Sunday, January 23, 2005

 

Thirty Thousand

Wanna see more direct representation of the people? Would you like to get an electoral college that aligns itself better with the will of the voters? Check out Thirty-Thousand.org, which calls for a return to much smaller House districts:

In 1804, a member of the House of Representatives represented, on average, 40
thousand citizens. Today, each Representative “represents” over 660 thousand
people (on average).


I think the idea has a lot of merit, but we'll never see members of Congress voluntarily giving-up their power.



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