Repeal the 17th Amendment!

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    Dead right, but he's he's being intellectually dishonest and moving the goal post.

    Typical for those who don't have facts to support their assertions.
     
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    you should get one
     
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    The government never jumped track on the 18th. We the People and our elected legislators amended the Constitution to create what had become a defect.
     
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    MuadDib He's called The Stig

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    The Federal government not only jumped the track, it went off of the bridge and landed in the river on the 18th Amendment. There's absolutely no good reson why a prohibition amendment should have ever been in the Constitution. If the poeple and Congress wanted to prohibit alcohol, it could have been done with a simple Federal statute.

    Are there any Constitutional amendments prohibiting marijuana? No.

    The 17th and 18th Amendments both were the result of Progressive meddling. Actually, the same can be said for marijuana prohibition.
     
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    No, your reasoning is false. We the People ratified the Amendment, making it imperative for the Government to enforce it. That is how a constitutional republic works.

    That you dislike it is no ground to overturn it.
     
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    I dislike it because it's not working. Where's that budget we've been waiting for from the Senate for the last 3 years?
     
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    The state legislatures will not stop the likes such as Reid and McConnell being selected and continuing the bickering.
     
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    How do you know this? Do you have a magic crystal ball or something?
     
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    SNAP!!!! Thank you for falling into this. How do you know that the 17th is not serving the people today, the descendants of We the People who passed it, and how do you know the state legislatures will return the right type of senators if the 17th is repealed? "Do you have a magic crystal ball or something."

    Muaddib, you never made a sensible case that (1) the 17th should never have been ratified, and (2) that it should be abolished now. You just keep stating that you simply know.
     
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    Simple! Where is the budget bill? The budget is the most basic function of the legislature. Read Article I of the Constitution.

    To balance the budget, Congress is going to have to cut some entitlements that should never have been enacted in the first place. If they cut them, Senators running for reelection are not going to be popular with the voters. Senators appointed by the states wouldn't have to worry about that. It's in the interests of the states for the Feds to get their fiscal houses in order.
     

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