17th amendment repeal

"The ALEC Board of Legislators determined the model policy not germane to ALEC's mission of free markets, limited government
Repealing the 17th Amendment -- and returning to the days when U.S. senators were elected not by the people but by state legislatures -- is an idea that has gained popularity in some right-wing circles in recent years. This week the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council may throw its support behind model legislation that would dramatically weaken the amendment.
Support for repealing the 17th Amendment was higher among self-identified "very conservative" respondents and those who consider
The measure could also lead to shenanigans by state legislatures. For instance, a GOP-controlled legislature could nominate
Under Niceley's proposal, which he introduced in February, party nominees for U.S. Senate seats would be chosen by state
"The accountability of state legislators is so much more than federal legislators," Woodall says at the forum. "You think
Hoekstra beat his opponents in the Republican primary earlier this month and will face off against Stabenow in November. In
"Here again we see Pete Hoekstra offering another bizarre idea that will give more power to the insiders and the special
The Payson Roundup reports: Flake is not the first Senate candidate to propose repealing the 17th Amendment. In 2004, Republican
Does the U.S. Constitution grant Americans citizens too many rights? That seems to be the conclusion reached by some tea