LETTER WORD CHANGE ENDED UP DESTROYING SELF-GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
That’s right guys, the substitution of a single 4-letter word—the word “MORE” in place of the word “LESS” was all it took to destroy the great American experiment in self-government by We the People.
The 1st of the proposed amendment for our Bill of Rights was to set an upper limit on the size of a House district. The House version was to set an ultimate cap at 50,000 population, the Senate version set the cap at 60,000 population. The House version was adopted, but was sent out for ratification with a single word change, the word “less” being changed to “more” rendered the propsed amendment meaningless with regard to capping the size of a House district.
After the first enumeration, required by the
first Article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every
thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress,
that there shall be not less than one hundred Representatives, nor less than
one Representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of
Representatives shall amount to two hundred, after which the proportion shall
be so regulated by Congress, that there shall not be less than two hundred
Representatives, nor less
than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons.
Evil is cunning. Not only did the simple change of the one word destroy America, nobody even talks about it or learns of it. You certainly never hear the pundits, the politicians, the Leftists or the Rightest EVER refer to it.
Today, the federal government as well as most of our state and local governments are controlled by a small group of elites—the powerful, the well connected, the wealthy.
A significant portion of the founders of America were not satisfied with the U.S.Constitution as originally drafted—unless it contained a Bill of Rights. The First and most critical on the list is referred to as Article the First. Its intended purpose was to place a limit on the population size of a House District, such that We the People could select, elect and hold accountable a representative of known character. At the first (1789) congress, the House determined a population of 50,000 was the maximum that should be permitted. The Senate version was for a maximum of 60,000. In reconciliation, the House version of 50,000 was selected. But, a slight of hand action took place prior to its submission to the states for ratification: the word “less” in the final clause was changed to “more”—which destroyed the whole purpose of the amendment.
Today’s House district population size is over 750,000 and expanding with no end in sight. With the one 4-letter word change, even if Article the First had been ratified, as sabotaged, it would have absolutely no impact or effect on limiting district population size from what it is today.
But then, you never think about it, you never talk about it—and certainly don’t take action to do anything about it.
Because we have a broken system, a corrupt system, there is no end of issues to confront—be it border control, runaway bloated government, outright corruption—you name it. However, if you don’t address the root issues and educate people to the root issues, other than winning a little skirmish here or there—nothing is going to change aside from the situation getting steadily worse.
Try reading some of the other articles at www.PolicyUSA.com, as we as a nation need a unified federal policy that enforces and upholds a just rule of law as our founders tried to give us, starting with the Constitution of the United States of America.
We need to start local groups to educate ourselves, share ideas, network, and hopefully gain the ability to provide the audio/video and films needed to reach the masses.