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Old 08-10-2009, 01:18 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
The spirit of the idea is good. The problem would become the abuse by the acorns of the world that abuse such things. I doubt that it could be fairly implemented.

The relationship of the elected to their constituencies is akin to that of the electoral college to the electorate, it's balance. The framers correctly foresaw the abuse and fraud that could ensue from direct democracy. We are, in fact, a representative republic. We are not a democracy. Interesting, the names of the parties, huh?
The ACORNs of the country would be eliminated if not of their own accord, then by elimination of the need for them to register for party members as the two current parties would be removed.

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