Steps to Senate Reform and Realignment
It is safe to say that we are experiencing a major shift in the social political arena in the country at this time and it is likely we will continue to experience such disruption in the foreseeable future. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook has often said “Apple has made products for years that people didn’t know they wanted and now they can’t live without”. What America needs and can’t thrive without, is inclusive urban political representation within the U.S. Senate. There is a genuine crisis of inadequate representation within the U.S. Senate that is jeopardizing its legitimacy to function as a responsible political body in the 21st Century. The Senate needs desperately to be disrupted to its core to allow the necessary realignment to occur and reflect the actual reality of the political power base within the country. This problem can be rectified by recognizing the legitimate political power and role that urbanism provides within our political system in today’s society. Therefore, in order to resolve the pressing inequality problem that exists today, the country has to take the necessary political steps to reform and realign the political framework of the U.S. Senate.
Since there are no recognized political governing entities in place to preside over the complex governance requirements to manage the multilayered political powers within an MSA, the best solution is to create new Senators to represent the largest MSA’s. One U.S. Senator per large MSA would provide the guidance and oversight required to reconcile the multitude of political layers of civic and municipal governance and provide a unified urban coalition to represent the needs of all metropolitan urban areas, large and small, in our country. It is not only our desire to make the necessary reforms, it is our duty. A new Constitutional Amendment will legitimize and codify the political power of the urban coalition within the U.S. Senate.
The great cities and urban centers of the 21st century have to be recognized for their equivalency and stature just as the “States” were identified in the 18th century. Because of their population size, stature and importance, MSA’s inherently possess the qualities that derive their self evident equivalency of a State and should have appropriate representation within the U.S. Senate. If the Constitution were being written today, would we not be obligated to recognize the urban metropolis’ political importance and impact on our political system? In order to correct this inequality, we need 33 Senators to represent the top 33 MSA’s in the country. Thus leaving us with a grand total of 133 Senators.