Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Tea Party has it right on the 17th amendment

The Tea Party has it right on the 17th amendment; The American Centrist

Every now and then, the Tea Party gets it right. The New York Times today reported that the Tea Party is on a quest to repeal the 17th amendment.

I think the quest to repeal the 17th amendment needs to go further. Senators and members of the House sho1tld1 be elected by their respective state legislatures. It’s the first step toward scaling back the federal government to its basic responsibilities: protect the general welfare, promote commerce, provide national security.

I’d prefer we save a billion dollars a year by getting rid of the House of Representatives.

: When folks get down to brass tacks in this country and look at the basic problems we have, the silly left-right paradigm used by the two main parties use to divide us gets put to the side and collectively we realize the same thing; WE NEED TO LIMIT THE NATIONAL AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!

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