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Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test
foxnews.com ^ | 03/14/2014 | n/a

Posted on 03/14/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by massmike

Edited on 03/14/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A ballot measure in Montana that would require an equal number of men and women to serve in the state Legislature is a step closer to getting on the November ballot.

A petition for the measure was approved last Tuesday by the Montana secretary of state's office. The measure would force the Montana Legislature to reconstruct its gender makeup in a 50/50 split. Currently, women now hold 41 of the 150 seats in the Legislature.


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1 posted on 03/14/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Coming soon to an employer near you...


2 posted on 03/14/2014 11:09:01 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: massmike

We need to do this at the national level.

If only to see Harry Reid forced to undergo a sex change in order to hang on to his job.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 11:09:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: massmike

First step of mandating a certain number of homosexuals in the legislature.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 11:09:32 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
We need to do this at the national level. If only to see Harry Reid forced to undergo a sex change in order to hang on to his job.

You forgot that Congress always exempts itself from the laws it shoves down our throats.

5 posted on 03/14/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: massmike

Govern by feelings ... usually leads to very bad things.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: massmike

More quota crap. Because that is the best measure of efficiency and effectiveness...

Shall this experiment be applied to all aspects of society? Could you just imagine the NFL having dual gender and race quotas? How about the NBA? Would the next category to be included be height?


7 posted on 03/14/2014 11:11:25 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: massmike

Just wait. Next it will be “the military must be 50/50”

This country is in the iron grip of feminist lesbians


8 posted on 03/14/2014 11:11:39 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: massmike
From Casino:

Manager: "I want an equal number of blueberries in each muffin"

Head Chef: "Do know how long that would take?"

Manger: "I don't care, an equal number of blueberries in each muffin"

9 posted on 03/14/2014 11:11:48 AM PDT by AU72
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To: massmike

I’d be interested in learning how this “equalizing” takes place. If not enough women are elected then what? Does someone appoint them over the wishes of the voters? And what about the “extra” men duly elected by the voters? Do they get booted? And who decides which ones get removed?


10 posted on 03/14/2014 11:12:32 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: massmike

That’s just weird. Will the bill’s sponsors be happy if they end up with 50 Sarah Palin style Republican women? What will they do if somebody runs unopposed and throws the headcount off?

I can’t see this being enacted.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 11:12:32 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: massmike

Wait.. I thought we were all Americans? ONE nation, ONE God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all?


12 posted on 03/14/2014 11:12:41 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: massmike
dear Lord.......the whole world is going crazy....

I read this morning that pet clinics have had a steady increase in dog od's over weed being left out....

stupid idiot know nothing voters....

13 posted on 03/14/2014 11:13:08 AM PDT by cherry
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To: massmike
This is just another way of thwarting the will of the electorate and expanding government, since women are far more likely to be big-government lovers than men.

There would be more women in the legislature if they got more votes. Since people won't vote for them, we must bypass them.

14 posted on 03/14/2014 11:13:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Balding_Eagle

well, in this era of over 50 recognized genders on Facebook, I was wondering how exactly we will define, what is a man, and what is a woman, for purposes of this law.

And, the next step will be to accomodate the gay, lesbian, trans-whatever peoples. If you were born male but had the operation, are you now female? What if you didn’t yet have your operation?

This open a can of worms.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 11:14:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Coming soon to an employer near you...

It already has. In order to get EEO certification where I am, and thereby qualify to bid on public construction projects, we MUST maintain and report a specific percentage of union minorities and women. Those percentages vary by county based on minority population in that area.

The percentages must be maintained on a monthly basis to retain the certification.
16 posted on 03/14/2014 11:15:23 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Dilbert San Diego
This opens a can of worms.

As we all suspect it was meant to do.

17 posted on 03/14/2014 11:18:01 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Wait.. I thought we were all Americans? ONE nation, ONE God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all?

Ha Ha, Charade You Are!
- Pink Floyd
18 posted on 03/14/2014 11:18:04 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

So, if 60% of the men who run win. 10% of them must be disqualified in favor of a woman who lost? The will of the people be damned.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 11:21:02 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massmike

WTF? How could this possibly work?

What happens when after the election the winners would throw the ratio off, would the losers take office instead?


20 posted on 03/14/2014 11:21:28 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: massgopguy

By the way. this would be vice versa right? Ha, “she won a democratic election. You can’t overturn a vote because of a quota!”


21 posted on 03/14/2014 11:22:53 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massmike

Bump


22 posted on 03/14/2014 11:26:06 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: massgopguy

Ya, how can this be legal, if people don’t elect the right number of each sex?

Or, will certain legislative seats be labeled as men’s or women’s? So only female candidates are allowed for certain seats, only men for another??


23 posted on 03/14/2014 11:27:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: massmike

A mandatory outcome is not a free election.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: massmike

Won’t be the first time Montana has DONE somthing STUPID! Look who THEY have ELECTED in the Past:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Rankin A USELESS WORTHLESS LEFTIST B!TCH!


25 posted on 03/14/2014 11:30:25 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: massmike

Montana??


26 posted on 03/14/2014 11:30:47 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: massmike

Just total Marxism— “Radical Egalitarianism”-—totalitarian State control to strip people of their Natural instincts and control Worldview of children. This forces irrational concepts that male and female are interchangeable and exactly the same. It is a Lie, like all Marxist “thinking”, which is irrational and evil, since it removes the uniqueness (and Soul) of the Individual. It them of the most important and intimate quality of “self” which determines ‘teleological ends’—their masculinity or femininity.

This is an attempt for “collective” worldview of children-—strip people of identity (male and female-—make them interchangeable—all alike—drones/robots).

The emasculation of men (feminized man) is creating puerile “thinkers” who believe “Up is Down” and are as irrational and emotional as women. It is why they come up with irrational ideas like this-—all Marxism is irrational, because their assumptions are EVIL and outright Lies which ignore Truth/Natural Laws. They actually believe women and men are exactly the “same”. It is why they are forcing sodomy to be a virtue-—to make men and women interchangeable for the NWO—Children will be trained to defy Natural Law (Truth/Science) for the irrational and absurd so they are easily manipulated by all lies....which is Marxism.

Such stupidity denies Truth and Individuality and Free Will. These evil minds that are imposing Marxism (irrationality/slavery) on our children have to be exposed and ridiculed for the evil and stupidity they try to pass onto the masses.

All “equality” of OUTCOMES is totalitarianism. It denies Choice and Free Will and the State controls everything-—which does not let merit and interest determine the people who gain positions.


27 posted on 03/14/2014 11:32:54 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: massmike
Where will it stop? News they will demand equal number of blacks, whites, hispanics, asians, genders (don't forget transgendered!), christians, muslims, buddhists, agnostics, atheists, gays, straights, pedophiles....

Way past time to stop talking and put an end to this garbage...

28 posted on 03/14/2014 11:33:48 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: massmike

I can’t imagine this would survive a challenge under the 14th Amendment.


29 posted on 03/14/2014 11:35:27 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Balding_Eagle; All
First step of mandating a certain number of homosexuals in the legislature.

It also limits who people can choose to represent them.

30 posted on 03/14/2014 11:37:34 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: massmike
This is absolutely kooky in more ways than one can briefly list.

It could only be accomplished by designating certain seats as male, others as female. It, moreover, reflects the insanity of those neurotics who simply cannot accept the reality that all people differ; that formulas that require equality of achievement by different classes, races, sexes or other definable categories of persons, are an insane denial of that reality.

William Flax

31 posted on 03/14/2014 11:37:37 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: massmike

Patently undemocratic. Why is this happening in Montana?


32 posted on 03/14/2014 11:42:54 AM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: ElkGroveDan

“I’d be interested in learning how this “equalizing” takes place. If not enough women are elected then what? Does someone appoint them over the wishes of the voters? And what about the “extra” men duly elected by the voters? Do they get booted? And who decides which ones get removed?”

There you go again, with that thinking thing. Get right with your feelings and the progressivism of the very idea of equality and none of that stuff will be a problem.


33 posted on 03/14/2014 11:44:44 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Menehune56
"Montana??"

More takers than makers in Montana. My son who lives out there can tell you who they are.

34 posted on 03/14/2014 11:44:48 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: massmike
If they want an equal number of men to women in the legislature- I demand that an equal number of the women be cat ladies.
35 posted on 03/14/2014 11:48:56 AM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
If only to see Harry Reid forced to undergo a sex change in order to hang on to his job.

Why, do we need more males in the Senate?

36 posted on 03/14/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT by ssaftler (Obama speaking is like the Fat Lady warming up: "Me Me Me Me Meeee")
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To: massmike

Ah, the inanity of liberals.


37 posted on 03/14/2014 11:53:46 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: ElkGroveDan

For this to be implemented would mean the end of the one man, one vote concept. Leaders would have to be appointed by a super committee or something like that.

Amazing sometimes how people as smart as this are unable to see through to the logical conclusion.


38 posted on 03/14/2014 12:01:26 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: massmike

Well, that is PROGRESS!!!

NEXT we have a bill requiring proportionate representation for blacks, hispanics, Asians, transexuals, homosexuals, ambidexterous people, recent immigrants, Latvians and Okinawans, and redheads!!

Is this really MONTANA???? That is the kind of crap I would expect in New Jersey!!!!!


39 posted on 03/14/2014 12:03:12 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: ZULU
Is this really MONTANA????

Must be an invasion from California.......

40 posted on 03/14/2014 12:04:55 PM PDT by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: massmike

If they pass this, eventually it will lead to women losing the vote.

I cannot express how much I loathe feminism.


41 posted on 03/14/2014 12:05:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: massmike

Well, they shut their borders.


42 posted on 03/14/2014 12:05:19 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: massmike

Title IX strikes the politicians


43 posted on 03/14/2014 12:06:55 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: massmike
Folks think Montana is a Red state..its purple at best and going blue.

To many damn out of staters moving in...

44 posted on 03/14/2014 12:10:56 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: massmike

Crossing Montana off my potential states to move too.

If they are this stupid, no telling what else they will mess up on.


45 posted on 03/14/2014 12:25:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: massmike

no, no, no!

First!
No white, straight, Christian men allowed....AT ALL!
Second:
No white, straight, Christian women allowed....AT ALL!
Next:
Each must posses at least one minority and one deviant trait, to qualify for membership.
The deviant trait is necessary to protect against the possibility of the occasional conservative nature of a member of a minority.


46 posted on 03/14/2014 12:33:42 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Ohioan

It could be done. Only one way I can see.

Divide state into 100 districts (or whatever number). Each district has two seats. One for which only men can run, the other for only women.

So at each election, a Democratic man would run against a GOP male for the male seat, and a Democratic women against a GOP female for the female seat.

It would work. Kind of stupid, but it could be made to work.

Then instead of the media reporting on the 97th district rep as (R), it would be (R, F).


47 posted on 03/14/2014 12:33:50 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: massmike

And they call Montana a conservative state. LOL!!!!


48 posted on 03/14/2014 12:58:12 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Beagle8U

This is dumb and stupid because it is not implementable! This would mean either the state gets to choose who can be on the ballot or who will be “accepted” after voting. Either way, the people will be robbed of whom they want representing them - the government does not get to decide that.

Insanity.

I bet this was driven by the women, even though it could come back to bite them (if they were majority). This is an “equality” thing, now the LGBT crowd will be demanding 20% of the seats too, this is far too hetero-normative!!!!

Maybe if you lose because of a quota you could decide to “turn gay” and have the sexual identity of the opposite sex. Would you then be ok?

Do these people actually think it through? ...head hurts.


49 posted on 03/14/2014 1:32:59 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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After all, we have had such good luck with quotas and affirmative hiring........spit


50 posted on 03/14/2014 8:00:08 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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