Monday, June 15, 2009

Mob Rule

From the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation:

One great benefit of repealing the 17th Amendment would be that states would have more power to protect minorities. Before the 17th Amendment, states were moving quickly to end slavery and promote racial, class, and gender equality. The federal government, particularly the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision, moved quickly to quell the prosperity and equality that resulted from empowered states, which led to the War for Southern Independence, among other things. The 17th Amendment allowed the federal government much more power to pit one segment of society against another, as seen here:

Free states are better than centralized government. Repealing the 17th Amendment would give states more freedom, and people more freedom too.

The 17th Amendment didn't unite America; it allowed the federal government to divide Americans and pit them against each other.

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