Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ivy League Brownies Flunk US Government Knowledge

From The Brown Daily Herald, a student publication at Brown University.

The ratification of the 17th amendment to the federal constitution in 1913 was a critical step in America’s growth as a representative democracy. The amendment mandated that senators be elected directly by voters, rather than state legislators.

Comment: The Amendment did not provide a "critical step toward representative democracy;" in actuality it has lead to a less democratic country one in which a small group of people amass power in an oligopoly.

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