Re: The whole basis of a republic is to protect the interests of the minority


Author:Mad Hatter
Date:2019-03-23 22:41:27
In Reply To:Re: The whole basis of a republic is to protect the interests of the minority by coreystinson
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Do you think, then, that a clean break would be appropriate?
Good question. My preference would be to have a new Constitutional conference and wrangle out changes there. But, I'm also mindful that in this climate there may be little to no success in such an approach, unless the conference was conducted by attendees with little to no current political skin in the game - in other words, no existing political actors. I think Nick would call this a null set, and maybe he would be right. HOw each state would pick its attendees would be crucial.

Other alternatives that have been broached here would be some sort of geographic split, or at least a system that recognizes that what might work in one geography and demographic may not work in another. Maybe that's a complete return to a non-federal system that really concentrates on state rights?

I wish I had a better answer, but even after reading Sabato, Balkin and others on this topic, I'm not yet convinced by any single approach.

What would you like to see?

CJ
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