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Supreme Court to Hear Voting Rights Challenge: Constitutional Clash of Titans

Daniel982 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 11:25 AM
If you want an honest government: 1) Select Representatives by means of a draft lottery, qualifications for inclusion to the pool of prospective draftees to be determined by each state. 2) Repeal the 17th Amendment. Give the selection of Senators back to the state legislatures, with the addition of term limits and the right of recall by the state Governor, the state legislature, and plebiscite. 3) Remove the pay and benefits of federal legislators and staff from the federal domain. The state sending these people to Congress should be paying 'em. 4) No 'retirement pay' for federal or state legislators at any level. 5) All laws apply to legislators as well as citizens.
Pistol Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 5:37 PM
Your proposals should include selecting 10,000 lawyers at random and throwing them over Niagra Falls. At this point, you will have made a good start.

In late February, the United States Supreme Court will consider a case that invokes American history, constitutional meaning, and the realities of present-day voting in a large portion of our nation. Shelby County, Alabama has challenged the proper scope of key enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act – and though pundits are making this case racially charged, it is far more a question of the power of federal versus state governments under the Constitution.

Shelby County, Alabama is a bustling suburban county near Birmingham. It’s a remarkable, growing community, like thousands of similar communities all across America.

Yet Shelby County,...