We've had several threads on civics lately, and all of this has left thinking about the idea of increasing the membership of Congress. Would more Congressmen = more representation? Or would it be more like, more Congressmen = more threats to liberty, corruption, annoying advertisements, etc? I was fascinated to learn in Wikipedia's entry on Congressional Apportionment that the House once had 437 members but was eventually shrunk to 435. Times were when a House member represented 33,000 people (1790). Today there are nearly 700,000 per House member. Are we still represented as individually as previous generations? Or are we as individuals becoming lost in a sea of the voting masses? Would increasing the number of Representatives (and subsequently shrinking the base of his/her constituents) provide more diversity in politics, or just leave us with more of the same ole same ole? What says ye? How many people (roughly) should a member of the House represent? And would this preferred number change your mind on the amount of Representatives we now have?