Repeal the 17th Amendment!

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    Your argument falls on popularity and elections at the state level, which are far more easily rigged.

    A massive internet and social media campaign to get a budget bill out of our senators, in lieu of their being elected, would be far more likely.
     
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    MuadDib He's called The Stig

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    It doesn't fall at all. Senators pre-1910 were statesmen. Why? They were well known to the people and to the legislators that appointed them.

    A media campaign is underway and has not proven effective. You can't swing a dead cat without hearing or reading on an almost daily basis how the Senate has not passed a budget in over a thousand days. The Senate is paralyzed by the politics introduced into the process by the 17th Amendment. That's why the Founders set it up the way they did.
     
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    No, they were not statesmen. You have not invalidated the reasons We the People chose to amend the Constitution. MuadDib the People has one vote, no more.
     
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    this idiocy still taking up bandwidth?

    oy vey
     
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    apparently muaddib is arabic for fuckwit

    who knew?
     
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    I thought it was Hebe for Sand monkey.

    who knew?
     
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    They amended the Constitution because they were bamboozled by statist demagogues.
     
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    what a moron you are. :redface: I'm embarrassed for you
     
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    MuadDib He's called The Stig

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    I've more than made my case. You'd have to be Progressive pond scum to think the 17th has been good for our government.

    Here is a comment on its impact:

     
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    [/QUOTE]

    the US Constitution is written for The People, not any particular government.


    :redface:

    how embarraskink!!!!
     

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