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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:22 PM

How much do we need tax reform and election reform?

Which of those two are the most important? Tax reform or election reform?

And where you rate these two issues in the top ten issues in our country?

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Reply How much do we need tax reform and election reform? (Original post)
kentuck Nov 2012 OP
Agnosticsherbet Nov 2012 #1
kentuck Nov 2012 #2
Agnosticsherbet Nov 2012 #4
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #3

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:30 PM

1. Because reforming the elections would require a Constitutional Amendment...

it is more important to reform taxes to a more progressive system, which doesn't require a constitutional amendment.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:33 PM

2. But if your elections are not to be trusted??

Then a new tax system would be for naught.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:50 PM

4. Elections, in accordance with the Constitution, are handled by the states.

Some oversight of states with long traditions of locking out minorities does occur. The voting rights law is actually up for review by the SCOTUS, and I would not be surprised if they struck it down.

Elections are handled by the states. Even if Democrats controlled the House, there is little they could do except attempt to amend the Constitution. It would still require 38 states to ratify an amendment, and they will not reduce their own power.

Election reform must be handled on a state by state basis. It is too difficult to amend the Constitution as can be seen from the history of the Equal Right Amendment that was passed in 1972 and still need to two states to ratify.

If you are in a state that had big problems this past election cycle, get together with people and begin a push to reform your states voter laws. Otherwise, it will not get done.

Some thing are simply beyond our power.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:35 PM

3. REVOLUTION

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