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Reply #6: This is so very important. Representative government forces this situation. [View All]

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-30-07 11:18 AM
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6. This is so very important. Representative government forces this situation.
It is the very foundation of democracy, and essential to its function. If the representative element is removed, the system's success collapses in principle. How many DUers could do Senator Dorgan's job in red North Dakota, where about 2/3 of voters selected him and Bush? His job, literally, is representing the 2/3 of North Dakotans who voted for Bush.

Our representatives do not live on Mars. They are in families here on earth, just like everyone else. (If in ND, they practically all know each other too!) When the collective world view tide turns, they are in the same current as everyone, in most ways. I have not heard any Dem bashing saying, "But, they are not representing their district well!"
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