Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Undermining what is good for us

I never stop marveling at the wisdom of our Founding Fathers.  They created Senators who would be appointed by the several States.  This relationship was important in that it tied their allegiance to that State and not the whims of the electorate or the Federal government.  The 17th amendment changed that for the worse.  Senators were also put in office for six years to shield them from the passionate whims of the people.  The thought was that they would be courageous and intelligent statesmen - but the Founders didn’t envision Harry Reid. 

We are seeing exactly how badly we have undermined our Constitution through the 17th Amendment with this obstructionist, do nothing Senate.  Now Senators are nothing more than super-Congressmen who we can’t get rid of for six years. 

Now the United States Senate stands right in the way of a solution to many of our current problems.  There are a couple of outfits that are proposing a repeal of the 17th amendment.  I’m on board. 

The Constitution of the United States of America 


  1. Count me in. I won't say the Founding Father's were flawless, but they did a pretty damn good job. The more we alter what they set down, the more shit gets screwed up.

  2. Amigo,
    I have never understood the reasons for this amendment. Why would the states cede their voice to a party? That amendment was insane.

  3. Oddly enough the scandal that lead to the 17th was in Illinois (go figure) - though to be fair, the Senator concerned was a Republican (William Lorimer). His appointment was invalidated by the Senate in 1912 for bribery. That should have been the end of it - but well meaning progressives (their vile hand prints are all over this) in both parties pushed this through.

    Like a couple of other amendments (the 14th and 16th come to mind) rather than defer to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, politicians created a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

  4. Thanks for educating me on this one. I can't wait for tomorrow... I get smarter and smarter every day. It's time for America to wake up. I'm doing my part.