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Old August 15 2012, 03:04 PM   #107
Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin

Timo has made all the arguments I would've. MacLeod, what's fair to you doesn't have to seem fair to others.

One member, one vote is unfair to larger populations - they're underrepresented. Proportional voting is unfair to smaller populations - they're underrepresented!

Do we even know what the definition of a UFP Member is? Is it by planet? By government? By species? Is Earth a Member, with all people on it, human and alien voting as Earth's population? Or is it that all Humans are Federation citizens, voting as humans whatever planet they might reside on? If Andorians were feeling unfairly underrepresented in one system, they could move to Earth and be represented there, despite not being Human. But if it's by species, then they're just going to have to suck it up and face the fact that they're a lower population species. That's not fair, but that's life.
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