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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    That may be, and in a way knowing how racist the US can be... I understand it.. but both parties and the GOP especially, have abused the system to such a degree that it has gone beyond giving a voice to minorities and is being used to secure future political power.. and that is just wrong. Hence take out the political aspect in districting.
    But its fair according to the people, so whats the problem? If you drew a square around Jacksonville, a white male would always win and 50% of the voters would always lose ideologically. Democrats wanted a black person so they carved out this odd shape to make sure a black person would win. And now you have a democrat district and a republican district, so the people are happy. Except the judges, who have a different standard of fair.

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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    Sooooo, we all agree that this is a good thing, right?
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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Gerrymandering - the fundamental key to progressiveism. If you can't beat em' draw a line.
    BOTH sides do it. What we need is a simple bit of computer software to set voting district boundaries. Let it throw out a half dozen different proposals for each area and have the appropriate governing body choose which one to accept.
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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I dont really see how you do it any different. Whats fair?
    Term limits, it eliminates the need for it, not entirely but largely.

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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Sooooo, we all agree that this is a good thing, right?
    No, I have said that there are valid points to the way the districts are drawn. I think the actual problem is the lack of transparency, the parties making secret deals.

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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    Quote Originally Posted by prometeus View Post
    Term limits, it eliminates the need for it, not entirely but largely.
    We do have term limits in Florida for the people drawing the districts, thought not tight enough. They just jump branches instead.

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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    Quote Originally Posted by prometeus View Post
    Term limits, it eliminates the need for it, not entirely but largely.
    I agree. 2 terms for Senators, and 5 terms for Representatives.
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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I agree. 2 terms for Senators, and 5 terms for Representatives.
    Thats still too long. One term is enough. Elect reps, they go in for a short session, and go home. This would work best under the govt as limited by the constitution, not the behemoth we have today.

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    Re: Judge throws out Florida's congressional map

    We already have term limits, they're called elections.
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