BUT ... AS LONG AS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION
There have only been 27 amendments to our Constitution. The last basically said that the congress couldn't raise its own pay without an intervening election. Now there was a Constitutional amendment that recognized the essential truth about today's breed of politicians. Our founding fathers didn't put that in the original because they couldn't think in terms of elected officials staging raids on the taxpayers funds to the extent that they do today.
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Note: scroll down through the page to find the actual 17th Amendment article.