The Argument to Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment of the ConstitutionSubmitted by InPursuitOfLiberty on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 06:59
One of the less known and more controversial moments in the history of the Constitution of the United States was the 17th amendment of 1913. It birthed what some claimed was a more fair and accountable political system, and what others called Unconstitutional, tyrannical, and the removal of the voice of the States at the seat of government.
Out of the 17th amendment’s history came a movement to repeal the seventeenth amendment and return to original Constitutional law, and of course, a movement that supported the new plan for electing Senators.
The original words of the the Constitution that are affected by the Seventeenth Amendment are in Article 1 Section 3, and read:
“The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote”