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US Congress & The Legislative Branch Discuss A New Petition From House Democrats Could Complicate Nancy Pelosiís Future at the Political Forums; Originally Posted by AZRWinger The real problem is the 17th amendment stripped the states of an effective voice in Congress. ...

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The real problem is the 17th amendment stripped the states of an effective voice in Congress. It is unlikely Senators would vote for unfunded mandates where the state becomes a tax collector for the Federal government if they depended on the state legislature for their reappointment.
I agree with your assessment. However, an important side benefit would be to weaken the hold that the parties have in Congress as Senators would not be beholden to either party for their next election. They would have to represent their state and base their votes on what is in accordance with the best interest of their respective states. That leaves little room for party politics.
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It's a moot point.
The Democrats won't take the house.
I kind of wonder if the point of articles like this are designed to give "hope".
The lamestream media likes to campaign on "hope" instead of ideas and so do their chosen candidates.
I believe the true purpose of the media putting out articles like this is to discourage Republican voters from going to the polls by giving them a feeling that their votes won't matter.
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