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    Either way, this crazy, anti-democratic idea has gotten so much traction that two of the leading candidates to become the next attorney general of Texas have endorsed it.
    that this idea was so crazy and undemocratic that guys like Madison and Franklin and Hamilton and Washington went for it. It might be worth checking out why they thought it was the way to go. iirc, they weren't the biggest fans of democracy.

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