Tuesday, September 11, 2007

MoveOn.org's Senators

The weblog Brain Shavings has a posting that highlights MoveOn.Org’s close ties with Senators Byrd (WV), Brown (OH), and Tester (MT).

Comments: Considering MoveOn very anti-American ideology, this connection demonstrates the shady nature of special interests groups and the U.S. Senate.

Again the only way we can reduce the amount of special interest influence and corruption in Washington is to return the rightful place of the States in the US Senate. While one should not be naive to think this will totally eliminate it from the landscape, it will reduce it significantly.

The biggest problem overcoming this is to convince the state general assemblies that their US Senators are their representatives, and they could affect the situation by a number of means, one being the requirement for periodic testimony before the general assembly.

There are two things I see blocking this; ignorance of state elected officials and big party influence. If we fix this we might be well underway to repeal the 17th Amendment.

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