Friday, June 19, 2009

3,033 States

Matt Maldre promises a new idea every weekday at spudart.org. Here's one of his ideas: What if we deleted all of the state boundaries and instead, let each county be a state?



Of course, that would mean 6,066 members of the Senate, and a minimum of 3,033 members of the House of Representatives... Where would they all meet? I suppose they could meet at the Nationals Park... in the off-season or when the baseball team is on the road...

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At Friday, June 19, 2009 , Blogger Orange said...

Wow, that would be a horrible idea, further diluting the electoral power of densely populated areas in favor of rural areas. Loving Co., Texas, with 67 people and Los Angeles Co., Calif., with nearly 10 million people would be weighted equally? *shudder*

 
At Friday, June 19, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Spudart promises a new idea every day... he doesn't promise that they will always be good ideas...

 
At Friday, June 19, 2009 , Blogger Patrick said...

Would be total madness. What would happen with, say, NYC, that consists of five counties? It'd be interesting to watch as states inevitably consolidated.

 
At Saturday, June 20, 2009 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

That's a lot of Senators.

I hope this doesn't happen before September, when I visit my 49th state...

 
At Saturday, June 20, 2009 , Blogger Mats Lematos said...

You could have the meetings during Nationals games, too. Trust me, there are enough empty seats.

 

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