One more last chance

Heard this on the Mike Church show this morning and got so excited that I wanted to be sure that you were aware.

Tennessee Senator Frank Nicely is introducing a bill in the Tennessee Legislature to regain about 85% of the control and accountability to the state that was lost in 1913 with the 17th Amendment.

They proposing to change the election of Washington senators so that the candidates for election are chosen by the representatives of the parties in the state legislature, rather than by the political parties themselves.  By the state, instead of by whomever is connected or popular in the party apparatus, who is beholding to no one.  So that the candidates have to meet the legislature’s approval.  Gets away from the faction problem that was the instigator for the 17th Amendment in the first place and it creates accountability for the senators.  They would HAVE To please the legislature in order to be considered twice.  And to be considered at all.

With this sort of structure, it is not a repeal of the 17th, but it puts most of the power over the Senate back to the states, where it belongs. A pparently getting  a LOT of support in Tennessee and not a lot of push back.  Most of the people realize that they system has become increasingly broken since the 17th was instigated.  Without it, we would never have had Obamacare foisted on us.  We would never have had $16 trillion in debt and no budgets being submitted.  We would never have had an un-audited Fed, Cash for Clunkers, Solyndra.  Maybe not have had a war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Legal and constitutional.  Means that the lib-progs will probably gnash teeth over it.  They would likely obfuscate, delay, scream and holler, but they could not stop it.  Once people hear about it, they naturally gravitate to the idea, because it makes so much sense.  And it doesn’t require the Congress to be immediately run by less corrupt people in order to get it started.  And it would immediately benefit states as soon as they pushed it through.  No state would turn away from the immediately available return of power and control without suffering voter ire.

Similar legislation being worked on in Louisiana, Texas, Missouri and other states.

We need not continue toward economic collapse.

A federation of republics, like we had for the first 100 years,instead of a socialist oligarchy.

May not be the last minute after all.


About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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2 Responses to One more last chance

  1. bullright says:

    Sounds like a perfectly reasonable idea to me.

  2. drrik says:

    Got me excited about country’s prospects instead of worried. First time in a loooong time. Not a quick fix, or easy. Stil wil take years. but I am at least hopeful. Really. This could get the country back to the citizens.

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