Pack the Union

Pack the Union

Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation

https://harvardlawreview.org/2... 

To create a system where every vote counts equally, the Constitution must be amended. To do this, Congress should pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C., to an area encompassing only a few core federal buildings and then admit the rest of the District’s 127 neighborhoods as states. These states — which could be added with a simple congressional majority — would add enough votes in Congress to ratify four amendments: (1) a transfer of the Senate’s power to a body that represents citizens equally; (2) an expansion of the House so that all citizens are represented in equal-sized districts; (3) a replacement of the Electoral College with a popular vote; and (4) a modification of the Constitution’s amendment process that would ensure future amendments are ratified by states representing most Americans.

Re: Pack the Union

пишут, что всё это совершенно конституционно и уже делалось

https://www.vox.com/2020/1/14/... 

[T]he wild thing about this Harvard Law Review proposal is that it is absolutely, 100 percent constitutional. The Constitution provides that “new states may be admitted by the Congress into this union,” but it places no limits on the size of a state either in terms of population or in terms of physical space.
...
Indeed, there is a long history of partisans selectively admitting new states in order to pack the Senate with their own fellow partisans. In 1864, for example, Republicans admitted the state of Nevada — then a desert wasteland with only several thousand residents — giving themselves two extra Senate seats in the process.

Similarly, the reason why there are two Dakotas is because Republicans celebrated their victory in the 1888 election by dividing the Republican Dakota Territory up into two states, thereby giving themselves four senators instead of only two.

So let’s be frank. The Harvard note’s proposal is ridiculous, but it is no more ridiculous than a system where the nearly 40 million people in California have no more Senate representation than the 578,759 people in Wyoming. As the Harvard note says of its own pitch, “radical as this proposal may sound, it is no more radical than a nominally democratic system of government that gives citizens widely disproportionate voting power depending on where they live.”

Re: Pack the Union

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:20:48 AM UTC-5, 999Vulcan wrote:

Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation

https://harvardlawreview.org/2... 

To create a system where every vote counts equally, the Constitution must be amended. To do this, Congress should pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C., to an area encompassing only a few core federal buildings and then admit the rest of the District’s 127 neighborhoods as states. These states — which could be added with a simple congressional majority — would add enough votes in Congress to ratify four amendments: (1) a transfer of the Senate’s power to a body that represents citizens equally; (2) an expansion of the House so that all citizens are represented in equal-sized districts; (3) a replacement of the Electoral College with a popular vote; and (4) a modification of the Constitution’s amendment process that would ensure future amendments are ratified by states representing most Americans.


Не проще всех республиканцев расстрелять, а их имущество обратить в казну? Зачем такие сложности?

Re: Pack the Union

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:44:17 AM UTC-5, GM wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:20:48 AM UTC-5, 999Vulcan wrote:

Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation

https://harvardlawreview.org/2... 

To create a system where every vote counts equally, the Constitution must be amended. To do this, Congress should pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C., to an area encompassing only a few core federal buildings and then admit the rest of the District’s 127 neighborhoods as states. These states — which could be added with a simple congressional majority — would add enough votes in Congress to ratify four amendments: (1) a transfer of the Senate’s power to a body that represents citizens equally; (2) an expansion of the House so that all citizens are represented in equal-sized districts; (3) a replacement of the Electoral College with a popular vote; and (4) a modification of the Constitution’s amendment process that would ensure future amendments are ratified by states representing most Americans.


Не проще всех республиканцев расстрелять, а их имущество обратить в казну? Зачем такие сложности?


зачем расстреливать?
можно просто перевоспитать

Re: Pack the Union

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:04:27 PM UTC-5, 999Vulcan wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:44:17 AM UTC-5, GM wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11:20:48 AM UTC-5, 999Vulcan wrote:

Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation

https://harvardlawreview.org/2... 

To create a system where every vote counts equally, the Constitution must be amended. To do this, Congress should pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C., to an area encompassing only a few core federal buildings and then admit the rest of the District’s 127 neighborhoods as states. These states — which could be added with a simple congressional majority — would add enough votes in Congress to ratify four amendments: (1) a transfer of the Senate’s power to a body that represents citizens equally; (2) an expansion of the House so that all citizens are represented in equal-sized districts; (3) a replacement of the Electoral College with a popular vote; and (4) a modification of the Constitution’s amendment process that would ensure future amendments are ratified by states representing most Americans.


Не проще всех республиканцев расстрелять, а их имущество обратить в казну? Зачем такие сложности?


зачем расстреливать?
можно просто перевоспитать


Для этого надо китайцев завозить. А коммуняк уже полно, доморощенных.

Re: Pack the Union

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:33:19 PM UTC-5, GM wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:04:27 PM UTC-5, 999Vulcan wrote:

можно просто перевоспитать


Для этого надо китайцев завозить. А коммуняк уже полно, доморощенных.


а то китайцев не полно
у старшего их большая часть друзей
и, что самое смешное, они его обзывают комми
русофобы :-)

Re: Pack the Union

On 1/14/20 9:42 AM, 999Vulcan wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:33:19 PM UTC-5, GM wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:04:27 PM UTC-5, 999Vulcan wrote:

можно просто перевоспитать


Для этого надо китайцев завозить. А коммуняк уже полно, доморощенных.


а то китайцев не полно
у старшего их большая часть друзей
и, что самое смешное, они его обзывают комми
русофобы :-)



так они зиван читают, думают яблоко-яблоня.

Re: Pack the Union

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:46:11 PM UTC-5, somnambulic wrote:

On 1/14/20 9:42 AM, 999Vulcan wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:33:19 PM UTC-5, GM wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:04:27 PM UTC-5, 999Vulcan wrote:

можно просто перевоспитать


Для этого надо китайцев завозить. А коммуняк уже полно, доморощенных.


а то китайцев не полно
у старшего их большая часть друзей
и, что самое смешное, они его обзывают комми
русофобы :-)


так они зиван читают, думают яблоко-яблоня.


я ж специально написал "русофобы", чтобы даже дубу было понятно, что дело не в яблоне

Re: Pack the Union

On 1/14/20 9:50 AM, 999Vulcan wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:46:11 PM UTC-5, somnambulic wrote:

On 1/14/20 9:42 AM, 999Vulcan wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:33:19 PM UTC-5, GM wrote:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 12:04:27 PM UTC-5, 999Vulcan wrote:

можно просто перевоспитать


Для этого надо китайцев завозить. А коммуняк уже полно, доморощенных.


а то китайцев не полно
у старшего их большая часть друзей
и, что самое смешное, они его обзывают комми
русофобы :-)


так они зиван читают, думают яблоко-яблоня.


я ж специально написал "русофобы", чтобы даже дубу было понятно, что дело не в яблоне



а вот давайте не будем травить эээ дуба.

Re: Pack the Union

On 1/14/20 8:20 AM, 999Vulcan wrote:

Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation

https://harvardlawreview.org/2... 

To create a system where every vote counts equally, the Constitution must be amended. To do this, Congress should pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C., to an area encompassing only a few core federal buildings and then admit the rest of the District’s 127 neighborhoods as states. These states — which could be added with a simple congressional majority — would add enough votes in Congress to ratify four amendments: (1) a transfer of the Senate’s power to a body that represents citizens equally; (2) an expansion of the House so that all citizens are represented in equal-sized districts; (3) a replacement of the Electoral College with a popular vote; and (4) a modification of the Constitution’s amendment process that would ensure future amendments are ratified by states representing most Americans.


Мы знаем, что Демпартия - партия жуликов и воров еще как минимум со
времен FDR.

-СБ

Re: Pack the Union

To create a system where every vote counts equally

надо провести перепись и узнать кто vote а кто турист как в крыму