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But neither party is willing to outlaw gerrymandering which can be done at the state level. There is nothing worst than knowing an election result even before the first vote is cast. Heck, in my district in Georgia I knew who was going to win for the next five elections or until redistricting takes place in 2021 after the 2020 census.
Gerrymandering is not what the founders and framers had in mind. But it is what political parties very much do and utilize to the max. It is interesting the framers and founding fathers considered political parties as factions. A bad thing. They feared sooner or later once political parties were formed, it would be the good of the party over the good of the nation. Loyalty to political party, not loyalty to country.
This Reform Party member is extremely happy to see according to Gallup that independents now make up 44% of the electorate as of 8 Jan 2017. The two major parties continue to shrink as one moves farther right, the other left. They leave more and more of middle America without a political home. They made up over 80% in the 1950's, down to 53% today.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
"Fly-over" country spoke, and The Donald is now POTUS.
Should one ascribe to such an ideological viewpoint, the skewed conclusions would likely carry weight.
Should one not be so affiliated, the conclusions should only be viewed as the ideological ramblings of agenda driven activists.
President Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. A victory born in the hearts and minds of Everyday Americans
Looking forward to when the republican senate, house, and president pass a bill outlawing gerrymandering.
Men do what they have to when they want to, Great men do what they have to, even when they don't want to.
I guess the democrat party is the democratic party