Great Minds Think Alike?

November 4, 2010

(Well, no, that doesn’t actually seem appropriate.)

I got the current issue of National Review in the mail yesterday, and I was surprised to learn that someone else had also been writing about repealing the Seventeenth Amendment (requires subscription).  Read the rest of this entry »

New Patch on Old Cloth?

October 30, 2010

(Or do I just want to teach an old dog an old trick?)

The Constitution originally provided that, while the members of the House of Representatives would be elected directly by the people, members of the Senate would be chosen by state legislatures.  This part of the Constitution remained unchanged for most of our country’s history.  Then, about a hundred years ago, the Seventeenth Amendment made senators directly elected, like congressmen. Read the rest of this entry »