House of the People is Short - 5,741 or More Representatives... Shocking!Submitted by stbartels on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 17:50
Yes, you read that right ...
... have you heard of Apportionment Acts of 1911 and 1929? They limit the size of the House of Representatives to 435 ... such a strange number to pick ... why 435?
So, have you heard of it?
I haven't. I just started looking around. And I got thinking. Why is the house limited 435. If it truly is a house of the people why doesn't it grow with the population?
If this government is by the people, for the people, then why do we have 1 Representatives for every 708,000 people?
If this country was really following the Constitution, the ratio for rep/populace, or would 1/50,000.
That means there would be around 6,000 reps in the house.
With that means there would be more people in the house spreading the message of liberty, love, and peace.
It would take the money out of government. Because it would be too great of a cast of buy 2,000 - 3,000 people off. And if they did buy them off, would all of them keep to their word?
(besides current events) I truly think this is probably the biggest issue we have to face to get this country back. Especially in the long term. (if there is one anyway ... )
Also, does anyone remember if Ron Paul, Judge or anyone else talk about this?
I've read a couple of Paul's and Judge's books. But, I don't think I've heard about this ... or maybe I just read over it without much thought.
I'm not going to post too much info that I've learned, because the articles linked below to a lot better job at explaining than I do.
“...the House of Representatives will,
within a single century, consist of
more than six hundred members.”
— James Wilson, November 30, 1787
P.S. This is my very first post too! I just started doing research on this act. Also, I didn't know if this was posted before, and I didn't feel like searching for it. So, I posted it.