The state of the Union is the under-representation of women in the US House.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
Women as We the People, and their lack of representation, is the focus of a new blog posting by author and political scientist Bryan W. Brickner.
“The state of the Union,” opened Brickner, “is the under-representation of women in the US House.”
In “Represent the Women of We the People,” posted on the Bryan William Brickner blog, the author notes women won suffrage (political franchise) with the Nineteenth Amendment, yet never received their right to representation according to their census numbers.
“Women are more than 50 percent of We the People,” clarified Brickner, “and yet they are represented in the current House with 79 Representatives, or 18 percent of the representation; that is a 32 percent under-representation of women as a group.”
The US Constitution mandates one Representative for every “thirty Thousand” citizens (Article I, Section 2, Clause 3). Congress first changed the ratio, without amending the Constitution, on 9 April 1792, to 33,000. Today the usurped representation ratio is one Representative for 710,000 citizens.
“The founders,” Brickner emphasized, “placed the representation ratio ‘thirty Thousand’ in our Constitution – and they put it there for us – for We the People.”
Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include The Promise Keepers (1999), Article the first of the Bill of Rights (2006), and The Book of the Is (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of cannabinoids.