Tamara has posted on a subject near and dear to my heart... repealing the 17th amendment. She wrote the essay I wish I had enough talent to write myself. Luckily, SHE does, so now I don't have to attempt it in my own fumbling manner.
THAT is a Jacobin amendment. It is impossible to repeal the 2nd (it's just one of a list of inalienable rights that can never be rightly taken, only taken via oppression), but THAT 17th one can be repealed in a second, as it is mere tinkering with the gov't structure parts of the Constitution.
Sadly, it is too obscure an issue to get any traction in a repeal effort. Only History geeks know about it and have an opinion about its efficacy.
Tam and I have the same opinion. And it isn't "repeal the 17th please." It's: "REPEAL THE GULDURN 17TH YESTERDAY, YOU INCOMPETENT MORON CHOWDERHEADS!!!"
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