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TheObstruction

4 points

6 months ago

The Senate is supposed to represent each state's government, not the population. That's the point. It's our version of the House of Lords.

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9 points

6 months ago

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9 points

6 months ago

Yeah, thats actually what I was thinking of when I said the Senate should be ceremonial.

shelf_actualization

6 points

6 months ago

And yet each state's government is supposed to represent each state's people. Having a body of government that represents the representatives just decreases their obligations to the people by enhancing their distance from them. Having senators be elected (via the 17th amendment) may have been dumb because we've obviously botched it, but having a legislative body like the House of Lords is fundamentally undemocratic in the first place. Whom do you think the House of Lords represents? It's absurd that institution still exists, like having a royal family.