In a previous post I talked about how 545 people in the federal government control 300 million. I had said that everything, all of our problems can be laid at their feet. They are responsible for all of it. They are the ones who are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
At the end of the post, I mentioned that one of our biggest problems is that The House of Representatives is capped at 435 members. There are roughly 300 million Americans. These are round numbers but that means that each house member represents 700 thousand constituents. This is not a truly representative form of government. This is a joke. There is no way one person can represent 700,000 people.
So how did this happen? Is that 435 number in the constitution? The answer to the constitutional question is no, it isn’t. So how did we get there?
It is important to note that this is a form of control over we the people by denying our right to fair representation. If you remember one of the reasons for the American revolution was taxation without representation. One person per 700 thousand is not representation. As our population grows that 700 thousand will grow to a million, then 1.5 million. It is a farce.
In the early 1900’s our population was growing as was the House of Representatives. This wasn’t good. It was hard to control that growing body of representatives, so they voted to cap it in 1911. A little side note here. The early 1900’s was when they killed our republic. We got the 16th amendment or the income tax. The 17th amendment making senators subject to the popular vote; no longer did the individual state legislators pick the senators. This act severely weakened states’ rights. We cannot forget to mention the federal reserve act which Congress delegated its constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
In 1911 they capped membership at 433. They then capped it again in 1929 at the current 435. Prior to this, states received a house member for every thirty thousand people. Article I, Section II of the Constitution says that each state shall have at least one U.S. Representative, while the total size of a state’s delegation to the House depends on its population. The number of Representatives also cannot be greater than one for every thirty thousand people. If this were true today, we would have 10,000 representatives. That would make it very hard to pay off and lobby that many people.
In an essay from the Capitol visitor center, you will read this line. “Because the House wanted a manageable number of members, Congress twice set the size of the House at 435 voting members.” You can replace the word manageable with CONTROLLABLE. We can’t have too many of those pesky fellows representing what the people want. That would screw the globalist and special corporate interests up. They need a controllable number of people and that is what we have. You also keep them in D.C all the time so you can keep them in check.
As the theme was in the previous post 545 vs 300 million. The house is capped at 435 because they want it that way.
The essay from the visitor center can be found here.