It is necessary for states to have equal as well as proportional representation, because acts of Congress are binding not only on the individual residents of every state (which are different in number) but also on the government of every state (of which every state has one). If, for example, Congress tries to pass some sort of state mandate that will prove to be efficient for a populous state to administer, but grossly inefficient for a less populous state, why should Wyoming’s government have less say in what the feds demand of them than California’s?
Chaim Mattis Keller
“Sherlock Holmes once said that once you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be
the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it that the merely improbable lacks.”
– Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective