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  Structure, size and elections of Senate/House (Debating) (search mode)
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ilikeverin
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« on: October 28, 2015, 09:09:32 am »

Wait, why would we want a bicameral system?  We're already sustaining the unsustainable regions under this system; I don't know why we need another level of government.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 08:46:01 pm »

It's the uncertainty about what form the bicameralism would take that makes me hesitate.  Under the proper circumstances, maybe having a second chamber elected by the regions would give them something to do.  But there's a lot of "what ifs" between that system and the current one that just checking off "bicameralism" doesn't ensure.  I think there are lots of forms of bicameralism that would be an even worse trainwreck than what we have now.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 10:52:13 am »

Right; I wouldn't be in favor of telling the regions they must have a legislature in order to elect Senators if we decide to do things that way.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 09:11:50 am »

1. D
2. A
3. C
4. B
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 02:48:26 pm »

Yup, and:

[1] At-Large
[2] from Districts
[3] from Regions
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 09:09:48 am »

Do we need to establish that as a Constitutional matter?  Or can we leave it up to the Senate/the House/the People?
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2015, 09:58:39 am »

     What I mean is, we should continue to codify it in the statute. How best to do that is an issue to be addressed in transitional committees.

Yeah, exactly.  I don't think it would be wise to make the laws harder to change in case the ConCon screws up somehow.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2016, 02:22:06 pm »

Yup
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