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To: Errant

A repeal of the 17th Amendment would allow the recall of every member of Senate. Prior to the implementation of the 17th, every member of the US Senate was APPOINTED by the respective state legislature to represent the STATE. They were not elected. Made no campaign promises, owed nobody any favors except to honor states wishes within congress.
If they failed in their duties, their State Legislature could recall and fire the Senator.

The 17th Amendment allowed Senators to be voted in by the people of the state.


4 posted on 01/18/2010 9:53:30 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: o_zarkman44
"A repeal of the 17th Amendment"

It seems the majority doesn't wish to tinker with the constitution during the reign of King Obama.

9 posted on 01/18/2010 10:03:34 AM PST by Errant
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To: o_zarkman44
A repeal of the 17th Amendment would allow the recall of every member of Senate.

Not really. See my post #17 - post number is purely coincidental.

Made no campaign promises, owed nobody any favors ...

Nobody, except to those people or groups who appointed them... Back to smoke-filled rooms and cronyism?

People elect a Senator to a six-year term; maybe they should live with their [contract] decisions, and next time take elections more seriously.

20 posted on 01/18/2010 10:40:36 AM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: o_zarkman44
was APPOINTED by the respective state legislature to represent the STATE. They were not elected. Made no campaign promises, owed nobody any favors except to honor states wishes within congress.

Did they have better state legislatures in those days? That system would be better only if the state legislatures were more honest, wiser, had better judgment and less self-interest than the voters who elected them. Which seems unlikely -- there's a reason for all those jokes about the stupidity and venality of state legislators!

27 posted on 01/18/2010 2:43:48 PM PST by maryz
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