to service in the lower House of the republic. As evidence, consider the following observation about the census made by a first term congressman (named, ironically enough, Daniel Webster):

We’re spending $70 per person to fill this out. That’s just not cost effective, especially since in the end this is not a survey. Its a random survey.

Can flat earthers and book burners be far behind? On these occasions I think fondly of Heinlein‘s suggestion that citizens be required to demonstrate some mathematical proficiency in order to vote.