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Erik B
  • Erik B
  • Sacramento, CA
  • United States

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Get Congressmembers to argue in favor of their opposing viewpoint.

To deal with the polarization of Congress, I propose the idea of starting the process of rational intelligence. I want Congress to set up a rule that forces them to argue in favor of their opposing viewpoint. Democrats argue in favor of Republican positions and Republicans argue in favor of Democrat viewpoints. We must balance our heavily masculine American society with feminine principles.

See my video (http://youtu.be/gFUBrQtZjrE) and the 4 TED talks to educate yourself on the background behind polarization in Congress and what you can do about it.

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  • Apr 17 2013: I understand what you are saying.

    I guess I'd rather spend my vote on the integrity of the individule/party rather than on any single policy that might not be relevant four years from now. And if I was voting based on a policy, I'd need to be very sure that they fully understand the argument agains their policy.

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