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apportionment.us

Wiki Commons - House of RepresentativesA very close friend of mine who is rather more conservative than I am (and that perhaps is just a tad of an understatement) put me onto this movement:

http://www.apportionment.us

Basically they want to increase the number of representatives making up the federal House of Representatives (aka Congress).

I can’t say I’ve fully analyzed the pluses and minuses of this tack, but reading their material I have to agree to some extent that it does appear to be more in line with the original intent of our forefathers. Moreover one would think that it would go a long way to making government, or at least one branch of it, more representative as a whole.

Anyway, it’s worth a quick spin to their site to check out their rationale. It does seem like it could help improve a number of issues with representation and the electoral process.

By the way, it certainly taught me something – I didn’t realize that the House originally grew in response to the Census, but that process was short circuited in 1929.

Of course while this movement may help Congress, it doesn’t solve the unholy mess we call the Senate…

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