A lot of people say “big” government is a problem and in certain contexts I agree*. Would a larger number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives help or hurt this problem?
How many of our current governing issues are actually due to insufficient representation? Is the ratio of 1 rep. to 700,000 constituents the major reason why representatives and other politicians are so convinced it is their personal views we are so interested in (and not how well they will represent the people who elect them)?
Could a lower number of constituents per representative along with term limits make our representative democracy more representative of the population? By this I mean would it help to bring up representation of minorities and women to reasonable levels?
*Bureaucracy, when very large, is not usually very efficient. This is a generalization, but I don’t much care because it’s just my opinion. I think there are a lot of cases in which less government would be better.