The House of Un-Representatives

Tyler, Gus
July 1954
New Republic;7/5/54, Vol. 131 Issue 1, p13
This article focuses on the U.S. House of Representatives. To get something like the equal representation in the U.S. House of Representatives intended by the Founding Fathers, the U.S. requires a permanent Committee for Fair Representation. When the constitutional convention met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the intent of the Founding Fathers as to representation in the federal legislature was remarkably clear. In 1842, the U.S. Congress legislated that each member of the House shall come from one district. This was to offset the tendency prevalent among the smaller states to elect all Representatives on an at-large basis. A national Committee for Fair Representation is presently a crying need to rescue and revive the concept of representative government in the U.S.


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