November 22, 2012

Repeal 17th Amend.~ Sovereignty of States' have lost all power to lobbyists.

Senators used to be representing States' legislature, but now with the turning the US Senator from Republic to Democratic, the sovereignty of the States' have lost all power to the lobbyists.

Glenn J. Shapiro~

...It explains the why's of the 17th amendment and why it should be repealed.

Repeal the 17th Amendment.

One of the fundamental presumptions of the U.S. Constitution is this: when governmental power is consolidated and unlimited it is unresponsive to the needs of the governed. The framers originally sought to prevent the overreach of government by creating an elegant framework to distribute power as widely as possible through a structured competition of natural self-interests. It is for this reason that the framers preserved the integrity of the states, these independent but united "laboratories of democracy", and it is this federal system that the 17th Amendment (which provides for the direct, popular election of U.S. Senators) destroyed. This amendment has resulted in, as the framers predicted, a national government with influence, power and control unchecked by any political mechanism. This unlimited structure threatens the uniquely American way of life and the solvency of the national government.

The original design of the U.S. Constitution acknowledged that the several state governments were equipped better than the national government to address the vast majority of citizens' needs. The democratically elected officials of those state governments live among the people they represent. 
If everyone knew all there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must foregive them, including myself.