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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    Other nations seem to be able to manage said standardizations but I reckon it is all because of comm’nism.
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    I’m of course probably looking at this through the lens of someone who has to deal with disparate government systems that have to communicate between states or from states to the federal government. A lot of money is spent on just making it possible for things to talk to one another and often it...
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    But my point there is that why does every state need a different license? It is an inefficient system. Maybe the state needs to exist as a unit of the administrative execution but largely they just create duplicated effort and disconnected systems that ought to be integrated and standardized.
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    There are a small handful of states where their people benefit from laws only possible with local rule due to federal gridlock on the issue but I can’t think of a single thing local rule in Alabama does for the average person. It probably helps the Yella Fella and the forestry concerns though.
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    I‘m just not exactly sure what a state-less United States would look like. I lack the imagination for it but I am not very invested in the concept of local-rule state. Frankly, so much of what a state does is dictated by federal law it is almost silly to make too much of the...
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    I don’t think states need to exist as an administrative unit honestly. I think the local rule element is overrated or used as a way for smaller rich wealth fiefdoms to carve out their own enrichment schemes.
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    Maybe that is the solution and I’m actually not being bold enough constitutionally speaking.
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    Also part of our problem is too much of lawmaking is being put upon the courts because our current order of things has created a right-leaning gridlock. I’m trying to come up with a way to break the girdlock but also balance the courts. When I say “stuff” I really mean simply getting it to an...
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    I’d support maybe having one body with the traditional house and senate populations housed within it. You always have a built in firewall of the 100 6-year political ”upperclassmen.”
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    It is more representative because the legislative body turns over quicker than the bicameral system we use today. The electoral college is just a straight up bad system that is easily gamed and retards the ability to create a more than 2 party system.
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    You’re right about that. I’ve got a bit of Biden in me and just tell everyone to screw off and go vote for the other guys. :D
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    I mean my god folks, if you just do my first item we avoid 12 years of GWB and Trump but you’d rather tremble in your boots over the loss of some esoteric value set. This is the cowardly conservative stuff I’m talking about.
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    I disagree. I think this will create a more representative democracy, do a one time aggressive correction of an overly conservative court system, and create a more vibrant political discourse where more than 2 parties are viable.
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    What change(s) would you make to our political process, were you granted the power?

    End the electoral college. Go to a simple majority for all national elections. Absolish the senate and add the 100 seats to the house. Rebuild the entire legislature over the 6 year cycle. Add 4 seats to the supreme court and appoint 4 leftist legal minds. Do a similar expansion and left-lean...
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    Interesting Factoids From UA Athletic Budget re: (1) Football Scholarship Numbers and (2) True Profitability

    Alabama’s AD seems pretty good at hitting that yearly 3mil ”profit” though nobody in academia can profit so the money is returned to the general scholarship fund (I believe).