Comment: Well, why wouldn't the senators vote in favor of the 17th?

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Well, why wouldn't the senators vote in favor of the 17th?

It cut them loose from any and all accountability to their home state's legislatures!!!

You do have a point though, the senate body would never vote in FAVOR of repealing the 17th Amendment to RESTORE ACCOUNTABILITY to their purpose.

Unlike the original design, the States have no say (representation) in the Federal Government, or any means to "check and balance" the actions of the Fed, their sovereignty was struck the death blow in 1865 and the 17th Amendment was nothing more than an epitaph.

Maybe the "representation" angle would be the best way to go after this from each State's legislature, enough pressure from the States to withhold revenues until their representation was reinforced? No taxation without representation? What a dream...

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RON PAUL 2012