That’s Right Nate

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Let’s Overturn Outdated 17th Amendment

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When it comes to Constitutional amendments, I have always been a big believer that our Constitution should begin with the first and end with the second amendment.  If you have the freedom of speech and a gun to defend that freedom, what other amendment do you really need?  Most of the other amendments seem to defend criminals or give special rights to women and minorities like voting and not being slaves.   Lately, I’ve found a kindred spirit in Representative Louis Gohmert (R-TX) and I completely support his desire to end the 17th amendment.

In a press release today, Gohmert said “Ever since the safeguard of State legislatures electing U.S. Senators was removed by the 17th Amendment in 1913, there has been no check or balance on the Federal power grab for the last 97 years.”

The 17th amendment changed the election of senators from the responsibility of the state legislatures to a direct vote by the people of the state.   The process for changing this amendment is not easy, but I can think of no finer show of the democratic spirit than people lining up coast to coast to cast their ballots for a Constitutional amendment so that they would not have to cast their vote for Senator.   Gohmert decried “The usurpation of the rights of the states of the people perpetrated by the U.S. House last night

There is no better way to give the American people back the power that the House of Representatives has taken from them, then by taking away the people’s vote for Senator.  I have mentioned before that despite his Democrat party affiliation that I am a big fan of Illinois Senator Roland Burris who was chosen by the Governor instead of by the people.   The time has come for the people to stand up and let their voices be heard that they no longer wish to vote for Senator.


Written by thatsrightnate

March 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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  1. I don’t think that would gain much traction in NY. As soon as we elect them to our state legislature they seem to lose 30 IQ points and revert back to pre-kindergarten maturity levels. I think it’s something in the water in Albany because our governors have been falling apart pretty fast there, too. Illinois hasn’t been doing so well in that regard either from what I’ve heard.


    March 24, 2010 at 5:40 am

  2. Don’t knock Louie. Texas has a world class governor and world class legislature. They were smart enough to get Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, and capitalism out of the History curriculum. They are certainly qualified to choose top of the line senators, at least until we secede.


    March 24, 2010 at 6:35 am

  3. Um..steve…not to rush you or anything. Wouldn’t want to be rude…But exactly when are you planning to secede? Isn’t it about time to get that show on the road?


    March 24, 2010 at 10:17 am

  4. Watch for an announcement from Louie at the right moment. He will tell us to leave and away we go.


    March 25, 2010 at 5:05 am

  5. As an elderly and, yes, lame American, I must heartily protest Sarah Palin’s use of the derogatory term “lamestream media.” It hurts me — as much as my bursitis and sciatica hurt me — that a woman we Republicans and Tea Baggers admire so much would denigrate our fragile and age-weakened bodies. At least Obama was upfront about his hatred of the elderly, but Sarah??? I trusted Sarah.


    March 26, 2010 at 6:09 pm

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