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Old 02-26-2015, 06:15 PM   #1
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Here's an idea. I wonder what ya'll think.

Our congressional districts are too large. There's too much power vested in too few. It takes too much money to get elected. They represent too many people to be responsive to any but the few.

Why not double or triple the number of representatives? That way their districts would be reduced by 1/2 or 2/3 - say from 250,000 people down to less than 100,000. It would take way less money to win a district so there'd be less bribing and graft. More importantly it would be that much easier for a small party candidate to win. Imagine a congress made up of 6 or 12 different parties. To get anything done leaders would have to form coalitions and compromise and negotiations would be a requirement once again.

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more is not always better. lawyers would have a field day - especially after census when districts would have to be redrawn.
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more is not always better. lawyers would have a field day - especially after census when districts would have to be redrawn.
There are technical ways to fix that too. FIX
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To me, that is like the captain of the Titanic sYimg he needs more water because his ship is sinking.
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