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Old 01-04-2018, 03:12 PM
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The biggest problem in the Senate is the outsized rewards of seniority, better committee assignments and more campaign money from the national party coffers.

Perhaps more important to overall Senate function is popular election of Senators rather than appointment by state legislature. This deprives states of an effective voice in Congress.

If the voters want to elect the same member of Congress every 2 years it is difficult to see the threat to see the threat to the republic.
This is why I have for years been saying that we need to repeal the 17th amendment and put the appointment of Senators back to the state legislatures and remove them from the election cycle. This would effectively do 2 things. First it would give the states their voice back at the Federal level, just as the founders intended. Also, it would keep Senators from promising and giving benefits to constituents in order to garner their votes.
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This is why I have for years been saying that we need to repeal the 17th amendment and put the appointment of Senators back to the state legislatures and remove them from the election cycle. This would effectively do 2 things. First it would give the states their voice back at the Federal level, just as the founders intended. Also, it would keep Senators from promising and giving benefits to constituents in order to garner their votes.


Right on............ Plus doing a limited election cycle paid in which each is allowed free Air Time, to express and debate others.. (The media pays for not Taxpayers.)

This would also increase each official time on the job, by not needing to raise $.
As each wanting to serve is now covered.. Winners are the people.
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