Black People Politics : Bicameralism and the intent to limit democracy

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  1. Shikamaru

    Shikamaru Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bicameralism

    Commons does not mean the common people, the vulgar.
    Commons is short for communitas or communities.
    Serfs, cottagers, villagers, and villeins did not have recognized rights until some 500 or so years after the Magna Carta.

    Sounds like they weren't very keen on democracy.
    Sounds like built in aristocracy.

    Note the red highlighted passage is a property qualification.

    For the majority of U.S. history, State legislatures elected senators and not the general electorate.

    This would make sense in that senators were representatives of the State.
     
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