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Subject:  Re: Impact of Right Wing Echo Chamber Date:  12/18/2018  6:51 AM
Author:  AlphaWolf Number:  122902 of 129697

Actually, that's exactly the purpose of the US Senate.

The House of Representatives is the place where the tyranny of the majority is intended to rule.

Both of these statements are flat out wrong. I suggest that you actually read about American history before commenting on it so you don’t look so foolish.

The purpose of giving each state 2 Senate seats was to ensure the small states that the larger states could not override their rights; to give them “equal” footing. They also gave the Senate 6-year terms so they could be a more deliberative body. It was certainly NOT designed to ensure minority rule, especially tyranny of the minority.

By the way, you may be interested to learn that originally there were only 13 states. The Founding Fathers never envisioned 50 states with so many underpopulated states.

The purpose of the House was to be more populist; to reflect the current mood of the majority of the people at the current time. That’s why House members are based on population and terms only run 2 years.

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