Give Congress a simpler plan. Let Tim Draper's team draw the boundaries again. Six new states is the dream but achieving half that number would be a miracle. Inspirational state names might focus the voters more on the many positives of birthing new states. And three states allows Puerto Rico to even the score.
Reynolds v. Sims in 1964 made the huge mistake of prohibiting states from having federal-style bicameral congresses. How this could be unconstitutional when the federal government operates this way is a mystery. A true bicameral congress gives each sub-government (counties in the context of a state, states in the context of the US as a whole) an equal vote in the senate and a vote proportional to their population in ...more »