...Republican lawmakers are jumping into the amendment fray with enthusiasm. HJR 7, sponsored by Reps. Robert Behning and David Frizzell, is another tea party-powered initiative calling for a constitutional convention not to amend the constitution, but to repeal another amendment – the 17th, which provided for direct election of U.S. senators instead of by state legislatures. Repeal proponents argue that Congress has become a pawn of special interests, precisely the charge made of state legislatures when the 17th Amendment was approved in 1913. ...
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Monday, January 24, 2011
Time for a rewrite?
Time for a rewrite? Karen Francisco; The Journal Gazette