Tuesday, December 05, 2006

17th Amendment - - Time to Repeal

Don't Get Me Started: 17th Amendment -- Time to Repeal; by By Andrew C. ‘’Andy’’ Hefty; The Standard; 29 November 2006.

Repealing the election of senators will also diminish the egocentric, self-centered, camera hogs when it comes time for cabinet and judicial confirmations. Imagine how quickly things will get done. No more grandstanding for "the folks back home"; just productivity.

Read the whole article here.

Comment: The author makes a couple of good points and at the heart of each is accountability. Senators generally side step accountability because they are afforded the luxury of an election every six years. The American people would certainly regain a measure of accountability of we return to the Constitution as framed by Adams and Madison.

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