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June 11, 2010


One of the interesting anomalies about apportionment is that, although we give lip-service to the concept of "one man, one vote," our practice of apportioning congressional districts to states on the basis of total population--citizen and non-citizen (whether or not documented)--results in citizens in states with higher numbers of non-citizens having disproportionately greater voting power. Changing this anomaly would probably require a constitutional amendment, btw.

I agree with Brendan that the "street-gangster" phrase is going to far. However, the phrase "kick [someone's] ass" is in the Urban Dictionary, so it's accurate to describe that phrase as street language.

See Def #4 at http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kick+ass

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