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spencerflem  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Roe v Wade is Officially Overturned

With a majority in the Senate willing to do something, we could:

- Add additional states or split states. In all fairness California should be at least 4. Texas, Florida, and New York at least 2. DC and Puerto Rico deserve states.

- Add additional voting rights laws, declare holidays, etc. Prevent the sort of disenfrisement happening in Texas & elsewhere

- Add additional seats in the house! Saw a really cute proposal saying we should have like 10,000 to match the same ratio of representatives to population we had when the country was founded. This doesn't need an amendment it could just happen. And then gerrymandering and bribery is basically impossible

- Interstate compact for Popular Vote (could happen)

- Pack the courts. Controversial but possible?

none of this stuff is going to happen unless we really really make it happen. So I'm not holding my breath. But it isn't totally impossible





mk  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think we should just cut a few under-performing states. Is it a right to be a part of the United States or a privilege? I mean, really, is it fair to the other states that some don't pull their weight but get more tax dollars per citizen?

spencerflem  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I mean honestly I agree. Feel like adding states is more politically feasible though.

And once there's a more equitable split of senators we won't have to pander to the Midwest as much

mk  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey we Michiganders are reasonable people.

spencerflem  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ok maybe just West?

Whatever North Dakota is. Their 800k population is sure worth a lot more than Cali's 40,000k