      Electoral college
      Corporate personhood

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 02:43:23 PM PST

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