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  •  Hm. Your analysis of problems ... (6+ / 0-)

    is not very acute.

    Congressional districts are approximately the same size, except for the limitation of not having districts cross state lines, which seems reasonable to me. What would you do?

    Someone has to be final arbiter of the law. Who would fill this role without some kind of Supreme Court?

    The filibuster is not the result of the Constitution. The fact is that the filibuster is only an impediment to legislation because a majority of senators agrees to it being so.

    I agree that the undemocratic nature of the Senate is a problem, but the irony is that it's the one chamber that is currently protecting us from the ravages of Republican rule.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 04:06:44 PM PDT

    •  I agree - not impressive work by me (1+ / 0-)
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      And thank you for differentiating between this bad diary and me.

      I made a dumb mistake - I should not have written a diary while going through post concussion syndrome. I apologize. I wrongly  thought that congressional districts were based upon area .  google would have been my friend.

      This was a dumb diary. I should have waited until I had recovered.

      •  Don't be so hard on yourself (0+ / 0-)

        It's not a brilliant diary, to be sure. But I see so much worse on a regular basis.

        And then you're new here. I see you just joined today. Almost everyone here is inclined to cut a considerable amount to slack to new members. Welcome. I salute you for not being afraid to jump in.

        And then you highlight some undeniable problems with our form of governance and you're trying to grapple with it in a conscientious manner.

        Sorry to hear about your concussion. Take good care of yourself. In fact, if you feel like it, please do write a diary about your head injury. There's a tremendous interest in the community here about personal experience, especially difficult life experiences. I'm sure you'll get a very warm and welcoming response.

        "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

        by Demi Moaned on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 06:08:48 PM PDT

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