Civics 101

Ok class, let me ask you this question: Who is the United States Senate supposed to represent? Nope, wrong. The Senate does not represent the people. The Senators from each state are to represent the STATE that sent them. At least until the 17th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. While it changed how Senators were elected, it did not change whose interests they represented. Since the House of Representative is based on population, they represent the people, but the Senate is comprised of two Senators for each state, regardless of population.

Now, Sarge, why this topic?

Well, while I was taking CINCHOUSE to one of the local markets, I heard on the radio, that the Utah Legilature has introduced a bill to change how Senators are selected in that state. Amazingly, they are wanting to go back to the way it was done before the 17th Amendment. The DJ was grousing about the people not having a voice in their representation. Well, they still have their reps in the House and that is their representation. Maybe it is time to repeal the 17th Amendment and acknowledge that the framers knew EXACTLY what they were doing when they wrote Aritlce 1, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States.

Sarge, Out


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