I learned about this in grade school decades ago, and have argued for it for years now. When I mentioned it, though, nobody knows what I’m talking about, and my memory of it was too minimal to be able to research it properly, so, thank you for this article!
A representative of only 50,000 also means your odds of knowing the candidate personally, or at least by reputation is dramatically increased! We would have far better reps and far less money attempting to buy them as their individual power would be greatly diluted.
You are ignoring direct election (politicalization) of the Senate. You can grow the House by restricting the number of people represented by each member but as long as you have Representatives elected at large populating the Senate you wont break the rule by party elite. Madison discovered what happened to all past attempts at Democracy and split the Legislative into two houses one controlled by the populous with financial control and one controlled by the various states with advice and consent responsibility. The 17 Amendment in 1913 destroyed the original design and moved the Senate from the states to direct vote of the people. We the People control both houses of the Legislature. How has that worked for the past 102 years?
August 14, 2015 at 9:58am
I used to earn a 6-digit income in Silicon Valley. Then I lost everything. It wasn’t until I lost everything that I understood that I am still “rich.” Being “rich” is not a matter of material possessions. I still have food and usually have a roof over my head, though nearly no physical assets. I am still among the “wealthiest” on earth, as are all of America’s “poor.” This is why it Is a sin to envy/covet. Christ said the poor will always be among us. The US has so many welfare programs our “poor” live at a standard most people on earth would envy or covet, and yet those promoting communism whine about somebody else having more. They best be careful what they wish for because if they get their way, the little they have would be redistributed around the globe to those with much, much less, and the job creators would have no capital to create jobs and wealth that lifts millions out of poverty worldwide.
 August 14, 2015 at 9:35am
Every time Congress creates one of these agencies, it PERMANENTLY transfers Congress’ constitutional authority and responsibility to the executive branch. Doing so is why Congress has the time to spend doing unconstitutional things that it should not even be doing.
WETHEPEOPLE should NOT be ELECTING SENATORS THE SAME AS HOUSE-REPS!!!
WHO THE HELL VOTED FOR THE [17TH-AMENEMENT]???? WAS-NOT WETHEPEOPLE!!!
 July 17, 2015 at 8:28pm
Southerners & rednecks in general, have long been the brunt of jokes and pejoratives like “inbred” “mouth breathers” “troglodytes” “knuckle draggers” “trailer trash” etc. but, we can take it, and we are proud of our rural lives & conservative values. This flag, to EVERYONE I have known, represents a pride in being Southerners and/or rednecks. Symbols mean different things to different people. Just because you’re offended, does not mean other are, or should be. Let’s respect and love each other. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right. There is no such right to not be offended. Freedom isn’t free, and we need to grow thicker skins. I’m offended by things, but I don’t force others to change, I look away or think “how sad” and move on. I don’t fly it, but I’m as country as they come, being from the mountains of KY, so I appreciate it as a symbol of pride. Call me what you want for my rural upbringing, but I’ll never be ashamed of my values or of my friends & family who aren’t as educated as the elites who preach PC & who mock us for not being like them. God gave us the rainbow as a symbol. Rainbow coalition made a flag of it. Gays appropriated that flag. So what does that flag mean? It means different things to different people, though Christians now avoid it due to its wide use as a gay pride symbol. But we don’t try to ban it.
 July 17, 2015 at 8:10pm
Rationalizing their lawlessness with your own, does not mean they shouldn’t be in prison. But it may mean that YOU SHOULD BE!
 July 17, 2015 at 8:06pm
Bibi is such a stark contrast to our President. It’s embarrassing, really!
Anxiously awaiting a real Statesman in 2017. For the foreseeable future, I’m with Ted Cruz!
July 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
I bought one of those. It didn’t work for me. Proud my state of KY has the good sense to pass this law! When I’m in a truck / car, I try to be the one behind the bikers,maps a biker myself,mi will keep a safe distance behind, and a car can rear end me and I’ll survive,mph ile my vehicle also protects the biker. As a biker, if I’m at the front at a light, I move far to the side allowing a bigger vehicle to pull up beside me,mtripping the road sensor. Today’s technology could also solve this with cameras that recognize vehicles, including motorcycles, instead of relying on a magnetic loop under the pavement which require a lot of metal to trigger it – they work like giant metal detectors.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:40pm
I expect better from the FBI & other security agencies, who tend to be more immune to political influence from administrations’ political agendas.
The vast majority of law enforcement types are on the other side. The Army is close. Home Land Security out ranks them all. Why would you expect better, especially after fort Hood?
 July 17, 2015 at 7:37pm
Transportation boards are middleman, usually serving to stifle competition. Frequently we hear of mafia involvement,,protecting taxi companies owned by such families,moron competition. It also gets a slice of the licensing fees / taxi medallions, etc. such boards are filled with progs. If not at first, soon after. Once one prof gets inside, they help recruit other progs & push out all others.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:31pm
Not everything is meant to be efficient. Perhaps it is meant to be nostalgic & draw tourists? I only hope it was funded with local money, not federal. Some towns have a group of retailers who jointly fund this sort of thing, privately, to draw customers to a part of town that is older, but quaint & appealing to tourists. I don’t know enough facts to say if any of this is true, but I’m open to the possibility.
Well, you're going to be pissed... It says right in the article that $25 Million came from the federal gov. Our tax dollars being used for "necessary" things!
 July 17, 2015 at 7:22pm
I think there are FEC regulations that address treating all presidential candidates equally.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:20pm
Post offices & social security offices are also in strip malls. And they ARE government facilities. A recruiting office is just as much a government building, whether in a mall,or an independent building. Juan’s “logic” is illogical.
Using his logic, we could carry in any government office if it’s in a mall, since he says location means the rules don’t apply in malls, only dedicated facilities.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:14pm
Driving Christians out of jobs. Leaving our military without true religious guidance while deployed under the most stressful of situations. Situations when they need God the most! This is about demoralizing & the secularism of our military. It’s about indoctrinating and controlling society & diminishing churches, which can bring about great change as did the Black Robe Regiment. We MUST stop this NOW! Our churches at home will be next. Christ said he’d deny us if we deny him & he’ll confess us before his Father, if we confess him before men.
 July 17, 2015 at 7:01pm
Dana is one classy woman!
Wish I could meet a single woman of her high caliber!
And she’s hot! Not just physically (&’she is that – no offense, Chris! LOL)
She a Christian (we are members of the same non-denominational church – the churches of Christ) & she comes from a place of love & is brave & bold & outspoken!
Surely there’s one out there like her for me too!
Glenn (and we the audience) are lucky to have her on TheBlaze!
 July 17, 2015 at 6:50pm
Reading the koran, it teaches murder. Those who adhere to their “faith” murder people. Those who don’t follow it, aren’t obeying its teachings. Good (practicing) Muslims are therefore bad people. Poor adherents may be good people, but that makes them bad Muslims. I cannot accept a “faith” that teaches murder as being a “religion” so I don’t think it deserves constitutional protection. We need higher standards of what we call a “religion.” Christians speak out and protest Westboro for their rude behavior which isn’t murder! Muslims overlook or even condone the murderous Muslims, I believe because they know that’s what their “holy” book actually teaches! Nobody I know cares to parse the difference in the factions among Muslims because we don’t see major outcry by them against the murderers among them, and the Koran tells them to house & care for those committing jihad. We need higher standards for what we consider a “religion” and shouldn’t afford constitutional protection to “faiths” that teach murder.
July 17, 2015 at 6:29pm
I’ve got an idea: Let’s ban the entire South! It can be its own country!
Erasing history precludes us from learning from it. We should preserve it.
Is anyone calling for bulldozing Auschwitz?
Symbols are interpreted. Different meanings today different people. You don’t have a right to not be offended. But we ALL have the right to free speech.
I’m part American Imdian (Native American for the PC crowd) I have Cherokee and Blackfoot grandparents on two sides of my family. I’m proud of that ancestry, and I’m not offended by symbols. My family immigrated after slavery ended, except for the ones who fought in the Revolutionary War, and received land pensions as original settlers of Fort Boonesborough, so, what is my share of reparations? Do I pay? Do I receive? It’s nonsense to me. I wasn’t alive & im responsible for MY actions, not for those of ancestors I never knew
 July 17, 2015 at 6:17pm
I would like to think that even a professional reporter would have some humanity & choose to save a life than preserve images of death. How sad we’ve sunk to this lack of respect for human life.
 July 17, 2015 at 6:10pm
It’s legalized money laundering. Lawmakers TAKE our hard earned money, and give it to their donors, who gives it to the lawmakers, who vote,totake even more of our money. And the cycle repeats. Fleecing us taxpayers to fund one party’s campaigns, while the recipients rally support for the representatives they bought.
 July 17, 2015 at 6:02pm
I prefer something left to the imagination. Scant clothing, I perceive as having less self-esteem than beautifully dressed modestly. Men have great imaginations able to fill in the blanks. But then I’m the last single man among my acquaintances. I woke up one day and realized my options had vanished. Everyone was married, and singles are not generally invited to gatherings among married couples. The few single ladies I find, are twice divorced & have 3 kids by 2 fathers. Maybe I’m too picky, but I ask myself, is this the woman I want to be the mother of my children?
Kudos to these ladies for standing up!
[-2] December 3, 2013 at 4:10am
That’s nothin! I can do a more realistic job in about 1/20th of a second with an iPhone. LOL