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  •  I think you would find (4+ / 0-)
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    wader, NY brit expat, CKendall, svboston

    that there is serious disagreement as to whether the legislature represents the people, or rather is a self-perpetuating aristocracy set up for the benefit of its members.

    Nonetheless...

    •  Agreed, but at least (3+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar, NY brit expat, CKendall

      common votes by the state's electorate can't directly remove (or prevent) civil rights in NY law, for all practical purposes.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Wed Dec 02, 2009 at 10:13:56 AM PST

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