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Dennis Kucinich Says he Favors Proportional Representation

Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich was recently on the Amy Goodman radio show. Goodman asked him, “Proportional representation is really the name of the game in Sweden, right? Anyone who gets – I think it’s 4% of the vote, can be represented in Parliament. Can you comment on this? It’s a growing movement in the United States.

Kucinich replied: Well, it should happen. So, it’s really a step towards democratization, so that points of view that are held in the general populace are not squelched because they don’t reach some numerical sigificance that we call a majority. You know, majority politics are all very interesting, but what’s happening in the United States, with increasingly blurring the differences between the two parties, there’s a hunger for alternatives, and there’s a hunger for those alternatives to find a means of inclusion into the process. So, certainly, that’s one way to do it. And we need to broaden our discussion in America. When you come here (to Sweden) and you see so many different political persuasions represented, and our politics back home are monochromatic – I mean, increasingly. It’s grey, and you can’t really tell the difference. Here, you can. But at the same time, there’s a common commitment to the nation. We need to awaken those sentiments in America. And one way to do it is proportional representation.”

Thanks to Steve Hill for this information.

5 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    More EVIL.

    Ex Rep K LOVED *his* rigged gerrymander district while he was in power.

    What did K do to get P.R. when he was a gerrymander USA Rep ???

    P.R. — been around since the 1840s — repeat 1840s.
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    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

    • Casual Bystander

      Perhaps a conversion on the road to Damascus? Or are you suggesting something a bit more nefarious?

      • Demo Rep

        The gerrymander MONSTERS love P.R. ONLY IF they are OUT of P-O-W-E-R.

        For any clueless folks on this list- the USA Congress and ALL 50 State legislatures and many local regimes are all EVIL and VICIOUS gerrymander oligarchies — since 1776

        — filled with lots of Stalin and Hitler clones in the various de facto one party safe seat rigged pack/crack gerrymander districts.

        Lots of reformers and the know-it-all media idiots are brain dead ignorant about P.R.

        Result – the USA is now on the verge of Civil WAR II — between the left / right gangsters — both playing for PERMANENT control of the various regimes.

    • If it’s true that 4% is the threshold in Sweden than let’s hope that this number won’t catch on in the USA.

      The 2% threshold in Israel and the 5% threshold in Germany are good examples of how pure proportional representation isn’t really being understood and implemented correctly.

      The 99% vs 1% is another misinterpretation of the potential unity that actually leads people astray for decades and decades. They’re all so off-target and missing the easy source for correct information.

      Can’t they just google that and solve this problem once and for all?

      The USA Parliament has been using pure proportional representation for 19 consecutive years and it works fine.

      Today we at the 9th USA Parliament have officially cemented a unity coalition between the World Respublica of Earth and World Democratic Parties.

      These are exciting time in the United States of America.

      Won’t you join us?
      http://www.usparliament.org

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