In 1776 the constitution was a revolutionary document written for 2.4 million protestant farmers. In 2010, the 1776 constitution applies to 307 million diverse citizens. In 1776 there were 26,666 citizens per congressperson. Today there are 578,120 citizens per congressperson. This is a 21x factor difference. To keep the constitution “revolutionary”, to duplicate the governance of 1776, today, the 90 congresspersons of 1776 must be 12,000 congresspersons in 2010.
The 2010 congress is an elected oligarchy, not a republic, and not a democracy. The proportional difference between congresspersons of 1776 and 2010 is the difference between democracy and oligarchy. America lacks governance.
The Tea Party sees it. Americans, today, are taxed without 1776 representation. The Tea Party wants to “take back America”. 12,000 more congresspersons “takes back America”. The pentagon (26,000 employees) and the IRS (93,000 employees) are big government. Huge pyramidal bureaucracies are the organizational structure of oligarchy posing as democracy. America lacks governance.
Far left wing democrats see it. They want “bigger government”. 12,000 congresspersons is “bigger government”. The far left and the tea party are unhappy for the same reason. America lacks governance.
When service in a restaurant suffers, more waiters are required. When fire breaks out everywhere, more fire fighters are required. When crime becomes rampant, more police are required. When democracies falter, more congresspersons are required. America lacks governance.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.