Basic commentary on the form of US government often pits Democracy versus Constitutional Republic, useful for introductory discussions, however, the form is also more complex.  The next level model might include a description of the executive branch as a Monarchy, the Upper House as a Republic, the Lower House as a Democracy, and

the Judicial System as an Oligarchy. Further layering of such a system, with an Electorial Constitution, makes tracking the effect of its input, the constituents, on its output, the state of the nation, more difficult. To what end then, do the ratios of citizens to representitives, at various levels of the system, effect the result?  

How well are the current ratios as set forth in the Constitution working when compared to the size of the populous?

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