The Seventeenth is a disaster for Original Intent. It emasculates the states legislatures and needs to go. Unfortunately it is probably with us forever.
posted on 02/26/2013 7:36:28 AM PST
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To: jboot; Tupelo
Interesting how the sky is the limit as far as the Left is concerned, but there seems to be nothing but defeatism when it comes to anything difficult for the Right. And they don’t even have the Constitution on their side!
Of course the repeal won’t move forward right away. The Seventeenth Amendment wasn’t introduced and ratified overnight, either. What has to happen is a national discussion on state sovereignty and the original intent of the Constitution. The only reason this amendment worked was because they did so under the veil of democracy (we are a republic, not a democracy) and the public knew little of federalism or the effect such an amendment would have on state sovereignty and individual liberty.
posted on 02/26/2013 7:50:18 AM PST
Unfortunately it is probably with us forever.
If nothing else, progressives are devious and smart when it comes to doing things like the 17th amendment. It was popular vote snake oil sold under the empowerment label and had delivered exactly the opposite. Now we're stuck with senators who oppose the wishes of their own states on a regular basis.
You will never get denying the vote past the people. I'm not sure I trust my legislature enough to give that choice back to them. I'd rather see them elected by an electoral style system within the states.
posted on 02/26/2013 7:54:54 AM PST
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