This web-log calls for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and addresses the hegemony committed by the US Senate. The first significant step to remove the domination and unmistakable corruption deriving from the National Government and the restoration of the Federal is to repeal the 17th Amendment. Americans should fear the steady hegemonic growth by the Senate oligarchy because the US Constitution cannot be spoiled by bombs, the courts, or the President, but only through malevolent legislation.
At the beginning of the century, the Constitution was amended to permit direct election of U.S. senators. We examine the shift to determine the extent to which an electoral reform can result in meaningful change. Variables are analyzed that tap the Senate’s membership and responsiveness before and after direct election, and House data are employed to control for history effects.The results indicate that changing the mode of senatorial selection did indeed lead to alterations in the composition and sensitivity of the senate, a finding that should encourage caution regarding electoral reforms being advocated at the end of the century.