No Taxation Without Proper Representation advocates the enactment of a Public Law that caps Congressional Districts at 50,000 citizens, as proposed by the original first amendment in the Bill of Rights known as Article the First.
Although much attention has been focused of late on the Women’s March held the day after President Trump’s Inauguration, there have been 32 marches on Washington, D.C. since the 2009 Tea Party Protest that specifically have sought legislation to benefit their respective causes. Such legislation has typically been designed to make changes or additions to tax and spending laws that, constitutionally, must originate in the House of Representatives (HR). There are many reasons why citizens have taken to the streets in protest -- [i.e. Democracy Spring, Border Security and Climate Change] but there is one underlying cause of this populist unrest: U.S. citizens have lost their voice in the HR. On the last day of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, President Washington, who had remained silent in the debates throughout the proceedings, addressed the delegates for the very first time. Nathaniel Gorham proposed, “for the purpose of lessening objections to the Constitution, that the clause declaring ‘the number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every forty thousand” be changed to “thirty thousand.” Washington rose stating that he “could not forbear expressing his wish that the alteration proposed might take place” because the smallness of the proportion of Representatives insured the security for the rights & interests of the people and that this “appeared to himself among the exceptionable parts of the plan.” In other words, Washington himself affirmed the importance of limiting the number of people represented by each member of congress. The proposal passed unanimously and two years later, to ensure that districts would remain small, the 1789 Congress proposed as its very first constitutional amendment capping Congressional Districts at 50,000 citizens. The “Bill of Rights,” including the original “Article the First,” was passed on September 25, 1789 – alas, with a one-word error that rendered this original first amendment dysfunctional. Apparently, it never occurred to the 1792 Congress that citizens would accept districts larger than 50,000 citizens so Article the First remains the only Bill of Rights amendment not ratified. Today, the 1911-1929 HR Apportionment acts that capped the House membership at 435 representatives, have ballooned Congressional District sizes to over 740,000 citizens. These districts now require HR Representatives, if they want to get re-elected, to spend between six and seven hours a day seeking funds for their next 1.3 million dollar re-election campaign. Currently there are over 11,000 federally registered lobbyists that eagerly provide campaign capital to incumbents and challengers every two years. According to NPR and other sources, lobbyists are actually writing the House’s bills. This ever-expanding Congressional District model has also forced Congress to increase the number of federally paid “HR Staffers” from 500 in 1910 to over 12,000 in 2016. These staffers, whose average age is 31, have outsourced legislative policy expertise to the private sector’s federally registered lobbyists. The framers, who avidly studied failed democracies such as those in Greece and Rome, were cynical about the future of an unchecked republic with no filter on the protest passions of the moment. They framed small congressional districts to provide a small town forum for public opinion, enabling the people to elect representatives who knew them personally to speak in the name of their neighbors. The members of this 1789 Congress who passed Article the First included two future U.S. Presidents, three former Presidents of Congress, nine Declaration of Independence signers, four Articles of Confederation signers, and 15 U.S. Constitution Signers. Moreover, President George Washington, Chief Justice John Jay, Cabinet members Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Edmund Randolph, and Henry Knox all worked behind the scenes to constitutionally cap Congressional Districts at 50,000 citizens resulting in: Election cycle “likely voters” would statistically number between 13,000 to 21,000 citizens. Any citizen is empowered to mount a viable grass roots campaign for Congress resulting in an HR comprised of leaders from all walks of life beholden only to their constituents; Lobbyist and other special interest capital become superfluous in districts comprised of 13,000 to 21,000 “likely voters” having little or no impact on legislative policy. 50,000 citizen districts eliminate the practice of cracking, packing and other gerrymandering techniques because the populations will be too small for states’ legislatures to splinter or pack groups without violating laws like the Voting Rights Act of 1965; The current 43,420 people per one Electoral College vote in Wyoming versus 705,454 people per one Electoral College vote in California is rectified. A 50,000 citizen district results in one Wyoming Electoral College vote per 43,420 citizens while one California Electoral College vote would be cast by 50,918 citizens. The current 435 cap on representatives is a public law, which can be changed to 50,000 citizen Congressional District cap with a simple majority vote in Congress. The debates and letters clearly indicate that the Bill of Rights framers wanted the House of Representatives to remain a deliberative body, answerable to people and devoid of any undue influence by special interests. It is time for discerning citizens, regardless of their politics, to unite and check the growing populist movement and resurrect public reason by building a bigger House of Representatives – www.A1HR.org.
Mission: To awaken U.S. Citizens to the fact that they have lost their representation in Congress due to the 435 Member cap on the House of Representatives. This cap of 435 has resulted in no member growth despite the U.S. population growing from 92 million to 315 million citizens, a 342% increase in the last hundred years. Instead of adding more elected House Representatives as was done in the first 123 years, Congress has grown its paid HR staff from 500 in 1912 to 12,800 in 2012 (2,420% increase). Today, over 12,0000 HR Staffers and 11,000 Lobbyists wield undue influence on US Congressional legislation because elected members spend 70% of their time raising money to campaign in Congressional Districts that now exceed 726,000 citizens.
The blame for the U.S. Government shutdown, these dueling letters and an ineffectual Congress lies squarely on "We the People". We have abandoned our duty to be properly represented in the House of Representatives and in the Electoral College. Wake-up USA and demand Congress limit Congressional Districts to 50,000 Citizens ending the special interest control of the U.S. government.
No Taxation Without PROPER Representation's cover photo
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Very few Politicians actually believe global warming isn't a reality. What they do know is that we actually had glaciers reaching into New Jersey with winter sea ice extending below Los Angeles, California on the west coast and below Wilmington, North Carolina on the east coast only 15,000 years ago. The sea level was 410 feet lower due to these glaciers and sea ice. This massive melt off only began to slow down around 8000 BCE, when the Egyptian civilization began its rise. What was causing this global warming? Certainly not man and his methane emissions. It is agreed that global warming has sped-up after the 1850's but the current prediction estimates, according to NASA and NOAA, vary widely ranging from from 0.2 meters to 2.0 meters (0.66 to 6.6 feet) by 2100 CE. What we do know is in 2017, the global mean sea level was 3 inches (77 millimeters) above the 1993 average. Questions abound including - Why the current acceleration in sea levels remains minuscule compared to the sea rise from 20,000 to 10,000 BCE? Can the current seal level rise and/or global warming be significantly slowed down by the reduction of greenhouse gases? Can the current rise in sea levels be reversed by 40% of the US population that live near the oceans drawing its water from the sea, which would allow the aquifers, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and soil moisture to replenish? I do not blame the politicians for global warming. I blame money because "be thee neither hot or cold" your campaign fund will get no contributions, which are direly needed to win a seat in the House or Senate. So the truth, which lies in the gray is not represented in Congress because they need the cash of special interests that either want to increase or lessen the topic of the day be it global warming or trade. In truth, we should name our hurricanes not after politicians but after the lobbyists that fund candidates that purport their special interest bullsh*t. At least then citizens would know who is really running the government. OR we can cap Congressional Districts at 50,000 with a simple apportionment law returning at least the HR to the people.
Just aquired a December 5, 1791 Gazette of the United States, which has a full 2nd page printing of the November 21, 1791 HR debate on the "Ratio of Representatives." The debate resulted in Congress apportioning the 1790 Census Congressional Districts below 30,000 citizend per one HR member. President Washington vetoed the bill (the first veto in US History) citing the US Constitution sets a Congressional District at 30K citizen minimum. Congress also debate that the Article the First maximum of 50K citizens was too large. Little did they imagine that the 1st Amendment would fail ratification due to a clerical error in its draft and HR members would in 1900s cap the House at 435 swelling Congressional Districts to nearly 800K citizens in 2018. Wake up America, citizens have lost their voice in Congress to special interest MONEY and this is the poison that is destroying our Republic. The time to CAP Congressional Districts at 50K citizens is NOW..
The misleading rhetorical discourse of social media is empowered by the HR 435 member cap and the 17th Amendment. The State Legislatures and the people neither have a voice or the ear of their Representatives. So instead of turning to leaders such as their elected Representatives or friends one step from Congress for answers and to share their ideas, the people seek information and a voice in social media. Fake social media posts are a sympton of a Congress controlled by special interests and the real solution to this constitutional aberration can be found here at www.a1hr.org
Wake-up America end the partisanship, gerrymandering, lobbying and costly HR campaigns that exclude working class Americans as potential candidates. www.A1HR.org
[05/21/18] A1HR.org advocates the enactment of a Public Law that caps Congressional Districts at 50,000 citizens, as proposed by the original first amendment in the Bill of Rights known as Article the First. This law would neuter lobbyist HR influence, invalidate Gerrymandering, rectify the Wyoming vs California Electoral College imbalance (One Electoral Vote = 705,454 California citizens vs 188,153 Wyoming Citizens), greatly reduce the campaign cost of HR races enabling working class citizens an opportunity to effective campaign for a HR seat and restore the collective wisdom of citizen governance over the House of Representatives.
To: The US House and Senate Tax Bill Conference Committee
From: Stanley Yavneh Klos
I realize that the real estate tax law change that I have been advocating since 1992 (below) is not on the table for your consideration. The 2017 Tax Law segments on home mortgage interest, municipality and county real estate taxes deductibility, however, are before your conference committee. Respectfully, I advocate you consider the following two points:
1. Limit home mortgage tax deductions to 70% of the purchase price of all primary & secondary residences from the homeowners’ ordinary income. This will maintain the incentive for citizens to purchase homes while the cap will reverse the trend of millions of Americans encumbering homes with debt ( car, student, etc… loans) to take advantage of the mortgage interest tax shelter.
2. Allow the deduction of city, municipal and county real estate taxes. Eliminating this deduction will steer home purchasers away from municipalities and counties that are currently struggling with high real estate taxes to fund citizen services (especially education). This will further soften markets that need bolstering.
In my capacity of a RE/MAX Regional Owner in the 1990’s, I predicted the real estate collapse of 2008 and advocated the tax changes in the video below. Again, I realize this is an impossibility at this stage but implementing the two points above will insure a healthy real estate market in the next decade and avert another collapse of housing prices due to the over-encumbrance of residential real estate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJkYKpQBgVE&t=7s #houseofrepresentatives #ussenate #2017TaxBill #remax #realtor #taxbill
On the collapse of the Middle Class, citizens do not understand that its decline is primarily due to real estate home mortgage debt and limiting working clas...
A 14 Minute Podcast Advocating Building a Bigger House of Representatives -- https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-n2ami-79e390
podbean.com A 14 minute podcast advocating the enactment of a Public Law that caps Congressional Districts at 50,000 citizens, as proposed by the original first amendment in the Bill of Rights known as Article the First.
Build a Bigger House --- http://buildabiggerhouse.org/
buildabiggerhouse.org Representation - The Main Spring of DemocracyOne of the key factors leading to the the American Revolution was legislative representation - Taxation without Representation being a rallying cry of the leaders. In effect, the issue of representation created the United States. And it is
There is a national debate brewing on Gerrymandering and abolishing the the Electoral College. Both can be fixed by Congress passing, with a simple majority, a new House Apportionment Law. http://www.a1hr.org/
Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day. http://www.usconstitutionday.us/?m=1
usconstitutionday.us Constitution and Citizenship Day is a U.S. federal observance that recognizes the framing of the United States Constitution of 1787 and those who have chosen to become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17th, which is the day the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention completed, signed and t...
Despite excessive campaign spending, media promolgation of inaccurate pro-democractic polls and the demonization of the Trump administration, the DNC has now lost elections in Kansas, Montana, South Carolina and Georgia failing to change one red Congressional seat blue. It is time for that party to focus on negotiating with the Republicans to produce bipartisan health care reform, tax reform, infrastructure capitalization etc... for the benefit of all the citizens of the USA. As for the 60 million dollar Georgia HR campaign expenditures, the current gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court and imbalances in the Electoral College, entrenched career politicians representing special intrests, please visit Www.a1hr.org and return the House of Representatves to the people.
loyolamaroon.com Although much attention has been focused of late on the Women’s March held the day after President Trump’s Inauguration, there have been 32 marches on Washington, D.C. since the 2009 Tea Party protest that specifically sought legislation to benefit their respective causes. Such legislation has typic...
Forgotten George Washington Fact:
On the last day of the Philadelphia Convention, September 17, 1787, its President, George Washington, addressed the delegates, for the first and only time to provide his sentiments on the U.S. Constitution of 1787. Delegate Nathaniel Gorham, according the notes of James Madison, “... rose and said that if it was not too late he could wish, for the purpose of lessening objections to the Constitution, that the clause declaring ‘the number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every forty thousand’ which had produced so much discussion, might be yet reconsidered, in order to strike out 40,000 and insert ‘thirty thousand.’ This would not he remarked establish that as an absolute rule, but only give Congress a greater latitude which could not be thought unreasonable.”
Delegates Rufus King and John Carroll immediately seconded and supported the idea of Mr. Gorham. Madison writes:
When the PRESIDENT rose, for the purpose of putting the question, he said that although his situation had hitherto restrained him from offering his sentiments on questions depending in the House, and it might be thought, ought now to impose silence on him, yet he could not forbear expressing his wish that the alteration proposed might take place. It was much to be desired that the objections to the plan recommended might be made as few as possible. The smallness of the proportion of Representatives had been considered by many members of the Convention an insufficient security for the rights & interests of the people. He acknowledged that it had always appeared to himself among the exceptionable parts of the plan, and late as the present moment was for admitting amendments, he thought this of so much consequence that it would give much satisfaction to see it adopted. No opposition was made to the proposition of Mr. Gorham and it was agreed to unanimously. http://www.a1hr.org/
Build A Bigger House For The People Petition
No Taxation Without Proper Representation and A1HR.org advocates the enactment of a Public Law that caps Congressional Districts at 50,000 citizens, as proposed by the original first amendment in the Bill of Rights known as Article the First. This law would neuter lobbyist HR influence, invalidate Gerrymandering, rectify the Wyoming vs California Electoral College imbalance, greatly reduce the cost of HR races and restore the collective wisdom of citizen governance over the House of Representatives.
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The U.S. Constitution mandates that “All Bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.” This sentence was inserted into the U.S. Constitution to ensure that the power of the purse be controlled by the legislative body most responsive to the people, the House of Representatives. The blame for the National Debt, originates in the House of Representatives.
Regrettably, the citizens of the United States have lost control of the House of Representatives because they have allowed Congressional Districts to expand from the 50,000 Citizens Cap proposed in the original 1789 “Bill of Rights” to nearly 750,000 Citizens in 2016. This LAISSEZ FAIRE citizenship on “House Apportionment” has turned the power of the purse over to Representatives, whose multi-million dollar re-election campaigns are funded and thus answerable to PACS, corporations, political parties and other special interest groups.
Citizens are no longer empowered by grass root size Congressional Districts and have lost the control of the purse to special interests. Moreover, Revelation’s quote: "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth" has manifested itself as a Grand Canyon size partisan divide in Congress. Simply put, large Congressional Districts require large sums of campaign capital and the majority of members’ funding comes from special interests that are, by nature, hot and cold on specific legislative issues. There is no money for the lukewarm compromising Representatives of the past who personally knew their constituents.
Both Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” and Secretary Clinton’s “Stronger Together” MOVEMENTS are merely the manifestations of a confused electorate, seeking to bring their ideas, hard work and sensibilities to the Halls of Government. Neither a vote for Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump will realize the Nobel mission of empowering the collective wisdom of the people in the House of Representatives to check the federal bureaucracy. The people must accept the responsibilities of their citizenship and shuck the 1929 House Apportionment Act by capping Congressional Districts at 50,000 citizens because only a House of Representatives filled with citizens from all walks of life, answerable only to their neighbors, can bring meaningful change to the federal bureaucracy and restore fiscal responsibility to the United States of America
Only a House of Representatives filled with citizens from all walks of life, answerable only their neighbors can bring change to the federal bureaucracy and restore fiscal responsibility to the United States of America.
Learn more at www.ArticletheFirst.net.
The so called movements – Reagan Revolution – Tea Party – Occupy Wall Street – Obama’s Audacity of Hope – Sander’s Feel the Burn – Hillary for America and Trump’s Make America Great are misplaced because “We the People” have lost our voice in the House of Representatives seeking only to be heard by these proxy political movements. Instead of believing in ourselves and accepting our duties of US Citizenship, every four or eight years we rally behind a so called Chief Executive’s candidacy or a media driven political movement. In this cycle it appears the battle lines are being drawn between Trump (outsider businessman yada yada) and Clinton (outsider woman yada yada) with political opponents on both sides overtly lamenting their failed candidates. The People, however, have forgotten that United States is a government framed with the HR originating all taxing and spending legislation to protect its citizens. The Constitution is designed for the people and not special interests or a charismatic President, to insure that future generations would benefit from a government, which assures the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. Dr. Linda Hill rediscovered this brilliant very old HR and Article the First 1789 formula, which built this nation. In this Ted Talk video she explains why companies that have adopted this formula excel. Take a few minutes and watch “How to manage for collective creativity” -- https://www.ted.com/talks/linda_hill_how_to_manage_for_collective_creativity. This is what is lacking in Washington and is the cancer giving rise to a declining middle class and the chaos of this political season. We need to unleash the collective creativity of the U.S. and build a bigger House of Representatives filled with 6,000 citizens from all walks of life elected from districts of 50,000 citizens that are supported by 12,000 professional staffers. The current HR of 435 elected Representatives beholden to special interests and influenced greatly by 15,000 professional staffers and 12,000 lobbyists who write our tax and spending legislation is slowly snuffing out our republic. The national movement should be to shuck the 1911 law capping the HR membership at 435 and enact the only amendment not ratified in the Bill of Rights, Article the First, limiting Congressional Districts to 50,000 citizens. Only this, and not Clinton, Trump, Cruz, Sanders, Kasich, or Cruz, will unleash the collective wisdom, creativity and good will of the Us citizenry.
ted.com What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas fl…
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