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    Patient Zero Birds Away's Avatar

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    Oregon Governor Orders State Police to Apprehend Republican State Senators.


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    .... Because they left in order to prevent a vote on climate change legislation.

    Similar to that thing Democrats did in Indy a few years back.
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    In the history of legislatures, this is not entirely unusual.
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    Let the people who will be affected vote on it.

    I know. Crazy talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatin Since 87 View Post
    Let the people who will be affected vote on it.

    I know. Crazy talk.
    Where do you draw the line? Which issues require a direct vote of the people and which can be handled by their representatives?

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    So now in Oregon if you don’t show up for work the State Police are going to be dispatched ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birds Away View Post
    Where do you draw the line? Which issues require a direct vote of the people and which can be handled by their representatives?
    Good question. Let the representatives deal with foreign policies and budget, the citizens can vote on societal issues
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    I'm not a big fan of referendums. The citizenry is, by and large, ignorant of a lot of things and way too easily influenced. Prove me wrong.

    While a representative republic has its flaws, I'll take it any day. Honestly "get something done" is a horrible goal of government. We should embrace gridlock.

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    So now in Oregon if you don’t show up for work the State Police are going to be dispatched ?
    Does you job happen to be as a legislator where you swore an oath to represent your constituents?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoughMade View Post
    I'm not a big fan of referendums. The citizenry is, by and large, ignorant of a lot of things and way too easily influenced. Prove me wrong.

    While a representative republic has its flaws, I'll take it any day. Honestly "get something done" is a horrible goal of government. We should embrace gridlock.



    Does you job happen to be as a legislator where you swore an oath to represent your constituents?
    Another good point, but what prevents the minority party from never attending? Much like this instance, what keeps them from avoiding it until their party is the majority? The threat of not being re-elected? As you said, the citizenry is ignorant, and would have no problem voting those people back in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatin Since 87 View Post
    Another good point, but what prevents the minority party from never attending? Much like this instance, what keeps them from avoiding it until their party is the majority? The threat of not being re-elected? As you said, the citizenry is ignorant, and would have no problem voting those people back in.
    State Police.

    Again, this situation is hardly unique. It seems pretty archaic to run away and then send police to arrest legislators....but streamlined efficiency is not what I expect, or what I want, when it comes to passing more laws.

    Last edited by HoughMade; 06-24-2019 at 14:57.
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