Yep. You see what happens when you introduce more democracy into the federal government than was originally allowed? Now there is just absolutely NO way to get those amendments repealed. It's fitting that Utah is the only state to have rejected the 17th amendment.divegeek wrote:The 16th and 17th amendments were this country's biggest mistakes ever. The states didn't realize it at the time, but they gave away most of their sovereignty when they ratified those two amendments.
It took strong men to draft and support he U.S. Constitution in its original form. It took weak men to modify it as a means to their ends. It takes even weaker men to leave it as it is and continue to use it to abuse the American people. Oddly enough, even with the abuses we're still the most free country on Earth (for now).