Skip to comments.Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test
Posted on 03/14/2014 11:08:14 AM PDT by massmikeEdited 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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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.
First step of mandating a certain number of homosexuals in the legislature.
You forgot that Congress always exempts itself from the laws it shoves down our throats.
Govern by feelings ... usually leads to very bad things.
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?
Just wait. Next it will be “the military must be 50/50”
This country is in the iron grip of feminist lesbians
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"
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?
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.
Wait.. I thought we were all Americans? ONE nation, ONE God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all?
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....
There would be more women in the legislature if they got more votes. Since people won't vote for them, we must bypass them.
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.
As we all suspect it was meant to do.
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.
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?
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!”
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??
A mandatory outcome is not a free election.
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!
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.
Way past time to stop talking and put an end to this garbage...
I can’t imagine this would survive a challenge under the 14th Amendment.
It also limits who people can choose to represent them.
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.
Patently undemocratic. Why is this happening in Montana?
“Id 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.
More takers than makers in Montana. My son who lives out there can tell you who they are.
Why, do we need more males in the Senate?
Ah, the inanity of liberals.
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.
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!!!!!
Must be an invasion from California.......
If they pass this, eventually it will lead to women losing the vote.
I cannot express how much I loathe feminism.
Well, they shut their borders.
Title IX strikes the politicians
To many damn out of staters moving in...
Crossing Montana off my potential states to move too.
If they are this stupid, no telling what else they will mess up on.
no, no, no!
No white, straight, Christian men allowed....AT ALL!
No white, straight, Christian women allowed....AT ALL!
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.
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).
And they call Montana a conservative state. LOL!!!!
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.
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.
After all, we have had such good luck with quotas and affirmative hiring........spit