Ruling Class Upset Over Citizens Redistricting in California

Sherry Jeffe over at NBC LA:

…The outcry that followed the Commission’s first draft of new district lines seemed to knock the new approach off-kilter.

Latino leaders demanded more districts, to reflect their increasing demographic and political clout (not to mention the mandate of the federal Voting Rights Act).

Their cries of “Foul!” were echoed by Republicans worried that, because of the state’s changing demographics, their new districts will include dangerously high numbers of Latinos—not a GOP-friendly voter group.

African-American activists decried proposed boundaries that could lead to fewer black lawmakers. L.A.’s Westside is reeling from the possible loss of at least one of the most powerful Jewish-Americans in Congress…

Here’s the thing, Jeffe clearly considers this bad – bad that the citizens commission didn’t make more Latino districts, didn’t make more black districts, may force GOPers to compete for hispanic votes, that an entrenched Los Angeles politician might lose his life-seat.  To me, this is all just great – and, in fact, the more “screwed up” the commission makes the districts, the better.

You see, what Jeffe – and everyone else who is either of the Ruling Class or unable to break free and start thinking independently – doesn’t realize is that having things made messy is a feature of a democratically governed republic, not a bug.  It is supposed to be like that – we’re not supposed to have life-long, professional politicians and their aids working things out for us.  We’re supposed to do it all on our own – with untrained, inexperienced regular folks just getting together to hash it out and then going back to be citizens living under the laws they made.

Bill Buckley once opined that he’d rather be governed by the first 100 names in the phone book than an Ivy League faculty – and he said this because, at bottom, he knew that was the way it is supposed to be.  Self rule must be just that – we, the people, ruling ourselves.  Sure, representative democracy…but the people who represent us are supposed to be us.  You know, send your neighbor Fred to Congress for a couple years and then send Nancy and after that maybe Jeff down the block.  We’re not supposed to have 18 term House members who are so entrenched that they start to seek a chosen successor when senility finally makes them incapable of spending other people’s money.

And we’re not supposed to be carved up by skin color, religious affinity or anything like that.  We’re supposed to be carved up by the area we live in, because it is a certainty that people living in a given area have similar interests.  That is why districts are supposed to be compact – not drawn with part of the district going down the middle of a street so that two entirely different areas can be stitched together to give a hack politician an easy ride to re-election.

Furthermore, inexperienced politicians can’t be crooks on the same level as career politicians.  It takes time to both learn how to steal on a grand scale, as well as to develope the ego necessary to think you should.  You have a worry that Congressional staffers would then really be in charge?  Simple – get rid of the Congressional staffers.  Make the Congressmen write their own bills and answer their own constituent mail…that will tell us who can put together a coherent sentence all on their own.  It’ll also give them less time to think up laws to impose on us, as well as less time to grand stand on fashionable issues.

Enough of this elitist mentality – as well as the serf mentality which sustains it.  Are we Americans, or not?  Have we even an ounce of the blood of Washington, Jefferson and Madison in us?  If we do, then it is time we proved it – by taking our government back.

19 thoughts on “Ruling Class Upset Over Citizens Redistricting in California

  1. js July 20, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    its not realistic to talk about self rule when the state promotes illegal immigration and includes the illegals in thier redistricting demographics…

    it effectively advances the socialist agenda to rule by any means necessary…if they cannot find a way to install a socialist under our constitution…they just bend the rules and reconstitute the population…

    • neocon1 July 20, 2011 / 3:53 pm

      we have become a balcanized nation.
      Every special group demands “representation” from their group only.
      The beginning of the end of the republic.
      Thanks to leftist/commie donkrats, open borders and the welfare state.

  2. thomasg0102 July 20, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    neo,

    why don’t you keep clinging to your gun and bible.

    we are not a balkanized nation you doofus. we are a melting pot, if you don’t like that, get out.

    • neocon1 July 20, 2011 / 4:13 pm

      tommisgasbagger

      sure we are and I DONT like it.
      leave? MAKE ME
      I will have both my Bible and my GUNS at the ready when you marxist/commie loudmouths do 🙂

      OOH RAH!!
      DO or DIE!!

      • thomasg0102 July 20, 2011 / 5:02 pm

        and there you have it ladies and gentlemen, neo, the resident racist doesn’t like the fact that this nation was founded by immigrants and is a melting pot.

        He would rather have an all white nation.

        Is there any doubt as to why minorities by and large vote democrat??

      • Dvindice July 20, 2011 / 10:07 pm

        There is a little more to racism that simply posting things that you don’t want to read thomas.

        It is not immigrants and those seeking to move to America that is the problem. It is the people that are comeing here illegally that are the problem. However, go ahead and ignore the illagally part and just focus on the parts that support your strawmen.

      • thomasg0102 July 21, 2011 / 12:23 am

        Ummm did you read what he wrote?

        Neo didn’t say that he doesn’t like illegals, he said quite honestly that he doesn’t like the fact that we are a melting pot. Period.

        Don’t try to make excuses for the resident racist, instead, show some courage and call him out.

        Thanks for playing

      • neocon1 July 21, 2011 / 9:22 am

        tommiegasbag

        Neo didn’t say that he doesn’t like illegals, he said quite honestly that he doesn’t like the fact that we are a melting pot. Period.

        YOU LIE!

        I do not like murderers, rapists, thieves, looters or any criminal or criminal group.
        what about *I-L-L-E-G-A-L* dont you understand Moron?
        I love the concept of a melting pot but there are undeniably groups who wont or haven’t assimilated therefore leading this country towards bulcanization.
        did you even read the article?
        my answer was I dont like this bulcanization of our country and I dont like criminals living off OPM = MY TAX DOLLARS.

        NEXT STRAWMAN LIE?

        PS loved the Raaaaacist card cute.

      • thomasg0102 July 21, 2011 / 10:11 am

        neoracist,

        this is exactly what you said to my comment about the nation being a melting pot and NOT being balkanized.

        sure we are and I DONT like it.
        leave? MAKE ME

        hmmm…I wonder what that means? nowhere does it say you don’t like illegals but love the melting pot. nowhere does it say you don’t like criminals but love the melting pot.

        any reasonable person would read your statement and understand it to mean you’re simply a racist and you don’t like immigrants period.

        so at least own up to your statement and admit it fake marine. A real marine owns up to his words.

      • neocon1 July 21, 2011 / 10:41 am

        tommygasbagger

        any reasonable person would read your statement and understand it to mean you’re simply a racist and you don’t like immigrants period.

        you are one Fn stupid SOB, but that is no news to any one here.
        you consider your self “reasonable”?
        Bwaaaaaa ha ha ha
        a Fn LOON is more like it
        OOH RAH

      • Sunny July 21, 2011 / 11:55 am

        “you are one Fn stupid SOB, but that is no news to any one here.
        you consider your self “reasonable”?
        Bwaaaaaa ha ha ha
        a Fn LOON is more like it” Neo

        Serious question – you proclaim your Christianity quite often on this blog. Do you use this mouth to speak to God? You may shorten words and use capitalized letters but everyone here (including Mark) knows what you are saying.

      • neocon1 July 21, 2011 / 12:47 pm

        scummy

        You may shorten words and use capitalized letters but everyone here (including Mark) knows what you are saying.

        Really?
        tell me scummy exactly what do I *”REALLY”* mean?
        do you have ESPn? or a crystal balls

      • neocon1 July 21, 2011 / 12:50 pm

        scummy

        You may shorten words and use capitalized letters but everyone here (including Mark) knows what you are saying.

        What does FUBO mean?

        We are frequently asked this question, and it’s actually a 2-part question, see the answers below.
        What is the meaning behind FUBO?

        http://www.fubowear.com/servlet/the-template/fubomeaning/Page

      • Dvindice July 21, 2011 / 10:43 pm

        Nice tompuke… twisting words round like that…

        Next

    • neocon1 July 20, 2011 / 4:19 pm

      tommygasbagger

      seems not much “melting” going on in the black innercitys, hispanic communities, cuban communities, Jewish commuinties.
      just a lot of “victimization”,looting of OPM, and demands for more while paying nothing into the system
      balkinization!!

    • neocon1 July 20, 2011 / 4:27 pm

      RUT RO

      Man’s call for Obama assassination is free speech, not crime, court rules
      July 19, 2011 | 4:27 pm

      A La Mesa man who posted racial epithets and a call to “shoot” Barack Obama on an Internet chat site was engaging in constitutionally protected free speech, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in overturning his criminal conviction.

      It was perfectly fine during W’s tenure, so why not now?

      http://www.binscorner.com/pages/d/death-threats-against-bush-at-protests-i.html

      • Green Mountain Boy July 20, 2011 / 4:59 pm

        Did this come out of the 9th circuit court of appeals?, sorry dont have much time to look at links. They are a very liberal and strange lot. Maybe they all rented “Death of a president” Last night and felt all guilty like.

  3. RetiredSpook July 20, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    and after that maybe Jeff down the block.

    Nooooooo!!!! Anyone but Jeff.

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