Repeal This Amendment!

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As usual, leftids and noozies are clamoring for the repeal of the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. They want only criminals and the government to be armed, and normal people to be defenseless.

Forget about it. The amendment most in need of repeal is now, as it has been ever since it was adopted in 1913, the Seventeeth Amendment.

Originally the Constitution provided for each state’s two U.S. senators to be selected by their respective states’ legislatures. That was because their job was to represent their states.

But in 1913 this was changed so that from then on, senators would be elected by popular vote. This has been an inexhaustible source of mischief and corruption.

Now, instead of representing their states, U.S. senators represent national and even global special interests. Every time a lobbyist buys a senator, he becomes the proud owner of 1% of the total vote. And you’d better believe the senators are for sale. And it’s really hard to get rid of them. If you’re a senator and the National Education Assn. is supporting you, that means virtually unlimited funds for your re-election campaign.

Out-of-state money and even foreign money pours into key elections, with the people of those states at best a minor consideration. It’s become a disgusting spectacle.

You can talk about draining the swamp from now till Doomsday: but the popularly-elected U.S. Senate is the very heart of the swamp. The Senate is the Swamp. If it were returned to its original, pre-17th Amendment form, the swamp would find it hard to stay in business.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “Repeal This Amendment!

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    When the Leftids came our of the woodwork after the Florida high school shooting yelling for control, they never specified what they want – like, what law would have prevented Niccolas Kruz from doing what he did? What they really want is to make having firearms illegal like in Great Britain and Australia.

    The 17th Amendment needs to go the way of the Edsel. Keep politics local as much as possible. The federal gov’t is to be an umpire, not an owner.

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  • Linda Sorci

    Not only is it a swamp, but there seems to be a fair amount of insanity loose in D.C. and they’re not alone

    The Sheriff in Broward County, after the shooting the other day, was in front of the cameras talking about expanding the right of any law enforcement or paramedic – untrained in mental health – to Baker Act anyone they decide should be mentally evaluated for up to 72 hours. The Baker Act is Florida’s law that allows for the involuntary confinement of anyone that a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL deems a danger to himself or others. This is outrageous and if they get away with it there, it surely will be everywhere else in short order.

    We, the people, need to stand up to these power-hungry control freaks who want our guns, want us locked away and want to control our every thought and move.

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  • Evelyn

    Hi Lee, I understand what you are saying, and I’m open to argument, but I have a concern that state legislators who had the ability to select our US Senators might be just as buyable. Then it would be even harder to get rid of a bad US Senator. Am I mistaken?

    Is that the reason they changed it in the 17th century, maybe?

    Evelyn

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    • leeduigon

      They changed it in 1913, thinking direct election of senators would be “more democratic.” They were wrong.
      Anyway, it’s harder to buy 50 state legislatures (X however many legislators are in each one) than 100 U.S. senators.

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