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    Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Because of gerrymandering should the US go to a parliamentary system?

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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Because of gerrymandering should the US go to a parliamentary system?
    Wont prevent gerrymandering.
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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Wont prevent gerrymandering.
    We could do away with Congressional districts .

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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    We could do away with Congressional districts .
    No, you need districts to have a parliamentary system. The problem is not the system, it is how it is carried out.

    A district should be about population size only. But in the US there are so many consideration's that it is beyond idiotic.
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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    No, you need districts to have a parliamentary system. The problem is not the system, it is how it is carried out.

    A district should be about population size only. But in the US there are so many consideration's that it is beyond idiotic.
    Why wouldn't a winner take all system for the state not work for the House of Reps. The number of reps determined by population?

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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Why wouldn't a winner take all system for the state not work for the House of Reps. The number of reps determined by population?
    That just makes two houses of congress with both based on at large elections.
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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Because of gerrymandering should the US go to a parliamentary system?
    Why would anyone want a parliamentary system? You lose a vital control of the Executive that is very difficult to recapture.

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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    But in the US there are so many consideration's that it is beyond idiotic.
    Which are you thinking of?

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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Why wouldn't a winner take all system for the state not work for the House of Reps. The number of reps determined by population?
    Would make elections non local and very expensive to do if every candidate would have to run for a whole state. Take California, you would have say 70 seats and 300 people running for those seats. Local issues would be out the window, and low population density areas would be ignored. Could you imagine the TV debates?

    No instead there should a totally independent board of experts should set up and maintain the districts based on certain factors everyone can agree on.

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    Every district has to be continuous. Yes sounds stupid but is actually important. Right now there are several districts that are split over many areas and none of them are connected.

    Each district has to have a population of say approx 500k. No consideration for race, religion or past political standing.

    This works in Scandinavia, so why on earth cant it work in the US?
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    Re: Should the US go to a parliamentary system

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Which are you thinking of?
    race and political leaning are the two main ones.
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