Apportionment History
  Keith Broaders
The population of Colony of Virginia in1609 was approximately 2,400 and the people were had 22 representatives in the House of Burgesses and today Virginia has a total of 11 Congressmen and women. They had one representative for every 109 people living in the state of Virginia.

When the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, Virginia had a population just under 600,000 are were represented by 126 elected officials or one representative for every 4,722 people.

When the Constitution was signed in 1787, Virginia had a population of about 753,000 and were still bding served by 126 representatives. Today, Virginia has a populution of 8 million and has only 11 representatives.

As the population of a state increases, more and more of the political power is transferred from the people to the elected representatives. While this is taking place those we have elected to serve us become our masters and we become their servants.

When the people are not adequately represented our servants become our masters and we become their slaves. Our God given rights become privileges granted to us by our rulers.. Our republic has been lost becaise the people are not being adaquately represented.

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