Representation

Representation

PAMPHLET

ARTICLE.  III.

Our LEGISLATIVE  BRANCH

PART. I. Our FEDERAL LEGISLATURES

Section.  5. Each State gets at least 5 and at most 25 lower house Representatives in the US Congress:

In Congress, CA has the power of 22 states combined! TX, of 16 states! FL and NY of 12 states! CA has 53 times the power of 7 states, 27 times the power of 12 states, and 12 times the power of 21 states! Our founding fathers would never have allowed such a vast disparity of power between the states. The binding agreement that united our states depended on the states being equal in power and authority, and was contractually and verbally agreed to by all involved in a rare display of solidarity, as proven in the documents and discussions of the day, and numerous Supreme Court decisions since. NONE of our founding fathers would be OK with 27:1 or even 18:1 ratios, let alone 53:1 and 36:1 disparities! The only disagreement in 1787 was on extending equality to future states. The Constitutional Convention voted 9 to 2 for giving new states LESS power, not more, that’s why the equality clause never made it into the constitution. A clear indication of the power balancing intentions of our founding fathers is the equal allocation of 2 Senators per state regardless of population. For their time that balanced it. But not for ours. The Valentine Constitution remedies our unconstitutional imbalance of power by guaranteeing each state a minimum of 5 Representatives.

Populous states will still have a preponderance of power in Congress, and also in electing Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, and national referendums and amendments: CA, TX, NY and FL will have 25, IN and PA 18, IL 16 versus only 5 each in 23 states! The current imbalance is not a measure of their shortsightedness but of our reluctance to use the tool our old Constitution gave us, amendment. They would have fixed this long ago. They weren’t scared of getting involved in their own democracy. They took on an aristocratic empire. What will you do?

ARTICLE.  III.

Our LEGISLATIVE  BRANCH

PART. III. VOTING

Section.  4. The Electoral College is abolished. When electing Supreme Court Justices and the President-Vice President, each State gets one vote per Representative and one vote per Senator:

Not just in Congress but in electing Presidents and Justices and national referendums and amendments, CA, TX, NY, FL, IN, PA, IL, GA etc will have far more power than the other states! The Valentine Constitution gives each State as many votes as they have Representatives and Senators. The votes are divvied up per each State’s popular vote, then tallied nationwide. 3rd placed candidates are dropped, and their votes go to the top 2 per preference voting, and one wins. The remote possibility of a tie would trigger a “runoff” vote between the top 2 candidates.

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