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Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test
Politics - FoxNews.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 03/17/2014 12:51:44 PM PDT by QT3.14

A ballot measure in Montana that would require an equal number of men and women to serve in the state Legislature is a step closer to getting on the November ballot.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: diversity; montana; quota; voting
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What's next? A quota for Race, Sexual Pref, etc., etc?

Commenter at link thinks one of the reasons to have more women onboard is they tend to vote for more government.

1 posted on 03/17/2014 12:51:44 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

WTF? In Montana?


2 posted on 03/17/2014 12:52:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: QT3.14

How is this even close to constitutional?


3 posted on 03/17/2014 12:52:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: QT3.14

Why?


4 posted on 03/17/2014 12:52:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: dfwgator

Lots of lefties in Montana I mean look at their senators


5 posted on 03/17/2014 12:53:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: QT3.14

I know it is a cold winter, obviously a bunch of people’s brains have frozen in Mt.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 12:53:38 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: QT3.14

“What’s next? A quota for Race, Sexual Pref, etc., etc?”

Is there any doubt?


7 posted on 03/17/2014 12:53:52 PM PDT by aquila48 (tota)
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To: QT3.14

Welcome to socialism, where everything is rationed. Including public office.

Why even have elections? Let’s have the “quota board” select all the public officers. But what will be the makeup of the “quota board?”


8 posted on 03/17/2014 12:54:53 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: QT3.14
So in District 5 a majority votes for Joe Shmo who gets 55% but Betty Hoe who got 43% wins because fewer women won in other districts.

That ought to do down well in Disrict 5.

9 posted on 03/17/2014 12:55:15 PM PDT by AU72
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To: GeronL

Guess it’s been Californicated.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 12:55:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: QT3.14

Well let’s hope an equal number of men and women vote this stupid thing down.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 12:56:11 PM PDT by Fish Speaker (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: QT3.14

What about Transgendereds? Aren’t they going to have to include slots for them as well?


12 posted on 03/17/2014 12:56:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
A little history is in order here. Montana elected Jeanette Rankin to the U.S. Senate before the 18th amendment was even voted out of congress. Her main claim to fame is as the only person in congress who voted against our entry in to both World War I and World War II.

The western states were way ahead of the rest of the country in women's rights. Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Montana were the first to give them the right to vote and hold office. Part of the motivation was because the men wanted to attract the more sturdy women from the east to come out and settle.

13 posted on 03/17/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: QT3.14

This is way, WAY beyond stupid. The only way this can possibly work is if each seat is duplicated so that there can be a male and a female from each district.

Then what do you do when the remainder of the Facebook 56 clamor for ‘equal rights’.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 12:57:20 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: QT3.14

Thanks to Progressives, this is a meaningless effort in an era when a person can legally become a black just by claiming he/she is black, or can legally become a female just by claiming he/she/it is a female.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: QT3.14

This smells of discrimination, as there are more women than men.

So Women are still being discrimiated against (sic)

BTW, I want an equal number of postal workers, barmaids and janitors also represented in Montana statehouse


16 posted on 03/17/2014 12:57:43 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: dfwgator

And those who choose each day which “gender” to be.

And Furries!!! Don’t forget Furries.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 12:59:46 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: dfwgator

Typical idiocy of the left. No points for merit, hard work, individual accomplishment. All about sex, race, “equality”. Unreal.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 1:00:13 PM PDT by albie
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To: QT3.14

So if a man is elected and there are only women slots available, is it OK if he just self identifies as a female like Brandly Mannning?


19 posted on 03/17/2014 1:01:03 PM PDT by GMMC0987
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I’ll take a Conservative female over a Liberal male any time.

Stupid rule nonetheless.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 1:01:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: QT3.14

Nuts.

Once the quota of men is filled, some guy should sue, on the grounds that he is being subjected to sex discrimination. He would lose.

But if a woman sued for the same reason, she would win.

How about a minimum number of Muslims in the legislature?


21 posted on 03/17/2014 1:01:52 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: QT3.14
Something tells me that this is meant to keep white men from running.

How can a state prevent someone from running for an office just because there are more or less men or women already elected?

Don't people have the right to choose their own representatives, regardless of what the voters in other districts have already chosen?

How can they possibly say, "Sorry. You can't vote for Mr. X because there are already too many men in the legislature?

-PJ

22 posted on 03/17/2014 1:02:33 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: QT3.14

How is this even enforceable?


23 posted on 03/17/2014 1:02:55 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dfwgator

WTF? In Montana?

No kidding! Lots of flakes do go there for the isolation (like the Unabomber), but not that many!

So, now only women will be able to run for office state wide, or certain districts, or what? Basically people won’t be able to vote for their choice of representative anymore.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 1:03:03 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Vigilanteman

And government started growing in those states as soon as women got the vote. And the federal government started growing in 1919. (Not counting the explosion of government during Wilson’s war.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 1:03:38 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: QT3.14

It would only be correct to require that an equal number of men, and women, vote.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 1:04:33 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: QT3.14

Not even remotely constitutional.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 1:05:47 PM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: QT3.14

Will Kali accept an equal number of party members?


28 posted on 03/17/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Balding_Eagle
We could solve that by giving them separate ballots and counting a man's vote as 1.1 x the value of a woman's vote . . . or whatever ratio was necessary to achieve full 50%/50% equilibrium.
29 posted on 03/17/2014 1:07:55 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: QT3.14

So if a female candidate wins an election, but the quota for female candidates has been reached, then the female that the majority of voters voted for can’t be seated?

So the choice of the voters cannot be honored?

OK.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 1:11:16 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: QT3.14

That’s kaka.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 1:12:06 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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I believe those of us over six feet tall are underrepresented in congress. It’s time we started put in signs like those at amusement parks. You know; “you must be this tall to serve in congress”


32 posted on 03/17/2014 1:16:50 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: QT3.14

I’m the only member of the Ralphistarian race in Montana, so I should get to have my own representative.


33 posted on 03/17/2014 1:17:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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For heaven sake, lets just kill all straight men, and be done with it.. Talk about overrated, as a man of the world, American Liberal Women, in general, are a gang of whining, scheming, plastic covered, shrews..

They are just plain ugly, either in their personal appearance, and/or, their blackened souls.. Conservative men, don’t breed with them, and let them dry up, and die off.. I mean REALLY!


34 posted on 03/17/2014 1:20:36 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: QT3.14

This country has gone nuts. What are they eating/drinking?


35 posted on 03/17/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT by MamaB
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"WTF? In Montana?

Western Montana has been loony since it was settles by socialist Scandanaviqns, Scots, Irish, and English in the 1880s and 1890s. In 1919 there was a communist led strike in western Montana: "The miners strike in Butte (Montana) was led by a “council of soldiers, sailors and workers” in which almost all of Butte’s trade unions participated. As in Europe, “councils” or “soviets” were being formed at that time as organizations of all the workers, transcending trade union divisions, with a view to a long struggle, but not as insurrectionary organs." Source marxism.org....

Montana has a split personality however; eastern Montana is very conservative, probably due to the number of settlers from the post-civil war south and the harshness of life there.

36 posted on 03/17/2014 1:24:46 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: QT3.14

Equality is not fair.


37 posted on 03/17/2014 1:27:17 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: QT3.14

No kidding, what ever happened to just getting QUALIFIED ‘people’ in office?


38 posted on 03/17/2014 1:30:13 PM PDT by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is one person forcing their morals on someone else.)
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To: QT3.14

The 19th Amendment was the bolt-on turbocharger for Idiocracy.
39 posted on 03/17/2014 1:33:16 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: GeronL

My immediate thought. How in the world could this even remotely be constitutional?


40 posted on 03/17/2014 1:36:05 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: QT3.14

I wonder if this law specifies outcomes of genetic test results that determine M or F?


41 posted on 03/17/2014 1:37:25 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Obadiah

Neither is a federal court forcing gay marriage on a state


42 posted on 03/17/2014 1:38:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: carlo3b

These women are bred in schools and colleges and media


43 posted on 03/17/2014 1:40:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: QT3.14

Soon you will see quota for gays, pedophiles, adult babies, Communists, and Socialists in.the Montana house.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 1:50:41 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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Well, they could include all the freaks that are LGBT and afford equal slots for each perversion.


45 posted on 03/17/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT by pfflier
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Lots of lefties in Montana

Yep. Ted Turner, Robert Redford, David Letterman, all own acreage there. Missoula has been absolutely overrun with Bay Area types.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 1:54:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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How is this even close to constitutional?

It's not.

47 posted on 03/17/2014 2:07:58 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: AU72
So in District 5 a majority votes for Joe Shmo who gets 55% but Betty Hoe who got 43% wins because fewer women won in other districts. That ought to do down well in Disrict 5.

If this passed (and it won't), and if it were held constitutional (which it won't), it wouldn't go down like that.

In New York State, the Republican State Committee was at one time composed of equal numbers of men and women. (I don't know if it still is.) The way it worked was that the state was divided into half as many districts as there were committee members; in the primary election (where party committees were elected), each district had a male-designated seat and a female-designated seat, and you voted for one "committeeman" and one "committeewoman."

48 posted on 03/17/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian; AU72
It looks like the New York GOP still has that system.
49 posted on 03/17/2014 2:16:13 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: GeronL

Feminazii, usually kill off their unborn spawn, or their partners reject their responsibility, and the children end up with their more conservative grandparents.. Liberalism is a dying breed, I’m suggesting we men expedite it by avoiding them.. I already started..


50 posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:51 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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