The first congress of the United States met in 1789. There were 26 senators and 64 house members. No congressperson was paid. The United States consisted of 2.4 million protestant farmers. Congress consisted of one congressperson per 26,666 farmers. This was the 1789 congress.
Today’s congress has 535 members. They’re all well paid with generous benefits and retirement. Today the US is an extremely diverse population of 307 million. There is one congressperson per 573,831 citizens. This is the 2010 congress.
1776 constitutional founders initiated government representation 21.5 (573,831/26666) times greater than 2010. Government influence, therefore, in 1776 was 21.5 times greater than 2010. Talk about “big brother”? The 1789 congress was 21.5x “big government” in proportion to 2010.
In 1789, one congressperson per 26,666 citizens revolutionized America and changed the world. “Big government” changed the world. 2010 government is less than 5% the proportional size of government in 1789. What government does America trust, 1789 (big) or 2010 (small)?
Join the 12,000. 12,000 congresspersons is 1789 government proportioned for today’s population. There is no pay. It’s volunteer only, just like 1789. This is government for strong opinions, big ideas, zeal, and direction. There are no other “requirements”, just like 1789. Bake it again, America.
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