Skip to comments.Congressman Kevin McCarthy brings home the Senators’ Bacon
Posted on 10/10/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
The Bakersfield Californian www.bakersfield.com in Kevin McCarthys home District observed in a complimentary article certain key issues to bring renewed luster for the Golden State. Directly quoted, these are:
Water: Improved prospects for legislation that sends more water to farmers and studies new storage sites. Environment: Diminished environmental regulations, increased oil and gas drilling and streamlined timber harvesting. Business: Silicon Valley and Californias commercial space industry have both received his attention in the past.
These are certainly issues of state and national importance. Each is highly focused on their effects on the oil and agriculture economy of the San Joaquin Valley and the aerospace technology centers of Eastern Kern County (Edwards AFB, China Lake Naval Weapons Center and the Mojave Spaceport).
Our interests would be better served if we had two Senators who represent the interests of the State as the Founders originally intended. The House of Representatives is based on population. To counterbalance this diversity is to have two Senators represent the interests of each state.
Under the 1912 17th Amendment, Senators no longer represent the direct interests of their states, but of an exclusive club. Ted Cruz refers to them as the Washington Cartel. The passage of the 17th gave us POLITICAL PARTY DIVISION in the Senate which was not present prior. We have seen lock step voting on the part of the left for decades. With rare exceptions they all vote down party lines. The 17th was the collapse of all protective State powers.
Now to start cleaning up the mess.
Constitution of the United States of America Amendment XVII
(Introduced May 13, 1912; Ratified April 8, 1913)
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall...
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