A radically non-radical idea

In the podcast "The Federal way is the only way" from the April 14, 2018 episode of the Brian Gongol Show, we tackle two issues:

  • Why we should fight to protect the Electoral College from people who want to replace it with a national popular vote, not just because it's good for states like Iowa -- but also because it provides a much-needed layer of protection against foreign interference.
  • A radically non-radical idea: If you want to reduce the influence of money and incumbency in national politics, one easy and highly Constitutional way would be to return to a ratio of (or closer to) one member of the House of Representatives for every 30,000 people -- just like it established in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. Yes, that would mean having a much bigger House, and yes, it would cost something additional in salaries for Representatives and their staffs. But it would also make it radically easier to influence or replace members of Congress if you don't like how they're voting.
 
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