Tuesday, September 06, 2011
It is no leap in logic that the House has always been inherently the most democratic aspect of any of the three branches of federal government. Its modest length of term, number of members based on a formula of districts structured on population, and the simple fact that it is the only body or office that was decided by direct election from its very conception make this indisputable. So, political sensibilities and attempts to dismiss it as hyperbolic posturing aside, what are we really saying with our indictment that the House’s makeup and attitudes contribute to our problems?
Comment: This is an op-ed piece simply asking how democracy can be an answer to the belief of a "broken system" if it is practiced in an unprincipled, unquestioned fashion.
Posted by John at 1:06 PM