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We need women like this in office (does Pelosi even know what the 17th amendment is?)

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fireant's picture

Are you kidding?

Good grief. If you think lawmaking is a sausage factory now, just do what she is proposing.
She dismisses repeal of the 17th out of hand, and her proposal will do nothing to rectify the lack of balance created by it.
Repeal is the only way.

Undo what Wilson did

She just endorsed Allen

http://www.varight.com/news/jamie-radtke-endorses-george-all...

I'm not from VA, so I don't know what he is all about, but he beat her in the primary and ultimately earned her endorsement. I like what she said about what he had to do to earn that endorsement.

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

We need men like this.

We need more men like this. The women in the liberty movement rock. There may be fewer of them in the movement, but in terms of actually doing the work of putting ideas into action each one of them women carries the weight of 10 men. It's the women of this movement who give me a hopeful confidence that some of our goals will actually be achieved in my lifetime.

Cyril's picture

BUMP

For attention to what she defends

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Bump for what she advocates

What she defends is the restoration of checks and balances to the constitution. What she is advocating is educating the public about the 17th amendment so that we the people understand why we should not want to vote to elect US Senators. Otherwise any suggestion of removing from them the direct election of US Senators will be a nearly impossible sell. So let's get to schooling folks, shall we?

From www.ThomasJeffersonCenter.com

Repeal the 17th Amendment
http://youtu.be/OmosuuXBRVs

Our Founding Fathers were fearful of an over bearing federal government. Checks and balances were established in order to control the federal government. Enactment of the 17th amendment tore down much of the checks that had been established to stop the federal government. It is important to reinstate the constitutional controls established by the Founding Fathers prior to the 17th amendments enactment.

Failure to do so will result in the status quo of an uncontrolled federal government and loss of personal liberty and freedom The checks and balances must be restored to the constitution.

Cyril's picture

Amen to that.

Amen to that.

I'm no specialist, though I did read the Constitution attentively, and I'd probably recommend fighting hard against, first, either of these two in order to repeal the second as well :

the 16th and the 17th.

Both worked as buddies to help each other steal always more from the People's power to benefit the Federal and insiders CROOKS.

In my point of view / understanding, the Federal government ought to be meant to protect and defend the respect of the Constitution.

Instead, it turned into a bunch of PRIVATE clubs of traitors against the States. I'm still unsure if it was by design from the beginning, but in any case, the Federal government as we know it today certainly deserves to be overthrown.

The main remaining issue is to figure HOW, in order to Restore the Constitution which is under demolition by the traitors whose offices are supposed to defend it, precisely.

Peace.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Ron Paul: "Repeal 1913"

People ask me all the time "if it's so important why doesn't Ron Paul talk about it?" My response is usually "are you kidding me? Ron Paul, who took heat and ridicule from his critics for 30 years teaching the public about the Fed, is gonna advocate removing every citizens "right" to directly elect US Senators? It's political suicide to run on a repeal the 17th platform in front of a public that is by and large uneducated about the subject. Ron would say something like "It's much easier on me, and so it doesn't become a distraction tool by the media, for me to just say "repeal the entire year of 1913" and let you guys explain it all to people who don't understand what that means.

17th amendment education

Now that's what I'm talking about. It's about time someone is bringing attention to this issue.

I dropped the idea on State Senators.

The Seventeenth Amendment removed the role of state legislatures in Federal legislation.

A state legislator has the same say in Washington as the guy in the street.

Free includes debt-free!