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I think the 17th amendment has been the most damaging thing for this country. Go read.

5 Responses to “Yup”

  1. Ravenwood Says:

    Yes, Seventeen dealt a serious blow to state’s rights. Because of it, the state’s have no more representation in Congress.

    I remember writing about that back in 2002:

    (Can’t believe that was nearly 16 years ago!)

  2. Ken in NH Says:

    That and the 16th. Actually, we would be much better off if we repealed everything passed during the Wilson and FDR administrations.

  3. Ron W Says:

    Yes! The 17th Amendment was bad in that it introduced much more democracy into our political system which our founders detested. About the only remaining vestige of “a republican form of government” which is guaranteed to the States (Article IV, Section 4) is the presidential electoral college by which a president is elected by 50 separate State elections. Since our nation is a Republic of united States, the President is elected by the States. And in that system, one’s individual vote is much more significant than a national popular vote.

  4. treefroggy Says:

    I keep confusing the 17th and the 19th as the one that sent the country off the rails .

  5. Richard Says:

    Any one who laments the 17th has never worked with state legislators.