Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fall Elections - #1980 - Dems Launch Anti-Tea Party Strategy - Breitbart

Dems launch Anti-Tea Party Strategy - With this ad paid for by the DNC, we begin to get a picture of the Democrat's strategy for this election year: conflate the GOP and the Tea Party, then trash the Tea Party. The Dems are also circulating what they call the the Republican Tea Party Contract on America (get it?), a set of 10 principles that encapsulate "the blueprint for how they would govern." The DNC’s list combines perfectly legitimate political viewpoints ideas with patently absurd ones.  I know one of these proposals would be great in Virginia, return the peoples' voice to the Senate.  Senators Web and Warner have repeated voted against the will of Virginians in the past 18 months.  According to Wikipedia......The Seventeenth Amendment (Amendment XVII) to the United States Constitution established direct election of United States Senators by popular vote. The amendment supersedes Article I, § 3, Clauses 1 and 2 of the Constitution, under which Senators were elected by state legislatures. It also alters the procedure for filling vacancies in the Senate, to be consistent with the method of election. It was adopted on April 8, 1913.  Please read more in the next article.

Repeal 17th Amendment So State Legislators Elect U.S. Senators - Newsmax - As I was preparing to write a column on the ludicrous maligning of the tea party movement by liberals, Democrats, and the mainstream media, I started thinking about one of the key objectives of the tea party people: strict enforcement of the 10th Amendment.  I hope to write that tea party column next week, but the 10th Amendment issue weighs more heavily on my mind now. That amendment dictates: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.".......But in my defense, let me initially note that the 17th Amendment has not yet ended the legal but appalling bribery of U.S. senators — it has merely moved it to Washington. Senators today succumb far too often to such influence — whether from the White House, the leaders of the Senate or national lobbying forces.  Moreover, the 10th Amendment has been ignored increasingly since 1913, when the 17th Amendment was enacted into law........
The Senate then would take on its original function as the place where the states are represented in the federal government. Senators still would be just as likely to be corrupted. But the corruption would be dispersed to the 50 separate state legislatures. The corruption more often would be on behalf of state interests. And its remedy would be achievable by the vigilance of voters for more responsive state legislative seats (typically, about less than 50,000 residences per state legislator), rather than Senate seats (the entire population of the state — usually millions.)
Only by changing the architecture of power will we change the shape and exercise of power.
Read more........  This was CHANGE WE DID NOT NEED - The Senators Webb and Warner have been totally unresponsive to how Virginians wanted them to vote on major issues such as Health Care, Banking Bill, Stimulus Bills, etc.  Can you image how different their votes would have been if they were accountable to the Virginia legislature?

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