Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Yes! We need to repeal the 17th Amendment!

I found this comment posted on the Huffington Post by commenter BoudiccaBlanc:


“Yes!

We need to repeal the 17th Amendment (direct election of US Senators)


Back in 1910, it seemed like a "democrati
­c" idea but the Senators are "owned" by the lobbyists who fund their campaigns. "The people" have little or no power over them.

Also, the 17th Amendment upset the balance of power between the people, the states and the executive. Too much power is flowing to the executive at the expense of the people and the states.”


Comment: I see more comments on the Huffington Post calling for the repeal of the 17th than any other online publication. While I know that many of these folks might be (small L) libertarians that are commenting, I am beginning to believe word is spreading to the left. Let's keep on keepin' on folks and get the word out there. Repealing the 17th is a win for every American.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu

1 comment:

Idahoser said...

I see the opposite most of the time, unless I'm somewhere like here, people who have already learned what's wrong with the 17th. Most people have no idea what the 17th did, and when you inform them they get one sentence from the left - "You want LESS democracy?" - and the argument is over, they've learned all they want to.