The 17th

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by 45_Fan, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Keep it.

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  3. Split the difference.

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  1. 45_Fan

    45_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Any opinions on the balance of power in Congress?
     
  2. smn

    smn Active Member

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    The 17th Amendment was a New Deal amendment and is not what the founders intended.
    Here's a nice podcast on repealing the 17th Amendment (link to Volokh.com): http://volokh.com/2010/07/15/repeal-the ... o-podcast/
     

  3. AEKDB

    AEKDB New Member

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    If we hold a Constitutional Convention we are :censored:!
     
  4. Robbyb03

    Robbyb03 New Member

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    The state legislatures should be the ones to appoint Senators and they would be held personally responsible by the elected officials back in their home states...
     
  5. mountainman444

    mountainman444 Active Member

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    I have thought very seriously about that. I don't know how you can limit it to only one amendment if you start. If you open the box you might not could stop it. Scary ain't it.
     
  6. Ashe

    Ashe Active Member

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    But it still requires 3/5ths of the states to ratify. And it's not an 'all or none' deal. Each Amendment must be ratified separately.
     
  7. AEKDB

    AEKDB New Member

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    We'll have to ratify it to find out what is in it.
     
  8. Hack Causality

    Hack Causality New Member

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    Term limits on senators would go a lot further toward improving Congress than modifying their electoral process.
     
  9. mountainman444

    mountainman444 Active Member

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    Now where have I heard that one before ??? Oh yeah, I remember now...