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Unvanguard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-13-10 11:04 AM
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21. Yes. Its rules are absurd, and so is its allocation procedure. n/t
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  -Should the Senate be ABOLISHED? yurbud  Feb-12-10 05:03 PM   #0 
  - The Senate serves a valuable purpose in deciding  Warpy   Feb-12-10 05:11 PM   #1 
  - I'm not impressed with their foreign policy work either. Did they stop the Iraq War?  yurbud   Feb-12-10 05:23 PM   #6 
     - They set conditions that Stupid simply ignored.  Warpy   Feb-12-10 06:05 PM   #12 
  - I don't see how abolishing the senate could help us at all.  Mike 03   Feb-12-10 05:14 PM   #2 
  - nope.  dysfunctional press   Feb-12-10 05:15 PM   #3 
  - No, it's the fillibuster that should be abolished.  damntexdem   Feb-12-10 05:16 PM   #4 
  - Since this poll is non-binding, i'm voting my emotions  maxsolomon   Feb-12-10 05:22 PM   #5 
  - that sums it up pretty well  yurbud   Feb-13-10 10:52 AM   #14 
  - It does indeed (n/t)  mitchum   Feb-13-10 10:53 AM   #15 
  - No. They empower sparsely populated flat states that rely on agri-biz. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-13-10 10:58 AM   #18 
  - LOL!  Greyhound   Feb-13-10 11:07 AM   #23 
  - I cheated.  Captain Hilts   Feb-13-10 11:50 AM   #32 
  - Versus densly populated states (like NY) that are completely reliant on Wall St?  anonymous171   Feb-13-10 11:53 AM   #34 
     - The NYS senators represent a LOT more people than the Sens in flat states. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-13-10 06:38 PM   #42 
        - In theory they do, but is that the reality?  Sebastian Doyle   Feb-14-10 03:48 PM   #53 
  - That is their constituency.  Greyhound   Feb-13-10 11:06 AM   #22 
  - If you take them away what would lobbiest do?  liberal N proud   Feb-12-10 05:29 PM   #7 
  - I never thought I'd say this....  KonaKane   Feb-12-10 05:39 PM   #8 
  - The senate is an incredibly undemocratic institution...  MellowDem   Feb-12-10 05:42 PM   #9 
  - As it is now, I would say yes.  LuvNewcastle   Feb-12-10 05:50 PM   #10 
  - I don't even think they are arguing. If it's good for Wall Street, they do it. If its good for us,  yurbud   Feb-12-10 07:54 PM   #13 
  - the Senate is undemocratic. Ditch it.  provis99   Feb-12-10 05:50 PM   #11 
  - It's our House of Lords that grossly over empowers a small % of the population. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-13-10 10:57 AM   #16 
  - Not abolished  Mz Pip   Feb-13-10 10:57 AM   #17 
  - At the very least, D.C. should get two senators. If that isn't taxation without  change_notfinetuning   Feb-13-10 10:59 AM   #19 
  - that should be a slam dunk victory for the Democrats  yurbud   Feb-13-10 11:02 AM   #20 
  - I think it is more accurate to say that they are unwilling to lose the multitude of opportunities  Greyhound   Feb-13-10 11:11 AM   #24 
  - Yes, or give it back to Maryland. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-13-10 11:21 AM   #26 
  - Give it one House representative, but no Senators. (Wyoming should have none, too.) n/t  Unvanguard   Feb-13-10 02:24 PM   #41 
  - Yes. Its rules are absurd, and so is its allocation procedure. n/t  Unvanguard   Feb-13-10 11:04 AM   #21 
  - No, but voters should take their part of the work more seriously  havocmom   Feb-13-10 11:12 AM   #25 
  - In it's current form, yes. At the moment - with 60 votes needed on anything -  Vinca   Feb-13-10 11:23 AM   #27 
  - No; Make media fair, campaign and election reform  upi402   Feb-13-10 11:24 AM   #28 
  - Campaigning is good for democracy. We should shorten Senate terms. nt  anonymous171   Feb-13-10 11:27 AM   #29 
  - I'd rather abolish a few corporations  Jack Rabbit   Feb-13-10 11:32 AM   #30 
  - the role of the Senate dates back  melm00se   Feb-13-10 11:35 AM   #31 
  - Isn't it in the Iroquois Constitution?  Captain Hilts   Feb-13-10 11:51 AM   #33 
     - the Iroquois Constitution  melm00se   Feb-13-10 12:04 PM   #36 
        - The Great Law  H2O Man   Feb-13-10 07:57 PM   #45 
  - The Brits didn't "do away" with the House of Lords.  harkadog   Feb-13-10 12:03 PM   #35 
  - No, but I do think terms should be reduced 4 years  KingFlorez   Feb-13-10 12:11 PM   #37 
  - The filibuster is illegal according to the Constitution.  dfgrbac   Feb-13-10 12:31 PM   #38 
  - My copy of the Constitution does not say that.  harkadog   Feb-13-10 01:13 PM   #39 
     - No super-majority rule!  dfgrbac   Feb-14-10 03:40 PM   #50 
        - Article I, Section 5 says each House may determine the  harkadog   Feb-14-10 04:25 PM   #56 
           - Rules of proceedings  dfgrbac   Feb-16-10 11:38 AM   #57 
  - Just change their name to the "House of Lords", because that is how they act!  DailyGrind51   Feb-13-10 01:44 PM   #40 
  - It won't happen, but yes.  Vidar   Feb-13-10 07:30 PM   #43 
  - The Senate serves a valuable purpose - when it functions properly.  baldguy   Feb-13-10 07:53 PM   #44 
  - And give DC its due representatives  adamuu   Feb-13-10 08:06 PM   #46 
  - Our short term desires should reign supreme. Abolish it!  timeforpeace   Feb-13-10 08:07 PM   #47 
  - In order to abolish the Senate, you need 67 Senators to agree to abolish the Senate  WeDidIt   Feb-13-10 08:25 PM   #48 
  - That really shouldn't be a problem  Sebastian Doyle   Feb-14-10 03:51 PM   #54 
  - The House of Lords has not been abolished.  TheBigotBasher   Feb-13-10 08:26 PM   #49 
  - I thought so, I just saw members of the House of Lords grilling Puppy Blair.  Uzybone   Feb-14-10 03:44 PM   #52 
  - No. But it needs radical change  Uzybone   Feb-14-10 03:43 PM   #51 
  - That's some useful populism I can get behind. No campaign finance reform?  readmoreoften   Feb-14-10 04:20 PM   #55 
  - Yes, and abolish the Electoral College while you're at it too.  inna   Feb-16-10 11:48 AM   #58 

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