Sunday, December 21, 2008

Return the House of Representatives to the People!?

435 "politicians" can NOT faithfully represent a population of 305,000,000 US citizens. This is the stance maintained by thirty-thousand.org. ThirtyThousand.org is a non-partisan and non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to representative democracy in the United States of America and argues that the number of representatives in the House must be increased substantially. I recommend that all US citizens read the short list of questions and arguments at the link above. ThirtyThousand.org introduces their arguments with respect to the intentions of the framers of the constitution and the bill of rights. While I am a proponent of understanding, learning from and considering the intentions of our founding fathers, I am also a proponent of progressive and dynamic government. It is impossible that our founding fathers could have foreseen all the issues that the United States of America has since and will yet come to face. Fortunately, our founding fathers had the foresight to bestow an inherent ability to amend the constitution upon the citizenry. The nature of viability and of life itself is that of change and of growth. That which becomes static and ceases to grow wanes towards death! Notwithstanding, the government of The United States of America. For this reason, I find the arguments and suggestions for improvement at ThirtyThousand.org stimulating. I would like to draw particular attention to the discussion of questions 6, 7, 9 and 10. The citizens of the United States of America should not and can not assume that any aspect of it's government does not necessitate improvement nor that any element is immutable!

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