Inadequate Representation
  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. 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 and today Virginia has a population of over 8 million and are being represented by 100 assemblymen and women.

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 adequately represented the rights of the people are secure, but when there are a relatively small number of representatives the rights of the people can easily be abused.

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