Comment: Revoke Consent

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Revoke Consent

The 17th Amendment was adopted under a circumscribed Amendment power:

Article V

...Provided...that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate

For a State to have "its Suffrage in the Senate" requires its legislature chooses its Senators. Senators of any given State are today selected by popular ballot only because the respective State consents to be deprived of its suffrage by holding elections every cycle.

A State may at any time Act to restore its power to choose its Senators so as to revoke consent to be deprived of its suffrage in the Senate.