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9-15-10 • Representation o Reflective of constituents • Proportional representation determined by elections in districts determined by population • Many small districts • Short terms of office so representatives are responsible to changes in public opinion • How big can congress be before deliberation takes a backseat? o Enlightened representation • Reflected in the Federalist Papers • Limited federal powers and strong state powers o Cannot combine reflective and enlightened representation at the national level • Federal level becomes enlightened • State level becomes reflective o Idea being that the states have more power than the federal government o State representatives are more visible in their community while at the federal level the representative are career politicians o Jury selection remains the only form of democratic selection of representation o Elections were considered aristocratic because they selected the best person to represent others 9-17-10 Institutions: - Institutions cannot have a body that completely represent the country or district Article 1; section 1 of Constitution: - Rome had a senate – embodied Roman upper class (bi-commercial, had a senate and house of representatives 1. The word senate shares root with the word senile (senate is meant to be older and more mature) A. Represent the states B. smaller C. “older” - Hereditary aristocracy, the young people in those days were more mature, knowledge came with age…
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