Message from Tonight at 11 - DOOM in Athens #piraeus_politics_news
it wouldn't decentralize an already centralized system thou
I don't think what you're suggesting will fix it
Do the math.
It's more difficult to pump money into 435 district-level, 2-year terms, than it is 100 6-year termed seats.
Imagine the kind of money that'd be required.
money is not the issue
this is dumb
They'll do it comfortably by moving their focus to the local party structures, who will control those district level appointments
alphabet has infinite money
I'm sorry, but I broadly agree with Doom - you're moving the problem, not solving it
I think you'd be better off moving control of more "things" from federal to state level
No, local and small business interests would control the appointments made by the district, just as they had for centuries before the amendment was ratified.
I mean I know I like to meme this a lot, but you know what's a quasi-incorruptible institution of power? A hereditary Monarch. If financial corruption is your problem, here's *a* solution 4 u... Not that that would ever fly in Muttica.
What makes you think the party system will just change the plan on the ground to take control of those appointments away from the district?
This happens in the UK, btw
So it's not like it won't
They already do try and do this, but it's still the local and well-established families and small business owners who dictate the election campaigns of who makes the ticket for the House.
As it should be, by the way.
But again: this would not solve your issues even if it did work like you say. It'd just prevent them from getting worse or, more realistically, make the process of them becoming worse slower.
The senate is not the house
they don propose laws
they don change laws
As those are the interests that should be represented at the district-level, and those interests should be preserved moving forward into the Senate, but as it stands now, that's not the case.
they just need to agree to laws
They simply don't have the tools to reverse past changes
s'not their Jeb
Much of those past changes can quickly be declared as unconstitutional.
There is nothing stopping political parties taking control of those districts- the only reason they don't at the moment is they have no need to
if we have a magic wand we can do a lot
You just need an independent Judiciary, no longer politicized by a Senate that's no longer subject to populism.
but to declare something unconstitutional you need to stack the court with your ppl
that takes time
do you have a plan to do that?
or are you just saying "we just need to move this mountain 7 km that way!"?
Yes, the Senate provides for the function of approving Judicial appointees.