Friday, September 16, 2005

Why the 17th amendment should be repealed 

That's the amendment which stipulates that US Senators shall be elected by popular elections, and not by the state legislatures as the constitution originally stipulated.

This article
lays out a pretty good case as to why the 17th amendment should be repealed. The short of it is that the Senators, in the pre-17th era, were advocates of their states in the federal government, and acted as a check against rising rederal power.

If that's what Senators would become if they had to answer to the legislatures of their state (which would even instruct their Senators on how to vote on certain issues--making them ambasadors of their state, really), than I say repeal the sucker.

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