Friday, September 14, 2007

Wrap-up of the 17th Amendment on the Web 14 September 2007

I had to delete about months worth of Google News Alerts, so this is not exhaustive, but it does demonstrate folks are talking about the repeal or the consequences of it. However, one muldoon, The Pink Flamingo, thinks the idea is wacky. Well friend, with skyrocketing government spending and enlargement that is directly attributed to the passage of the 16th and 17th Amendments, I’d say that it’s not so wacky. But then again my weblog isn't called the “The Pink Flamingo” and I might be one of those weird provocative types that enjoys being an individual and self-reliant.

Definitely check out the article written by is a Ballwin resident and co-founder of the Madison Forum, a constitutional think tank dedicated to upholding the principles of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. I am not sure, but I do not think there has been much research correlating this connection, so it may yield some interesting conclusions.


Appeal for Repeal
By Dave
So why repeal it? Isn't it good to have a direct vote for representatives in Washington? Shouldn't the people have the final say in who speaks for them? If you read the background information on the 17th Amendment, you will discover ...
Tungsten Fluff -

GUEST COMMENTARY: A senatorial shocker! Repeal the 17th Amendment
Suburban Journals - Town and Country,MO,USA
Further evidence of the founders' desire to assure state authority is evident in the Constitution's Tenth Amendment, which made clear that "The powers not ...

More Reasons To Repeal The 17th
By JohnJ
The reason for the passage of the 17th Amendment should be stated. The 17th Amendment was passed because of a procedural problem in the original concept and not because of a need to alter the balance of power. ... -

Now They Want to Repeal the 17th Amendment
By SJ Reidhead
RON PAUL WANTS TO END DIRECT ELECTION OF SENATORS. I think I mentioned yesterday that this bunch wants to repeal ...
The Pink Flamingo -

James Taranto On Federalism And The Seventeeth Amendment
By JohnJ
The 17th Amendment is the one providing for popular election of US senators, and its repeal is just the sort of interesting proposal we like to mull over in a contrarian spirit. But in the end we favor popular election of senators, ... -


Dave said...

I appreciate the link back to my blog. I will be reading through the more scholarly writings on the subject in the near future. It would be great to actually see this happen - I think it will have to come by a convention called by the states - I don't see the federal congress approving this change and sending it to the states for ratification, unfortunately.

Brian said...


Thanks for stopping by!

jason said...

One of the main problems going on with government today is that not enough people understand the history of this country. Why did the Founders have state legislatures appoint or elect Senators? Why did they set up the Electoral College in that way? Why do we have a republic rather than a democracy? Now if people actually went throught the process of reading things like the Federalist Papers, maybe we would be a lot clearer on these issues. Maybe people would understand how the Founders sought to protect the minority from the majority. This is an area we are failing in: teaching our history.