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Utilitarianism vs. Majoritarianism

Advocates for voting reform seem to fall by and large into two camps, the Majoritarians and the Utilitarians. The difference is well illustrated by the example of “Everybody Loves Raymond”. Let’s say the election for Governor of Virginia has three … Continue reading

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In Favor of Enforcing Immigration Laws

The citizens need a system of laws that will protect all workers from abuse. So, no human trafficking, no slavery. All people physically present must enjoy the protection of the laws. Winking at illegal immigration creates a class of people … Continue reading

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If Someone Comments On Your ‘blog, Do You See The Comment?

In the title of http://ronsspot.org/rep-kevin-mccarthy-applauds-synagogue-shooting/ , the author accuses this McCarthy congresscritter, but the body of the post doesn’t seem to explain just where McCarthy supposedly applauded the thing that the title accuses him of having applauded.

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Response to Paul Cohen on “Balanced Approval Voting”

This is in reply to https://www.opednews.com/articles/Opposites-by-Paul-Cohen-Alternative_Approval-Voting_Balanced-Voting_Logic-181020-376.html#comment714429 I suppose Paul Cohen agrees with me that the current voting system used for virtually all (or entirely all) single-winner elections in the US, namely the choose-one plurality system, is not democratic, not democratic-republican, … Continue reading

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Response to Common Cause’s Proposals for a Democratic Republic

But you aren’t talking about the most important factors, both of which are mathematical: – the constraints on what is regarded as a valid ballot, and – the tally characterized as a mathematical function from the valid ballots to the … Continue reading

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Gangsterism

A headline today in the New York Times says that North Korea calls the US statements “Gangster-like”. How could anyone familiar with both US foreign policy and gangster behavior disagree?

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Celebrate the Declaration of Independence

By Cassandra Pax and William Waugh On this fourth of July of 2018, we read the Declaration of Independence of July 4th, 1776, where one of its more prominent complaints against the British monarch is “for depriving us in many … Continue reading

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