"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
A maximum of four electoral votes per state.What do you mean by "a cap at four per state." A cap of what?
Maybe .. maybe not. One can hope that the non Tea Party people join the Dems to block them out.But I can't see the GOP allowing the TP to hold them hostage anymore. Not after Akin and Mourdock cost them the Senate.
*- mandatory asterisk on anything involving Florida
But I agree that the electoral college should be reworked. As it stands, big cities don't have any voice in the matter. NYC, LA, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, San Antonio, Detroit, Boston. None of them in swing states. Who would ever go there to campaign?
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Accession meaning the opposite of secession. If you feel I'm misusing the word, that's fine but I'm not interested in semantics here.Self determination is entirely possible to be ignored in our current system. Adding another imbalanced state like Puerto Rico will not help in that regard.
I'm also not sure what secession and accession has to do with each other.
You're basically worried that it throws off the electoral balance. Get your head out of the 1850s. We don't have to worry about slave states vs. free states anymore. Red states vs. Blue states is just as bad, only more flawed. Why should the will of the people of Puerto Rico (or the District of Columbia, for that matter) be held hostage to the power demands of the Republican party. Besides which, why assume they'd vote Democratic? The current Governor (who is elected) is a Republican (name is different in PR, but they are members of the RNC).
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