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View Diary: I Know You Think You Have a Constitutional Right to Vote - But You Really Don't. (160 comments)

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  •  as Yogi Berra said (0+ / 0-)

    there is always a difference between theory and practice.

    We can't get anything functional out of Congress.  We are eaten up with billionaire bought politicians and policy.

    Where do we get a modern constitution out of the system?  Theories are only good if they fit/explain the observed facts.  To my mind, in our current political situation, a modern and improved Constitution doesn't fit with the state or federal governments we have.

    Much of voting rules and regulations were most definitely left to the states.  Only the House was intended to be directly elected.  The one thing that was promised was a republican form of government in each of the states so that the people who voted for federal office (senators, electors indirectly through the legislatures) would have been elected by votes of citizens.

    Georgia has a state legislator that has a bill to repeal direct election of Senators.   What are you going to do with all the red states at a consitutional convention.

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