While Dr. Paul's bill HR1207 enjoys the support of 72% (314/435) of the House, the companion bill in the Senate, S604, has been mired for quite some time at only 31% (31/100). To make matters worse, Judd Gregg (R-NH) recently stated that he would filibuster against the bill in the Senate. Why the disconnect? Well, it all goes back to that dreadful year of 1913. That was the year that the Federal Income Tax and the Federal Reserve were created, and the 17th Amendment adopted (maybe). The Founding Fathers had it right when they set up the House (People's House) and the Senate (State's House). Representatives were elected by the people and Senators were elected/appointed by state legislatures. Senators represented the wishes of their state and were a check on any wild ideas that may come out of the House. The 17th Amendment took the power of appointing Senators away from the states and allowed them to be voted on by the people. That Amendment created the perfect storm for corruption. Now Senators are really "super Representatives" with 4.35x more voting clout than Representatives (100 vs 435), and they are around for 6 years rather than 2. So if you have big bucks and have an agenda, where are you going to get more bang for your buck than by buying a Senator? That is exactly what has happened. Senator Durbin (D-IL) confirmed it a few months ago when he publicly stated that "The banks own the Senate"! And it is not just the banks. It is also the military-industrial complex, big pharma, corporate agriculture and the big buck list goes on and on.
So, in my few short years in following this stuff closely (thanks to RP and the DP), I have not seen such a great disconnect between what the people (House) want and what big money/corruption (Senate) wants. We need this example to go viral and wake the sheep up. We need to Repeal the 17th Amendment. Then we can tackle the Federal Income Tax and the Federal Reserve, hopefully before it is too late for America, which I personally fear it may be.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Will a S604 failure jump start the Repeal The 17th Amendment movement?
Will a S604 failure jump start the Repeal The 17th Amendment movement? Daily Paul