Constitutional-practicing-proportional-congressional-representation is citizens per congressperson. This is a short historic summary.
The 1790, 1st congress had 90 congresspersons representing 2.4 million citizens. This is one congressperson per 26,666 citizens. This representation ratio is the historic high for over 200 years of US democracy.
In 1823, 33 years beyond 1790, the 18th congress had 258 congresspersons representing 9,638,453 citizens. This is one congressperson per 37,358 citizens. (71.4% the 1790 representation)
In 1840, 20 years before civil war and 50 years after the first congress, the 26th congress had 294 congresspersons representing 17,069,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 58,059 citizens. (45.9% the 1790 representation and a total loss of the 1790 quorum) This is the first congress to function below the proportional quorum of the 1790 congress. The 26th congress was America’s 1st “lost” congress.
The 1862 Civil War was during the 37th congress with 307 congresspersons for 31,443,321 citizens. This is one congressperson per 102,421 citizens. (26.0% the 1790 representation) There were 618,222 deaths during this congress, the worst disaster is US history. Decisions leading up to these deaths were made by a congress operating at 26% the 1790 representation ratio. History is never coincidence.
In 1890, 30 years later, the 51st congress consisted of 420 congresspersons for 62,947,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 149,873 citizens, (17.8% 1790 representation)
The 1914, World War I, 63rd congress consisted of 531 congresspersons representing 92,228,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 173,687 citizens. (15.4% 1790 representation) Decisions of this congress lead to 116,708 deaths. History is never coincidence.
The 1929 Great Depression during the 71st congress was represented by 531 congresspersons for 122,775,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 231,218 citizens. (11.5% 1790 representation)
The 1939, World War II, 76th congresshad 531 congresspersons for 132,164,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 248,896 citizens (10.7% 1790 representation) Decisions of this congress lead to 416,800 deaths, second worst disaster in US history. History is never coincidence.
The 1950, Korean War, 81st congress had 531 congresspersons for 150,697,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 283,798 citizens. (9.5% 1790 representation) 36,516 died and 92,134 were wounded. History is never coincidence.
The 1955, Vietnam War, 84th congress consisted of 531 congresspersons for 165,000,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 310,734 citizens. (8.5% 1790 representation) 58,159 died and 303,635 were wounded/missing. History is never coincidence.
In 1959, Alaska and Hawaii got statehood. The 86th congress had 535 congresspersons for 179,323,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 335,183 citizens. (8.0% 1790 representation)
The 2001, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 107th congress, had 535 congresspersons for 281,421,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 526,020 citizens. (5.1% 1790 representation) Afghanistan saw 944 dead 5509 wounded. Iraq saw 4397 dead and 31,790 wounded.
The 2010, 111th congress had 535 congresspersons for 309,294,000 citizens. This is one congressperson per 578,119 citizens. (4.6% 1790 representation) This is year of the 86th “lost” congress.
At 96 years proportional congressional representation was at 26.0% the 1790 representation and below a 17990 quorum. The Civil War broke out.
At 153 years proportional congressional representation is at 15.4% 1776 representation. This era is a great depression sandwiched between two world wars.
At 225 years proportional congressional representation is at 5.1% 1776 representation. These years begin the “terrorist” era.
What disasters await further erosion of 1776 representation? The USA constitutional drive system is “running out of gas.”
The positive proactive answer is a new constitution returning proportional congressional representation to 100% 1776 level. This assures the next era is a beginning, like the beginning in 1776.
Bad service requires more waiters. Fires everywhere requires more fighters. Crime requires more police. Elected oligarchy requires more congresspersons. Elected monarchy requires more presidents. America lacks governance? Keep the congress and add 11k more. Keep the president and add 8 more. Democracy disperses power. Autocracy consolidates power. Step it up, America. Be proactive. Check out plan-b.
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