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Published: Thursday, Nov. 1 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mr. Bean
Ogden, UT

@Kevin J. Kirkham:

"Those who want to get rid of the college should likewise favor getting rid of the US Senate."

Congress has two branches (House and Senate) because that's the way it was/is in mother England. We copied them. Our Senate is the same as England's House of Lords, i.e., the titled folk. Our House is the same as England's House of Commons... common folk who demanded, and got, representation.

In today's world, we don't need two branches of Congress because we have no titled folk. All are, or should be, equal. One branch (House) would do the trick, meanwhile saving perhaps as much as a $billion in taxes by eliminating the Senate.

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