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To: Publius

Yes, I know and now we’re suffering the results of unintended consequences. I believe the framers debated direct elections of the senators and rejected it. In fact, if I recall correctly, the debate over the makeup and method of electing senators was nearly the deal breaker for the entire convention. It’s a shame the later generations didn’t fight the corruption rather than bastardising the system.


46 posted on 04/25/2007 3:57:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
All correct in your post.

Read Decision in Philadelphia, by the Colliers. It covers the Constitutional Convention, not by strict chronology, but by "thread". On some days, several different threads would be discussed and see progress, and sometimes threads would intersect. It's the best book I've ever read on that subject.

48 posted on 04/25/2007 4:24:42 PM PDT by Publius (A = A)
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