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1 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jun 26, 2012 9:39:06pm

I remember hearing people argue for its repeal. I think it's a stupid idea because as already said it makes the already powerful more powerful and it would just mean that state legislatures would vote on party lines rather than giving the people a choice of actual candidates.

2 Bob Dillon  Tue, Jun 26, 2012 10:05:50pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

Digging in ... follow the money.

3 Romantic Heretic  Wed, Jun 27, 2012 5:54:56am

I suspect the Tea Party wants to repeal the entire Constitution. They're just starting with an obscure Amendment because there will be less opposition.

Yes. They'll even get rid of the Second Amendment. That 'well regulated militia' part obviously goes against what the Founding Fathers really meant.

4 Mattand  Wed, Jun 27, 2012 6:09:42am
I find it ironic that the same group of people who think that the government should bow to the people want to take power from the people and give it back to the government.

This times infinity. This is up there with a being a gay Republican. It makes zero sense.

5 bratwurst  Wed, Jun 27, 2012 9:06:45am

There is a strain of thought within today's GOP that certain people (not just illegal immigrants, mind you) should not be ALLOWED to vote. Chairman Limbaugh expresses this on a regular basis. I see the above as an outgrowth of this; if we can't take this vote away from some people, let's go ahead and take it away from EVERYONE.

6 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Jun 27, 2012 9:48:41am

re: #3 Romantic Heretic

I suspect the Tea Party wants to repeal the entire Constitution. They're just starting with an obscure Amendment because there will be less opposition.

Yes. They'll even get rid of the Second Amendment. That 'well regulated militia' part obviously goes against what the Founding Fathers really meant.

I would say that the 17th is obscure only because most people don't know that Senators were once not popularly elected. People would notice pretty quick if it were repealed.

7 shutdown  Wed, Jun 27, 2012 11:23:53am

re: #3 Romantic Heretic

I suspect the Tea Party wants to repeal the entire Constitution. They're just starting with an obscure Amendment because there will be less opposition.

Yes. They'll even get rid of the Second Amendment. That 'well regulated militia' part obviously goes against what the Founding Fathers really meant.

I think that notion would have a hard time taking root, since the underlying philosophy is that the Framers were divinely inspired and by extension, the Constitution is a divinely inspired document. The Bill of Rights though is an entirely different story...


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