The Plain Truth has a piece on the 17th Amendment up that I fully concur with. There is also this piece on the CNN website from back in 2002 on the same topic by John Dean. (Yes, THAT John Dean.) There’s a whole movement for the idea, as exemplified by this piece from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, this column from Enter Stage Right, this site dedicated to the idea, and there are several more links at this site.

I don’t know how the rest of you feel about it, but as far as I’m concerned the Founders knew what the hell they were doing. The 17th Amendment was every bit as boneheaded as the 18th, and far more damaging to our Republic. It was the biggest step this country took towards becoming a true democracy, with all that that entails. Stupid, stupid, stupid. And we’ve been paying the price ever since.

And if you don’t know what the 17th Amendment was, shame on you. Go READ.

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