“The result is predictable: today, there are more than 730,000 U.S. residents per member of Congress. At that ratio in 1789, the nation would have had a whopping eight congressmen. . . The Founding Fathers never would have tolerated such a narrow oligarchy.”
I don’t know if this is an answer for citizens' voices gone hoarse but the idea may be on track. This could be on of the answers to the current upheaval in politics. Why so many, on both sides of the aisle, are so up-in-arms with their government. Since the founding of the US, the Senate was perhaps destined for this role, although Senators used to be chosen by the state legislatures, but the House was supposed to be community representatives known by their communities.