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Old November 12 2012, 05:17 AM   #56
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

Gaith wrote: View Post
iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
The US is both a republic (a form of state in which the country is considered a "common good" and not the legal propriety of the sovereign) and a democracy (a system of governing in which all citizens have an equal say in the choices of government). I don't know why this is so difficult for some people.
... Because they've heard of the Senate?
iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
Heard without paying too much attention, I guess.
I seem to recall Gaith advocating that the US Senate be abolished. (Here's one recent occasion - there have been others.) He thinks it unfair that half a million people in Wyoming are represented by two senators while the thirty-seven million in California are also represented by... two senators. It's been his little bongo to beat for quite some time now, and I suspect he's doing the same here.
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