Implementing this concept will reduce consumption of money, petrol etc. For example, in Karnataka Vidhan sabha elections takes place 4 years later to Loksabha elections. Politicians should campaign for both these elections consuming so much manpower, time, fuel for vehicles etc.
This will be bit sarcastic. In India usually politicians meet the people at the time of elections only. If this system is implemented people will have only one chance to meet the politicians for every 5 years. Today people have Loksabha,Vidhan sabha, Municipal etc elections to meet Politicians. This scrutinizes the accountability of the politicians.
If this system is enforced in upcoming 2019 elections then it will be a huge problem in many states like Karnataka, Gujarat,U.P etc. Karnataka Vidhan sabha elections were held in 2018 if they conduct Vidhan sabha elections in 2019 then the ruling party will not be comfortable with this.
The concerns become worst when Loksabha is dissolved at any time. This poses questions such as..Is it required to dissolve all state assemblies if Loksabha was dissolved?
Lane Prevallet proposes an interesting assertion. That the act of removing the phrase “under God” would be an act of rejecting Christians in the United States. Modifying it would not be such a rejection, but returning the phrase to its original wording.
This argument requires that the edit history, the overall context of the phrase be eternally attached to it in order for all of the meaning to come across in the Pledge. I reject that the words themselves necessitate such a burden, that you can make an argument that repealing the change made on behalf of a Catholic organization and a Presbyterian pastor is in any way anti-Christian.
In fact, to make such a claim, is to assert that that request and Congressionally mandated change was, in fact, pro-Christian and thereby counter to the American separation of Church and State.
Let me explain it in simple words: Let’s say, an election is held in 2020 to elect national as well as state governments. Next election is due in 2025. Unfortunately, UP government dissolved in 2021 and Punjab government dissolved in 2024. Now, the burning question is: How would you handle the situation? We need solid answers before we can implement “One Nation, One Poll”.
Handle the affected states with by-polls. Total waste of money and resources for a government who would rule only one year in Punjab. The advantage of “One Nation, One Poll” turned into disadvantage.
What we have now is an extremely diverse state in the middle east. This always ends badly. The most peaceful states in the middle east are always either homogeneous or ruled by a very powerful dictatorship(normally originating from a minority ethnic group) that protects minorities. Granted this isn’t unique to the middle east. Look what happened in Yugoslavia before and after Tito. So either we have a brutal dictatorship that comes from a minority ethnic group and protects minorities or a powersharing semi-democracy with lots of federalism which likely means a weak state that can’t keep it’s members regions, and ethnicities from fighting each other. Didn’t we already try this in Lebanon? It descended into civil war for decades and still isn’t exactly functioning.
Another Disadvantage: Voters would be biased towards the party they voted for the center which is bad for regional parties and issues. Also, the party elected in the center can exercise dictatorship. In current form, parties at least get public reviews from state elections which can break confidence of a dictator central government.
You say the Levant in the question but you don’t mention Israel as a part of it and that’s a pretty big deal because geographically speaking incorporating Palestine without Israel would basically be impossible, and Israel is also a levantine country anyways. So I’m just going to add Israel to this state even though the question didn’t. Another objection to this is that to my understanding the inhabitants of the eastern parts of Jordan and Syria are more similar to their Iraqi neighbours than their levantine countrymen in the western parts of the country. They aren’t exactly levantine is what I’m saying, so do they get included in this levantine state? I’m going to try to keep things simple and keep them out, so only the densely populated western portions of Jordan and Syria get included.