Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wrap-up the 17th Amendment on the Web 28 March 2007

This week’s wrap-up was fairly good; however there was no analysis of the issue.


This Move by Utah to Monitor Their Senators Bears Watching
By TBlumer
... that forces US Senators to pay at least some heed to the state they actually represent is a good thing. Thought it is something the Founders clearly intended, it has been almost totally lacking since the 17th Amendment was “ratified.”
BizzyBlog -

America is a Democracy?
Atlantic Free Press - Groningen, Netherlands
Until the 17th amendment was passed in 1913 the general public had absolutely no control at all over any legislation(both houses must pass any proposed bill ...
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Should You Vote?
By Kevin 'Joooooooooo!!!' Feasel
Polk or Calvin Coolidge, but if you don’t understand that the consequenes of greenspace laws, building height limitations, and rent control are to increase overall costs of housing, or understand what the 17th amendment entails (bonus...
36 Chambers - The Legendary Journeys -

2008 Presidential Contender: Ron Paul
By Terry Mitchell
Paul supports the repeal of the 17th amendment to the US Constitution (he believes US Senators should be selected by state legislatures once again, and not directly elected), opposes campaign finance reforms, advocates better ballot...
CommenTerry -

Specter’s Plan to Run at 80 More Evidence That Age is Less of a ... - Washington, DC, USA
Direct popular election of senators was not established until the 17th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1913. ...
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DC Voting Rights: Unconstitutional Unless Done So Through Amendment
By Syd And Vaughn
Section 3 states the same for the Senate, with the exception that senators are no longer chosen by State legislatures, but by the people, as the 17th Amendment enumerates. The point being is that STATES have representation in the House ...
The Asylum -

Political Party History in New Hampshire--Part One
By professorf
In the first election following ratification of the 17th amendment to the US Constitution in 1913 mandating the direct election of US Senators, the Republicans swept back into power and remained the dominant party, until the 2006 ...
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An Argument for the Repeal of the 17th Amendment
but debates where ideas are discussed in a civilized manner and thought is put in. For a debate, I'd like to put forth the notion that the 17th amendment, the election of senators by popular vote of the people, needs to be repealed.
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