TPP Passes Second Reading – From Perspective of US Citizen Living in New Zealand

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We have a good reason for a bicameral system. It was a comprimise that balanced the senate, which gave lots of power to small states, with the congress, which gave more power to the large states. That need for balance still holds. I guess it depends on what kind of states or provinces you have. If they all have equal populations, you wouldn’t need a bicameral system.

In Côte d’Ivoire we are going to a bicameral system and it is being touted as more “modern.”

In any event, I agree that our system is broken.

Dan Langenkamp
From my iPhone. Please forgive any typos.

> On Nov 3, 2016, at 19:41, Matthew Langenkamp wrote: >
> Did you now much of the current system was modelled on Germany now the UK? >
> Matthew
>> On 4/11/2016, at 7:42 AM, Dobie Langenkamp wrote: >>
>> The issue of a unicameral system has never been raised in my lifetime in the US –but a good case can be made for it. Perhaps the Madisonian idea of checks and balances has been overdone. Ivory Coast is going the other way from Unicameral to Bicameral.—Love ,Dad >>