Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How to Piss Off a Sitting U.S. Senator

How to piss off a sitting U.S. Senator; Jerry Berggren

Louie Gohmert has discovered how to do this. Today he released a call to state legislatures around the country to review Article V of the U.S. Constitution and consider proposing an amendment to stop the runaway Congress and White House. That’s not going to make him many friends in our more austere legislative body because Rep. Gohmert wants to repeal the 17th Amendment which allows for the direct election of Senators by the people.


motstraumen said...

Gohrmet is nuts. The ammendment was proposed by states' legislatures, passed both houses, and ratified by our states in order to fix a broken system of backroom dealing and impasses caused by the inability at times to send a senator to congress. These republicans are doing this just to stoke a misinformed populace that have fallen prey to their partisan (lie-filled) rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

You may want to inform yourself mots, before you post. Just because the 17th was proposed by the states doesn't mean it should endure, and doesn't mean it was right. It's acknowledged that the pre-17th system had faults; the 17th was a perversion of original intent, however. 17th should be repealed and replaced with actual fixes to what the 17th puported to address. I'll ignore the childish anti-GOP part of your rant.