Jim Brown over at the Daily Paul started a discussion (26 May 2010) centered on the 17th Amendment and it consequences. There are of course some really good comments, which are constitutionality and historically based.
Why was it ratified? I believe it killed the republic and instituted a democracy. I would like your opinions and facts.
Comment: On another note, as I go through my automated news alerts concerning the 17th Amendment, the responses and supplemental articles to the NYT/Firestone article by the statist media complex is calling the repeal the "stupidest idea ever." What a surprise!
Well what that tells me is that the idea of the repeal is gaining traction outside of Washington DC and New York City. As it has been said before, "when you are over the target, you take the most flack." The repeal is going to happen. The states will get their rightful place back in the federal government, and power will be taken away from the elitists and special interest.