We do not have unlimited land that can be just staked out by claiming it anymore, why should a rural recluse in the back woods of West Virginia who along with 6 other cousins inherited a dirt cheap plot of land his trailer sits on from his peepaw have the right to vote while a teacher and a fireman who cannot afford the price of property in NYC would not have the same opportunity?
This concept is regressive, and would ultimately lead to a disproportionate representation based on what areas had lower property values, this is no red herring, this is an innate flaw in your concept, our nation has changed in the last 235 years, land is a not anywhere even close to a viable barometer for the right to vote, it is mostly owned by banks and business interests, aside from people who are sedentary and have remained on their familial plot of land for generations, we do not own our land, and just a desire to pick up and move, or to change neighborhoods or to attempt to move up in our soceity and relying on taking out a loan to do so would mean potentially sacrificing the right to vote.
Talk about tyranny of the few, your idea is horrifically dated, and horrifically flawed
Last edited by marduc; 07-12-10 at 12:39 AM.
I'd buy 10 acres, split it up into 1 square inch plots and give them away to every poor, muslim, hispanic, black, gay, or highly educated person in the country just to piss you off.
Last edited by marduc; 07-12-10 at 12:41 AM.
The desirable land was snatched up, we built these things called cities where many of us happen to live and work in now, and in the process we enhanced and developed this land and created this thing we like to refer to as an infrastructure that enables us to live on this land more effectively and does crazy things like magically whisks away our **** and allows for high population densities that has been integral to our status as a world powerhouse and is a crucial component that distinquishes us from what we now refer to colloquially as "third world countries"
Our nation is what is today due to urbanization, and although there are numerous other reasons it is our urbanization that ultimately destroys any semblance of feasibility a contemporary implementation of your idea may have even had in the first place.
Last edited by marduc; 07-12-10 at 01:42 AM.