Proportional Representation Persuasive Speech

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Good morning my fellow Gentlemens. I am Nathaniel Gorham, delegate from the great state of Massachusetts. Today I would like to discuss defending proportional representation in both houses of the legislature. First and foremost , I want to persuade you gentlemen on why proportional representation is the best decision for this union and also persuade you gentlemens to why state sovereignty is a “phantom”. The roles I envision the states playing in a union more consolidated than the present confederation. The successful conjoining of Scotland to England in the early eighteenth century is a perfect example on why playing in a union would benefit us more than be a threat .Scotland has recently suffered a disastrous failure in setting up a colony…show more content…
When I think of State Sovereignty I think of it as being non existent in our union. We do not have the supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which an independent state is governed and from which all specific political powers are derived; the intentional independence of a state, combined with the right and power of regulating its internal affairs without foreign interference. I strongly believe that proportional representation in both house of legislature could cause no harm or threat to the small states. In fact it will help build a stronger country.Sovereignty is the power of a state to do everything necessary to govern itself, such as making, executing,and applying laws; imposing and collecting taxes; making war and peace; and forming treaties or engaging in commerce with foreign nations. Regardless of the size of the states and population of the states I believe that it is only right and fair to have proportional representation in all states. We are trying to build a country of freedom , strength , equality, and power . We can not sit here and let our nation follow the footsteps of England instead we should strive to make it a much better country . Proportional representation will bring fairness, election of minor parties, voter participation, and wider benefits to society . Do we think by not giving the both of the houses proportional representation that we will be showing the difference between us and England ? I do not think so . I just hope my my words

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