Thursday, February 27, 2014

The U.S. Senate, Indeed ALL of Congress, is Worthless,

so why the hell make it worse by repealing the 17th Amendment? You know these fascistic clowns in the GOP want to find some way to make it more difficult for Democrats to get into office.

Why don't these fuckers just leave the United States and go to their libertarian paradise in Somalia?

If conservatives want to improve “our federalism,” repealing the 17th Amendment is an absolutely awful way to do it. Instead committed federalists should be looking to erect more—not fewer—boundaries between national and state politics. They should be fighting to banish discussions of federal interests from state elections altogether. So, for example, rather than calling for repeal of the 17th Amendment, pro-federalist groups should seek to segment state elections, using tools like ballot notations that make clear the differences between state and federal parties. Even despite the 17th Amendment, national issues—including things state legislatures have no control over, from the Iraq war to monetary policy—now play a huge role in state elections, meaning that state officials are less accountable on state issues than they should be. The problem with the 17th Amendment is not that it removed too much power from states; it’s that it didn’t do enough to free state elections from the overweening influence of national politics on state contests. For those who care about federalism, and really, for anyone who cares about the quality of our democracy, the real challenge is making state elections work. Repealing the 17th Amendment will do just the opposite.

It's about getting more batshit crazy politicians than there already are infesting Washington.

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