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To: NormsRevenge

> Want to overhaul the Legislature into a single nonpartisan house?

Sounds like what Nebraska has had for nearly 80 years. Actually, now that BOTH houses have to be elected on a one-man/one-vote basis, a two-house stae system makes no sense at all. If it was done the same way as the Federal House/Senate is done, I could see the sense in a two-house system. However, it is no longer legal to do it that way.


23 posted on 11/26/2006 4:45:46 PM PST by jim_trent
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To: jim_trent
Both Ontario and Quebec in Canada abolished their upper houses. Most of the new provinces entering the Canadian Confederation have never had an upper house. In America, since the states are constituted on a unitary basis, the existence of an upper house makes no sense. Its necessary for a federal government, but redundant in other political systems.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

26 posted on 11/26/2006 5:07:27 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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