Saturday, January 18, 2020

Some Ideas Are So Stupid That They Seem Intentionally Self-Parody

1/16/20 Daily Mail:
Harvard has released a radical proposal to fix America's broken democracy.

Researchers suggest Congress needs to pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C. to just a few core federal buildings and declaring its 127 neighborhoods as states.
These new states would add enough votes for Congress to rewrite the Constitution in a way that 'every vote counts equally' by ratifying four amendments.

The plan entails equal representation in both the Senate and the House, replacing the Electoral College with a popular vote and modifying 'the Constitution's amendment process that would ensure future amendments are ratified by states representing most Americans.'
:Broken democracy": one where the empress lost.


markshere2 said...

Broken democracy is feature, not bug.

Republic, not democracy, per founders wisdom.

Rich Rostrom said...

Reducing DC to a "Federal buildings district" is a good idea. However, it should be done over time, so Federal offices in the surrounding area can be moved in closer, replacing some of the residential and commercial areas of the District. It might also be appropriate for Virginia to cede the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery to the District.

Creating 127 states is insane.