Want to get rid of the 17th Amendment, maybe even McCain - have your state De-ratify it, it only will take 5 statesSubmitted by joeinmo on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 11:02
The only amendment to the Constitution that is not amendable is the 17th amendment due to the suffrage clause and equal representation. However, the ability to de-ratify the passing of the 17th amendment in your state is possible and it would take only 5 states to complete the task. Currenty 8 states never voted to ratify the 17th amendment, if 5 states vote to de-ratify then the minimum amount of states needed for ratification would not be met and the rules on Senate elections would default to the original rules of the Constitution, and each Senator would once again be elected by its state legislature.
There never was a time limit on the 17th Amendment like there was for the equal rights amendment of the 1970's.