We shall dream again.
The “we” is We the People. Women are more than half of We the People yet have only 18% representation in the US House.
The “shall” is constitutional. Counting the people is the purpose of the decennial Census; lawmakers are then to divide by the representation ratio in Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the US Constitution: “The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative.”
The “dream” is foundational. The representation ratio is the constitutional definition of We the People.
The “again” is time. 2016’s presidential election is not about a woman in the White House: it’s about women in the US House of Representatives. Congress always added seats (representatives) to the US House after each Census: in 1920, they suddenly stopped.
We shall dream again America ~ as it’s a heritage dream ~ one that represents all of US.
Bryan W. Brickner
Women’s Suffrage Documentary