In the interest of brevity, I’m not going to reproduce the entirety of our U.S. Constitution’s Article I, Section 3, regarding the U.S. Senate; other than to comment that our Founder’s original language called for U.S. Senators to be APPOINTED by their respective State legislatures; not elected via the same propaganda prone, media manipulated, back room deal prone, mud wrestling process as the people’s House Members.
Clearly, the U.S. Senate was originally intended to provide each State with its own meaningful legislative voice in Federal governance, guaranteeing a check and balance by one legislative branch against over-reach by the Executive or Judicial branches. The 17th Amendment eliminated this important check and balance and in doing so, destroyed all meaningful ability at the Federal level for any State to defend its Rights legislatively on a level playing field. The 17th Amendment has done more structural damage to our once Constitutional Republic than any other short sighted piece of legislation in history.
If Americans wish their children and future generations to be free; the 17th Amendment must be repealed. The single most significant reason why Washington D.C. no longer works for or represents we the people is the 17th Amendment and the check and balance it dispensed with. Our U.S. Senators should and must represent their States – and failure to do so satisfactorily ought result in immediate removal from office by their State Legislature and replacement with a new appointee who will represent that State’s interests.
WITHOUT A STATE’S RIGHTS CHECK AND BALANCE, WE THE PEOPLE CANNOT POSSIBLY HAVE AN HONEST REPUBLIC. A republic is an oligarchy itself, and must be reigned in by its citizens or it will not operate in the citizen’s best interests. History proves this repeatedly.
I’ve made my intended point above, so no need to read further unless you’d like a bit more information. I’ll explain below “why” I believe the 17th Amendment was passed.
AMENDMENT XVII: Ratified April 8, 1913
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.
To understand why the 17th Amendment, stated in full above was passed, we must as a minimum consider two other 1913 legislative disasters, together constituting a financial coup d’etat on the citizens of the United States. The first is the 16th Amendment creating the Federal Income Tax (2nd Plank of the Communist Manifesto). Note that our Founder’s, most of them anyway, believed a tax on a person’s labor to be obscene.
AMENDMENT XVI: Ratified February 3, 1913.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
There are more than 20,000 pages of legal opinion and argument as to whether the 16th Amendment was properly ratified by 3/4 of the 48 States at the time. I don’t personally believe it was properly ratified; that Secretary of State (at the time) Philander Knox simply declared it ratified and objection was insufficient to stop it… but I’m not a lawyer and I’m not interested in addressing that issue here, just sayin’.
The second minimum item we must consider is the Federal Reserve Banking System; the privately owned U.S. Central Bank (5th Plank of the Communist Manifesto) spawned by passage of the Federal Reserve Act on December 23, 1913.
The world’s sly Elite Banksters quietly obtained the unconstitutional (illegal) legal right to access U.S. taxpayer wallets and wealth via passage of the 16th Amendment eleven months prior to controversial Federal Reserve Act passage. The Federal Reserve Act, on the heels of failed Aldrich legislation was passed in the dark of night during the Christmas Holiday of 1913. The Banksters just barely got their hands on the U.S. money supply and in turn its government and tax payer’s wallets AND THEY KNEW VOTERS WOULD EVENTUALLY CATCH ON TO THE SCAM.
That’s why the Banksters coerced their elected pawns to pass the income tax (probably illegally) in February; followed by passage of the 17th Amendment in April, absolutely castrating State’s ability to stop them when it finally dawned on citizens the extent to which they had been duped. With the 17th Amendment in place, the world’s dynastic families gained control of the U.S. government; then via taxation and regulation, also gained control over the American people, leaving the neutered States with nearly zero power to defend themselves short of a second revolution.
Because of the 17th Amendment, the individual States have zero meaningful input to Federal government and NO check and balance on Federal over-reach, corruption or insanity… and today, that’s exactly what we have in D.C. – INSANITY…. AND NO WAY TO FIX IT.
Now what do we do????