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Old 5th February 2020, 11:01 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
One of the cures for that is an unelected upper house, but for some reason the US has done away with that.
I think its time to admit that a bunch of those reforms in the early 20th century that collectively made the government more democratic, haven't really worked out all that well. Really just primaries, the popular election of senators' and the veneer of popular vote for the presidency.
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Old 5th February 2020, 11:06 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
IOW you haven't kept up.
Your argument is and always has been one of denial. Even the inter party disputes over their varying support for purer forms of progressivism and 'conservative' factions within the democratic party demonstrates as much with out getting into the other side. Political parties are as much comprised of humans as any other and humans have imperfect tendencies that make them corruptable. Being unable to even acknowledge that makes it difficult to find common ground
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Old 5th February 2020, 12:01 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
If I'm a member of a union do I have to pay dues?

If I'm a member of a union does the union have a say in how I do my job on a functional level?

If you answer "yes" to both of those questions I fail to see how my characterization is false.
Exactly what do mean by this?
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