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Thursday, January 12, 2006

A Congressional Jury 

Now here's an interesting idea... from TCS Daily:

Charles Madigan, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, recently asked his readers to send in suggestions for a new Newt Gingrich-style Contract with America. He was looking for ideas for changes in our political business-as-usual, changes that would improve the performance of the federal government. The resulting column was published last Sunday.
My suggestion was for an amendment to the Constitution: Members of the House of Representatives shall be chosen each two years by lot from among the adult citizens of each congressional district.

Like the author of the article... I'm having a hard time coming up with any cons for this idea. Granted it would be difficult for those who are chosen, since they'd have to give up their jobs for a couple years... but really... it would be no different than someone in the National Guard who is called to service.


I like it.

Except I think it would just result in pushing power even further into the Senate.

  Posted at January 12, 2006 6:05 PM by Anonymous elliot  
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