Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Senate Candidate Puts Party Before Country

Chris Knight reports that Elaine Marshall, candidate for Senate from North Carolina, puts the interests of her political party before the interests of her constituency. He also makes the excellent observation that the Seventeenth Amendment is responsible for the fact that Senators are more beholden to their political party than to the actual voters. Wasn't the point of the Amendment to make Senators beholden to voters?

It's time to acknowledge that that idea failed. Senators aren't beholden to voters, but instead to special interests, with their political party being the first one in line.

1 comment:

Danotheboy said...

There would be no need for a balanced budget amendment if we repealed the 17th amendment.