Wow, almost three months since I posted a wrap-up. I thought during the winter I would have been able to spend more time with this weblog, but that has not been the case. Anyway here are some of the articles I had backlogged.
There is an interesting poll on the Sean Hannity website in which fans are polled concerning electing US Senators directly or through the state legislators. Not surprising his listeners choose the direct election opinion demonstrating the lack of ‘federalist’ understanding in the Hannity Nation.
Memo to the Superdelegates: No Principles, Please
New York Times -
Only a few years ago, retiring Senator Zell Miller said that popular election of senators was a bad idea and that the 17th amendment should be repealed. ...
A Plan to Improve America: The Second Goal
Here are some suggested elements for each amendment:. 1. Repeal the 17th Amendment and establish a new Amendment :. “The people of the
ReasonableCitizen - http://kindlingman.wordpress.com
I smell a rat
So in my continued moments of despair, frustration and perplexing of how we have 3 loser Senators out of 300+ million people in the
Dale's Political Blog - http://politicaldale.blogspot.com/
5000 year leap
By the GOOD doctor
i am learning that senators were set up to advocate for the state. the legislators of the state and the representatives from the "house of reps" would sent 2 senators to
The Confessions of St. Joshua - http://saintjoshua.blogspot.com
From here and from there - 14
The 17th amendment was ratified in 1913. It is no coincidence that the sharp rise in the size and power of the federal government starts in this year (the 16th amendment, establishing a federal income tax, ratified the same year, ...
It looks obvious - http://www.rogelsview.com
The popular election of senators
The 17th amendment changed all this allowing for the popular election of senators, ratified in 1913. I have some follow up questions to the poll: 1. What, in your opinion, do you see as the purpose of a United States Senator? ...
Sean Hannity Discussion - http://forums.hannity.com
Pledges 'n' Delegates
In 1913, the 17th Amendment changed that to allow Senators to be chosen by direct, popular vote in the states. Representatives to the House of Representatives were to be chosen by "the people of the various states" according to Art. ...
THEZORG - http://zzzorg.blogspot.com/
Superdelegates And The 17th Amendment
Liberty Papers -
It has a parallel with our own Constitution and the 17th Amendment, and thus I find myself cheering on the “antidemocratic” forces within the party rather ...
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Looks like I'll be buying a book soon...
... and that was impossible so long as educated Americans remained responsive "to the
1913: America's Worst Year - Election Reform
Rather than solve that problem, populist pressure lead to the passage of the 17th Amendment, making senators directly elected by voters. They are no different from representatives. This meant that the Senate was now filled with people ...
Scragged - http://www.scragged.com
The 2nd Law that Never Was
As some of us already know, Bill Benson discovered that the 16th Amendment (income tax) to the Constitution was never really ratified by the Several states. But then I learned that he also discovered that the 17th Amendment (elections ...
1913 - The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law. 1916 - In
오늘 (English) - http://oneul-en.tistory.com/
Strong mayor = less government
Federal Way News - Federal Way,WA,
Finally in 1913, the 17th Amendment was passed and the people gained the right to vote for their own representatives to the US Senate. ...
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