I've been trying to pay attention to references to this over the past few years, but I have not seen a discussion of the 17th amendment and campaign finance reform in any medium except for writings linked on Freeper Xthe17th's homepage
. I'd love to hear talk-radio take this up as a way of fixing the Senate.
To: Political Junkie Too
The subject has been around a looong time. Xthe17th's homepage has most of the good links. Dean's articles ask "why" the change was made, but the explanation is really more "how" to dupe the voters/citizens/subjects. Promise the voter "a free lunch," or support for a pet principle (e.g., prohibition), voila. It's an age-old formula, proven to work.
posted on 11/14/2003 6:27:33 PM PST
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