Usurpation News: Represent the Women of We the People – A New Blog Posting By Political Scientist Bryan W. Brickner

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Women and their lack of representation is the focus of a new blog posting by author and political scientist Bryan W. Brickner, who notes that building a constitutional US House, one with more than 10,000 representatives, would correct an embarrassing political fact: women are more than 50% of We the People and yet have only 18% representation in the US House.

Scene at the signing of the Constitution of the United States

The state of the Union is the under-representation of women in the US House.

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.

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