I'm so incredibly proud of my state right now!


You're from Nebraska? That's cool. I spent 3 months there in the fall last year. Omaha, and a tiny southwestern panhandle town called Kimball. I really love the vibe of Nebraska. Definitely a conservative bastion of American tradition, but still very independent and self-determined — not a state to fall in line with how it's done everywhere else. I think it's unicameral legislature is a fascinating study in alternative governance. I tend to believe that our federal level bicameral legislature is less a reflection of the people's will and more an unnecessary brake on lawmaking and debate. But that's a pretty wildly untested hypothesis considering that every state has a bicameral body as well, save Nebraska. I learned that Nebraska did away with the upper body of state congress during World War II to save money, found it to their liking, and kept it.

posted by kingmudsy: 1509 days ago