Establish Citizen Equality Nationwide
As established by the Supreme Court, the principle of One Person, One Vote requires that the electoral districts of every legislature in the United States be equally sized with respect to their populations. The purpose of this is to maximize political equality among the citizens by making a person’s vote in one electoral district approximately equivalent to another person’s in a different district. Otherwise, voters living in larger districts would be politically disadvantaged compared to those living in smaller ones.
Strangely, though the one-person-one-vote equality principle is considered the constitutional “law of the land”, there is one legislature that completely ignores this requirement: The House of Representatives. As a result, the population sizes of congressional districts vary wildly from state to state, with the largest disparity being over 80%. Why is that important? Because those living in the larger districts are, in effect, partially disenfranchised compared to those living in smaller districts. And the larger the disparity between districts, the greater the relative disenfranchisement of those living in the larger districts. Nearly 150 million Americans are politically disadvantaged as a result of living in congressional districts that are larger than the national average!
By contravening the one-person-one-vote equality requirement, Congress is putting itself above the Constitution. As explained throughout this web pamphlet, Congress ignores this requirement in order to maintain the political oligarchy that largely serves America’s ruling class rather than representating its citizenry. There is a simple remedy for this egregious inequity: Substantially enlarging the House of Representatives will result in equally-sized congressional districts nationwide, thereby establishing citizen equality and restoring the People’s House.