Should the U.S. Senate be abolished?

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  1. Chris
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    I think so, no question.

    We have Senators who represent 800,000 people making decisions for the 300 million of the rest of us.
     
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    so what do you propose instead, because direct democracy won't work either
     
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    I think the Senate should be strengthened by repealing the XVII Amendment.
     
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    I think the Senate should continue. The key being that the House of Representatives is there to offset them. The only way that can happen though is for the house to continue to grow and expand to represent our populations and demographics.
     
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    Uh, no. Obviously. But we need to elected them according to the Constitution:

    BTW, "And to the Republic, for which is stands..."
     
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    yes let's repress the masses more! grand idea
     
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    Its worked for over 200 years and provides employment
     
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    Politics went downhill as soon as that melarkey was enacted. The Founders recognized the folly of pure democracy and designed teh senate as an instrument for counter acting the stupidity of the masses of people. Returning to that standard would improve governance. I mean, how wise a decision can there be from people who cannot identify the first president of the US, or any other relevant fact of American history?
     
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    No, the Senate shouldnt be absolished. It should be restored to how it was originally framed. The Senate was not meant to represent the people. It was meant to represent the states. Without that balance by the states, we have had nothing but ever growing federal government.

    However, I'm all for firing every Senator and starting over again.
     
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    It stopped working in 1913.
     

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