Should Congress be made smaller in order to lower the possibilities of political gridlock?
What would you choose, a smaller Congress that offers less representation but quicker decisions, or a larger Congress (like we have now) that offers more representation but more time wasted making decisions?
You could also ask whether a person favors an autocracy (rule by one person; may or may not be elected), or true plural democracy (achieved virtually; ofc).
Ultimately though, Americans are railroaded into two fairly similar political directions. Even Weimar Germany had 8 major parties. The Nazi Party, before the burning of the Reichstag, had gained a 'substantial' plurality by having 38%.
I would suggest that we have a larger congress, only if we as a people changed to support more political parties.
Would decision making be slower? Yes. Less governance is good governance in my opinion, and the only things passed would be emergency measures, trully beneficial law, or (in the worst case) incredibly ugly compromise bills.
by JOC 2 hours ago
First Benghazi used to discredit Clinton, now the GOP in Congress using the Strzok text messages to imply corruption in the FBI and Mueller probes. Gowdy gets 15 minutes to grill Strzok, well past the five allotted to Congressmen, all to put on a political show.
by ptosis 17 months ago
The poorly crafted Executive Order without consulting the people who have to enforce it seems - hamfisted."Mr. Schneiderman said that the executive order was unconstitutional and that he and other attorneys general were exploring the possibility of legal action. “There may be grounds for a...
by Getrude Hillary 2 years ago
Should the US lower the voting age?
by ahorseback 5 years ago
Who didn't close Ghitmo or try terrorists as he said he would , supports drone strikes on Americans and on American soil, has continued the waring and killing of foriegn nationals on other countries land ! Where is The outrage of the liberals now and...
by Mike Russo 17 months ago
Is Trump going to govern by executive order only?He has only been president for less than a week and he has already issued a multitude of executive orders. If he continues to do this, he will be bypassing congress. The irony is, this is exactly the criticism that the GOP had about...
by Emily Lantry 8 months ago
I can't align my capsules to the right, in order to make them smaller, or to place two capsules side by side? Normally there's a little area pointing right at the top of my capsule's during editing, but right now there's only up and down and delete icons. Can anyone explain what's going on?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|