It's probably a really good idea to add more seats, given that each member of a 435-man Congress is representing, on average, more than 700,000 constituents, whereas originally, the target was about 30,000 constituents per member. In Federalist Number 55, James Madison discussed the dangers of both a too-large Congress and a too-small one:
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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Enlarge the House?
David Freddoso expands on a problem that yesterday's post mentioned: unequal representation in the House. (For more on the topic, see (www.apportionment.us and www.thirty-thousand.org). One solution, he says, is to enlarge the chamber's membership by 100: