I totally agree on the repeal of the 17th amendment. Isn't it funny how we never learned in school that the senators used to be appointed by the State Legislature. They are doing everything they can to wipe out all indepence of the States and make them nothing more than administrative agents of the Federal Government.
---- Robert Heed <[address removed]> wrote:
> This doesn't surprise me at all. Portman had all the pedigrees of a RiNO
> from day one.
> So now we've got a fiscal and social liberal in Portman and a socialist in
> Brown. How is it that Ohio has a pretty darn conservative State
> Legislature, but somehow we now have a hard left represenatation in the
> general Senate?
> A lot of it has to do with the 17th Amendment of the Constitution. The
> founders DID NOT WANT direct election of Senators. In order to ensure that
> the States maintained a check against Federal power and represented only
> the interests of their States, the founders decided that Senators were to
> be chosen by the State Legislature. The Constitution reads, "The Senate of
> the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen
> by the Legislature thereof..."
> Remember too that the 17th amendment was put on us by "Progressives". They
> fought a decades long campaign to get it through. Now we can see why.
> If we ever want a chance of getting our country back, we must work to get
> the 17th amendment repealed.
> Bob Heed
> "Virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this
> alone that renders us invincible." Patrick Henry