Monday, April 21, 2008

The 17th Amendment - Should we repeal it?

Should we repeal the 17th Amendment? Take a look at it. It is the amendment that shifted Senators from representing States, as in States' Rights, to representing the individual citizens of the states and therefore being elected by the citizens. We have the Congress/House of Representatives to represent us as individual citizens. As established, the legislatures of the respective States elected/selected the people who would serve as Senators and represent the interests of the respective State. Let's set a new tone in Washington, D.C. and take our government back by giving that government back to the States. Take a look at the U.S. Constitution. Let's start looking at repealing the 17th Amendment. What do you think?


Blogger Rich said...

Not only would it put more power back in the state's hands, it would make the election of state legislators more important. The original intent of the sentate was to have the overall issues of a state represented in Washington, not another constituency group advocate for special interests. Washington is so broken though, this is just a bandaid. We need to turn over the congress and senate more often and keep them away from DC for longer periods of time. DC is too easy a target for the lobbyists, and too far away for individual constituents to have influence...

5:02 PM  
Blogger Beach Girl said...

The intent of the Founders was that we have citizen-statesmen who earned their living in their communities and spent very little time in DC. The Senators and Congressmen have turned their "elections" into welfare jobs with holidays and benefits - impossible to pry them apart - they have even made it illegal for an honest representative to actually work when he/she is at home with his constitutents.

Off subject, but I think we should deny Jimmy Carter entry into the United States, revoke his citizenship and passport. He is consorting with the enemy - better to leave him out of the country - our country.

12:54 AM  

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