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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Fit to Be Tied: "Can we head off the possibility of a tie? The answer is yes - but the only way to do so short of a constitutional amendment is to add an odd number of seats to the House. If the size of the House were increased by one, for instance, there would be 539 members of the college, and much less chance of a tie."
If you want to read an article by a member of the intellectual university ivory tower that shows how out-of-touch with reality these creatures are, this is the one for you. The possiblities that he raises in this articles and the "disasters" he fears stem from the idea that our elected representatives are unable to make sane decisions. This thinking has led to the usurpation of the legislative authority by the elite courts, who do not think that state legislatures can be trusted to make decisions on important things, but must be prempted by the wisdom of nine men and women who suddenly become omniscient because they put on the robe of a Supreme Court Justice.

I would like to critique this article line by line, but I don't really know where to start, it is so inane. Sam Jones, the Methodist evangelist of the 19th century, once said, "Ignorance is like a round ball. There is no place to get your fingers into it."
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