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    Congressional Diversity Amendment

    Should the US Constitution be amended to require that the demographics of congress reflect America's racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, sexual orientational, transgender, bodily, and psychosexual diversity?

    Don't worry about how members of congress would be elected. We could iron out those boring details later.

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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    No, quotas do little to ensure outcome. It just sounds like it does.
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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    Should the US Constitution be amended to require that the demographics of congress reflect America's racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, sexual orientational, transgender, bodily, and psychosexual diversity?

    Don't worry about how members of congress would be elected. We could iron out those boring details later.
    No because that would be limiting to who the voters could vote for and would most likely require to for the federal government to make a list of approved candidates to ensure this so called diversity.

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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    Should the US Constitution be amended to require that the demographics of congress reflect America's racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, sexual orientational, transgender, bodily, and psychosexual diversity?

    Don't worry about how members of congress would be elected. We could iron out those boring details later.
    We do not need Congressional diversity any more than we need diversity in the work place, in education, in science, or anywhere else. We need measures in place to prevent unjust discrimination, but if all those most qualified for any position happen to be black, white, purple, striped, or polka dotted, then that's who should do the job. What we need are people committed to passing, enforcing, and living under the best possible laws, regulation, and policy for everybody. What they look like should not be of any importance whatsoever. Let's go for quality and excellence instead of diversity.
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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    Howdy A

    Run the idea by Norman Lear for script approval first..... It could be a hit as big as "All In The Family". It'll need a catchy title though.

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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    Would you like our most diverse brain surgeon, to do your operation, or would you prefer our best brain surgeon, sir?

    The idea that talent is so deep and evenly distributed that one could actually survive with a diversity quota system, much less benefit from it, is absurd. Most don't care how diverse their plumber, carpenter or daycare worker is they care only about how well the job is done.
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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Would you like our most diverse brain surgeon, to do your operation, or would you prefer our best brain surgeon, sir?

    The idea that talent is so deep and evenly distributed that one could actually survive with a diversity quota system, much less benefit from it, is absurd. Most don't care how diverse their plumber, carpenter or daycare worker is they care only about how well the job is done.
    Exactly. When we put diversity ahead of excellence, competence, dedication, and quality, we diminish us all. Those less qualified, but who are hired/elected to achieve diversity, will never have the respect of their peers because they were given their position. And when we lower the standards/qualifications so a more diverse group can qualify, we will never achieve as much as we might achieve and will never achieve the excellence that we should reach for.
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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    Should the US Constitution be amended to require that the demographics of congress reflect America's racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, sexual orientational, transgender, bodily, and psychosexual diversity?

    Don't worry about how members of congress would be elected. We could iron out those boring details later.
    Oh hell no. That's one of the stupidest ideas I've ever heard.

    What the hell is "psychosexual"?

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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    Should the US Constitution be amended to require that the demographics of congress reflect America's racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, sexual orientational, transgender, bodily, and psychosexual diversity?

    Don't worry about how members of congress would be elected. We could iron out those boring details later.
    Are you looking forward to all those additional questions on the census form? I think not.
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    Re: Congressional Diversity Amendment

    one of the most idiotic idea of heard of in quite a while.....

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