Shout Box
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:13 -- no
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:12 -- And the Senate or the representatives decide state wide legislation ?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:12 -- generally speaking you nearly always vote with your party
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:12 -- fewer votes means each vote is more powerful
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:11 -- technically more
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:11 -- And a senator has as much say as a single representative?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:10 -- like 400+ to 100
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:10 -- yes
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:10 -- And there are more representatives than senators?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:09 -- yes
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:09 -- so congress is like a parliament,, and consists of the Senate and house of representatives?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:08 -- the Senate is the Upper House
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:08 -- because the duties are split
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:08 -- so why is a Senate needed when you have house of representatives?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:07 -- yes You vote directly for the candidates
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:07 -- the house and the senate together are known as Congress and are the legislative branch
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:06 -- direct election as in you guys choose the members?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:06 -- Senate is statewide (each state gets 2) House of Representatives is broken down by district and the number is based on population
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:06 -- Senate/congress/parliament I mean
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:05 -- are they even the same thing?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:05 -- direct election
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:05 -- then how is the Senate/congress /parliament chosen
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:05 -- the simplest answer is kind of
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:04 -- the presidential election is complicated
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:04 -- well everyone is different so it varies but yes usually one picks whichever of the 2 best fits
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:04 -- And you choose the president, right?
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:03 -- they have to agree in most major points of their parties?
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:03 -- but how do the individuals come into play?
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:02 -- the democrats have more points that I agree on
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:02 -- I'm sure there was a reason at some point 100+ years ago
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 17:02 -- who would choose a donkey as a symbol?
» Metazoa Zeke - 15-09-30 17:02 -- opps sorry
» Metazoa Zeke - 15-09-30 17:01 -- why?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 17:01 -- I would have to look up why I don't recall atm think the Elephant has something to do with Teddy Roosevelt
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 16:59 -- Elephant is Republica Donkey is Democrat
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 16:59 -- the Party Symbols
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 16:56 -- what's with the donkey and the elephant?
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 16:55 -- Ah I'm looking at a comparison chart now
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 16:52 -- what are first primaries? when they choose who the figurehead of the party Ia?
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 16:51 -- And the republicans are usually/always more conservative?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 16:50 -- but we are still a long way out from the first primaries so either field has a lot of potential to change
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 16:49 -- right now the main Democratic candidates are Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 16:49 -- that's the democrats, right?
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 16:49 -- And who is running for the other side?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 16:48 -- Currently yes he is a republican
» Metazoa Zeke - 15-09-30 16:48 -- yes
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 16:48 -- 2 Party works well in moderating the extremes
» Lightvader - 15-09-30 16:48 -- And trump is a republican, right?
» Revenant77x - 15-09-30 16:47 -- in reality if a military junta happens doesn't matter what the system is
» Metazoa Zeke - 15-09-30 16:47 -- i think they have a point.