Wednesday, November 24, 2010
On Constitutional fidelity #1
The founding fathers knew that when it came to representatives that no one man/woman could represent with equal justice beyond a certain number that they fixed at thirty thousand in article I of the Constitution. Today that number has been increased unconstitutionally to 600,000. The congress does not have the authority short of a constitutional amendment to change the number of constituents in congressional districts. And even if done by the amendment process it would constitute usurpation (change) not an amendment. The net effect is to weaken the influence on our governmental representatives of each citizen by 2000%.
Considering the technical advances in transportation and communications changing (usurpation) of the number originally written into law, would and should be seen as justified, but not by that large of percentage increase.
The fewer congressional seats makes for easier influence and control of our overall house of representatives by a cabal, like unelected members of political parties or other collectives like unions and ethnicity pimps.
Gerrymandering of the shape of congressional districts to favor one group or another is not constitutional; they should be done by a grid to near equality of citizens (ethnicity or social status or condition not applicable) not populace which counts non-citizens also.
Comprehensive laws are not in accordance w/ constitutional intent, where all laws and regulations was to be clear and unambiguous in its intent and able to be understood by ordinary men/women without the need of legal counsel to interpret them. (Or write them for that matter)
All of the points made here, “are” or have been fundamental changes of American government, and no where does the Constitution give any authority to elected officials of government to make fundamental changes to our American form of government.
Also the States would be constitutionally wise if they limited population of large cities by creating city districts with separated political powers (Mayors, councils etc.) just like breaking up large corps to eliminate the to big to fail syndrome getting rid of the so called boroughs, like the five boroughs of New York city would then become five separate cities.