"The whole "us verses them/right verses left" mentality is childish; leave that crap in the sporting arena and understand that political discussions are no place for torrid, angry argument, rather rational dialogue whereby we may deepen and hone our own beliefs. Anyone declaring "liberalism" or "conservatism" as finite terms distinguishing absolute morality is grossly misguided and closed minded. They're just words; and we're just people. Political positions aren't sports teams." - TitoSparks
Is there any logic (beside campaign logic) whatsoever in the shapes of these districts?
Should Gerrymandering end?
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In the science world, so many things are not as they seem. That has proven far more likely than evolution ever has, to speak scientifically.
Endurance in learning.
Consistency in thought.
Power in action.
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Term limits for a legislative body are a bad idea. You wind up with too many unknown candidates, with the result that you could be as likely right throwing a dart over your shoulder. Consider, too, that a legislator, whether state or federal, has to convince a whole bunch of other people that he has a good idea.
And executive can do a lot of things by fiat. Appointing judges is a good example. Look at the whackjobs that Bush the Lesser stuck us with.
Without term limits, we might even have wound up with a POTUS whose brain had already turned to goop, but who would have had a chance to appoint a bunch more morons to the federal bench. Scarey.
I would like to see some limit on judges, at least require periodic congressional votes of confidence. Maybe 12-year VOCs for SCOTUS.