:thumbsup::thumbsup:Stand Watie said:... And WHY "direct election of Senators" was/IS a REALLY BAD idea.= The 17th Amendment should be REPEALED.
Eloquently put! I agree 100%. I know that I didn't realize that Senators were appointed by the States until I had my first college Poly Sci class.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
SW, I whole heartedly absolutly AGREE! "Direct election" of the senators was a HORRIBLE IDEA!
"The people" already had representation -- in the House of Representatives, which is WHY it was NAMED that!
All the 17th amendment did was eliminate the political representation of the states.
I am glad that we have some people who aren't so overwhelmed by the supposed "beauty" of "democracy" that they forget our Founders did not intend us to BE a Democracy, but a Republic. With a Constitution as its legal backbone.