The House of Representatives is comprised of about 430 message-runners who carry our regional worries to Washington. Our territories also send in a Representive who can gripe but not vote since their people DO NOT PAY TAX but are guarenteed full protection, currency and postage stamps. Not
a bad booby-prize.
The Senate is comprised of 100 entities to represent the interests of their States. Remember, States are not people nor are they the Federal Government. If a State wants to be governed by a Monarchy or a Church or a Family, it could. No one outside a State can tell how a State shall govern except that State. If you doubt me, then test your thinking: Why do we have Senators to begin with?
Here's how our legislature works. A committee is formed. Those members then pay back the members who appointed them with special favors later like retirement perks, land swaps, gay nephews admitted in the Airforce Academy, law-firm assasinations tit-for-tat...that kind of thing. At some point, a member is supposed to emerge with what you or you neighbor would like to see become LAW. That happens.....about as often as Amelia Erhart emerges holding his arm.
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