Message from Eccles in Athens #piraeus_politics_news
so it's still by no means power to do things
it's power to prevent things from occurring
*which is their job*
they are not about changing the status quo
you want to change the status quo
you won't do this by changing the senate (unless you change their prerogatives too)
Well, given they rely on popular elections, they are subject to whatever changes are wished upon that status quo, which is why we have seen their powers shift our country toward directions we don't desire. They have no buffer providing for sovereignty, to act independent of popular opinions which are nearly always flawed and subject to long-term consequences that far out-weigh their immediate gains, and as a result, no longer does the Judiciary.
Sure, but this does not discredit what I said : they wouldn't have the power to change anything *back*. Just to slow down further change.
That was the whole purpose of making them popularly elective over appointive, to subject them to those forces that'd change the status quo, and so far, that's amounted to expansionism and perpetual violations of the values this nation is founded upon.
It does to some extent; they can't propose new legislation, but they can reject it, and by nature of their character change would, over time, ensure we end up with a Judiciary stacked with apolitical and constitutionalist judges, to the extent of textualism, which would guarantee a nearly complete dismantling of the federal government, with much of the previous legislation you're referencing as unalterable becoming subject to judicial review. Also, you're forgetting much of the federal bureaucracy operates on renewal, and thus they're not permanent.
"nature of their character change would, over time, ensure we end up with a Judiciary stacked with apolitical and constitutionalist judges"
They can also reject appropriations.
it would just mean the less radical anti-constitutionalists would get accepted
they still don choose the candidates
"Also, you're forgetting much of the federal bureaucracy operates on renewal, and thus they're not permanent."
I'm not forgetting that, I didn't know. Not a Mutt.
Now, going back to the neglecting of economic development interests among many districts, including those of liberal support, this would largely cease to continue, meaning you address some of the most fundamental reasons why people have continued to chart the path of populism among both the left and right. So, I don't see it as an immediate solution, but one that tempers our ailments moving forward, @Tonight at 11 - DOOM. Over all, it's a long-term solution toward shifting the balance of power over to the many, neglected districts across the U.S., out of the hands of the few in a position of economic scale. The long-term outcome of uniformed growth across this country is a counter to current policy motives. Think about how that would change us moving forward.
And, @Eccles, I'm not sure what you mean by claiming the party system would take control of appointments away from the district. I see this as a way to change the character of the parties, as party leadership is found in the Senate, something you inherently change by way of this alteration.
I don't believe that at all
Political parties are centrally controlled and indentured to their vested interests
This isn't going to change unless you switch to PR
I had to share this news i found with you all.
Racial lens much
If anything, they were too blind on religion...
maybe if the CIA had hired more Muslim extremists they'd know what the Muslim extremists were going to do <:BIGBRAIN:501101491428392991>
Figure this one out for me: US embassies have LGBT attaches, but no religious expert attaches even thou religion is *clearly* more prominent a political force in the world then LGBT shit.
Fucking country of Hindus ruled over by Swedes... Your elite hates religion so much, it doesn't remember it exists...
So, is that article suggesting that CIA needed more brown people in it because brown people think like terrorists?
Racial identiterianism is cancer upon the western world.
Honestly someone should make some weird serum that makes everyone white...
So finally... The world is at peace *Second degree 9000*
It's not only cancer. It's even cancer from an ethno-nat perspective...
By the way, @Tonight at 11 - DOOM, they were appointed by the respective States' legislature, meaning you'd wipe the Democrats out of the Senate. 😉 You initially asked whether I'd have House members from New York selecting the Senators of fly-over country, but they'd have no say.
Imagine being more ideologically attached to your unrelated neighbor of similar skin colour to you, then to your 'mixed-race' kid AND thinking that makes sense from a ethno-nationalist perspective. It's literally retarded.
I'll second your idea of a serum.