This is one of the main reasons why are politics our going to be perpetually worthless, especially as the gulf between large and small states. When the Connecticut compromise was originally reached, creating a House based on population and a senate where each state was equal, the difference between Virginia and Rhode Island was only a factor of 9. Today, the difference between California and Wyoming, now the largest and smallest state in population respectively, is almost a 60x difference. This can’t be maintained with our country retaining any semblance of a functioning political system in the long run, but it will also never be changed since it would require a constitutional amendment and 3/4 of the states would never agree as some of those states would inherently be agreeing to lose power in the federal government.
- oceanicsteam posted this