Skip to comments.Montana ballot measure urging equal number of men, women in Legislature passes first test
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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Commenter at link thinks one of the reasons to have more women onboard is they tend to vote for more government.
WTF? In Montana?
How is this even close to constitutional?
Lots of lefties in Montana I mean look at their senators
I know it is a cold winter, obviously a bunch of people’s brains have frozen in Mt.
“What’s next? A quota for Race, Sexual Pref, etc., etc?”
Is there any doubt?
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?”
That ought to do down well in Disrict 5.
Guess it’s been Californicated.
Well let’s hope an equal number of men and women vote this stupid thing down.
What about Transgendereds? Aren’t they going to have to include slots for them as well?
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.
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’.
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.
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
And those who choose each day which “gender” to be.
And Furries!!! Don’t forget Furries.
Typical idiocy of the left. No points for merit, hard work, individual accomplishment. All about sex, race, “equality”. Unreal.
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?
I’ll take a Conservative female over a Liberal male any time.
Stupid rule nonetheless.
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?
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?
How is this even enforceable?
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.
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.
It would only be correct to require that an equal number of men, and women, vote.
Not even remotely constitutional.
Will Kali accept an equal number of party members?
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?
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”
I’m the only member of the Ralphistarian race in Montana, so I should get to have my own representative.
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!
This country has gone nuts. What are they eating/drinking?
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 Buttes 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.
Equality is not fair.
No kidding, what ever happened to just getting QUALIFIED ‘people’ in office?
My immediate thought. How in the world could this even remotely be constitutional?
I wonder if this law specifies outcomes of genetic test results that determine M or F?
Neither is a federal court forcing gay marriage on a state
These women are bred in schools and colleges and media
Soon you will see quota for gays, pedophiles, adult babies, Communists, and Socialists in.the Montana house.
Well, they could include all the freaks that are LGBT and afford equal slots for each perversion.
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."
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..