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To: Carry_Okie
Actually, I understood Madison's point, but wanted to show that his theory of a Master works against a Republican style democracy. I wonder if Madison would support term limits if he knew how large the federal government had become and with the passage of the 21st amendment that weakened the Republic and flew in the face of federalism?

Now to support my notion that tenured legislators have undue influence over citizens represented by less tenured legislators, one only has to look at "No Child Left Behind", ADA, and the recent immigration "reform" bill to understand the Senator Kennedy and the Commonwealth of MassacuTAXES has more influence on my life than my 2nd term and 1st term Senator from Missouri. (And don't get me started on West Virginia)

32 posted on 06/13/2007 5:51:58 AM PDT by 11th Commandment
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To: 11th Commandment
I wonder if Madison would support term limits if he knew how large the federal government had become and with the passage of the 21st amendment that weakened the Republic and flew in the face of federalism?

Actually, he would point to the "Selective Incorporation" doctrine of the 14th Amendment and the 16th and 17th Amendments for the growth of the Federal government, blaming the people for letting the Republic go down the drain.

33 posted on 06/13/2007 7:28:47 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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