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Read Republics and Representation & Distant Legislatures

The Founders understood that to have adequate representation, the Legislatures had to be very local;

The State Republics small and strong:

Republics and Representation:

Distant Legislatures:

The Constitution allows for smaller states to be formed;

Consider also What makes Representation Work:

The Founders understood the need to have very local legislatures for adequate representation of communities and states.

The Founders Knew that "Distant Legislatures" can not give adequate representation.

Consider this issue and the founders thoughts discussed in greater length here:

The original 13 states were small; Most about the size of counties in the later states;

Oregon became a state with about 40,000 to 80,000 people;

Given that as a criteria, most counties would have more than adequate numbers to become "independent states" representing their "own areas", giving much more adequate representation; Because that would allow the creation of yet smaller counties within the smaller states.

This would greatly reduce the financial "grabbing" and Financial manipulation that most state capitols use to their advantage to sell out the counties and local communities within their present states to federal mandates and other corrupt unconstitutional "arrogated" federal powers;

Samuel Adams - Absolute Rights of the Colonists 1772:

In Full:

"....Can it be said with any colour of truth and Justice, that this Continent of "three thousand miles in length", and a breadth as yet unexplored, in which however, its supposed, there are five millions of people, has the least voice, vote or influence in the decisions of the British Parliament?

Have they, all together, any more right or power to return a single member to that house of commons, who have not inadvertently, but deliberately assumed a power to dispose of their lives,8 Liberties and properties, than to choose an Emperor of China!

Had the Colonists a right to return members to the british parliament, it would only be hurtfull;

as from their local situation and circumstances it is "impossible they should be ever truly and properly represented there".

The inhabitants of this country in all probability in a few years will be more numerous, than those of Great Britain and Ireland together;

yet it is absurdly expected [Volume 5, Page 397] by the promoters of the present measures, that these, with their posterity to all generations, should be easy while their property, shall be disposed of by a house of commons at "three thousand miles distant" from them;

and who "CANNOT" be supposed to have the least care or concern for their real interest:

Who have not only "NO" natural care for their interest, but must be in effect "bribed against it";

as every burden they lay on the colonists is so much saved or gained to themselves...."

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John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.