That is the headline going around:
"Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) " a judge in his prior career " comes out for repealing the 17th Amendment, to "restore the balance between the federal government and the states by giving the right to appoint senators back to state legislatures." Read Full Story Reported by Powell Gammill
It is misleading to say the least - Voters shouldn't be able to elect senators. Rep comes out for repealing the 17th Amendment.
If you read Gohmert's press release below, no where does it say he is for repealing the Seventeenth Amendment.
I just got off the phone with Rep. Gohmert's office. If you have any doubts, pick up the phone. That's what stops bad information from being sent out in emails.
Rep. Gohmert is not, according to his aid, advocating for repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment.
Of course, it's a bit difficult to repeal a law that doesn't exist:
Rep. Gohmert wants a constitutional convention. That would be the end of the U.S. Constitution. I believe he means well, but this is NOT the path to pursue.
We fought one off back in 1994 -- just barely. This is so dangerous.
Please call your state rep and senator and tell them: NO constitutional convention.
Rep. Gohmert lives in a dream world if he thinks only one amendment would be the subject of a con-con. Not with the evil forces arrayed against we the people. Besides, it takes 5-7 YEARS to get a constitutional amendment through the system until rejected or ratified. We don't have that kind of time.
Even though our state legislature is out of session until Jan 2011, I am calling this morning just to let them know how I feel. I will also be in Austin at the state capitol shortly and will drop off a letter to my state rep and senator asking them to vote no for a constitutional convention.
Read the rest here.
Monday, April 12, 2010
GOP Rep Voters Shouldn't Be Able To Elect Senators
GOP Rep Voters Shouldn't Be Able To Elect Senators; Devey Kidd; Rense.Com