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User Info The 28th Amendment; entered at 2022-07-12 08:31:53
Tickerguy
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Registered: 2007-06-26
@Lamarth - The founders envisioned a US House with about 20-30,000 people per representative. The 435 "fixing" of course destroyed that, and the 17th destroyed the second leg of that stool, which was to give the States effective veto power (and the capacity to decide how and with what limits to use it individually) over the Senators from each state.

A larger-scale US House was unreasonable 100 years ago simply on logistics. Today it isn't.

Note that the UK, which has ~68 million people in it, has a House of Commons numbering 650. That's awfully close to one in 100,000, isn't it? So for those who say "you can't" oh yes you can, and proof of it is that Britain does.
2022-07-12 08:31:53