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Republican candidates in more than a half-dozen states have called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment, which was ratified in 1913 and which provides for the direct election of U.S. senators. Prior to the amendment, senators were designated by state legislatures."People would be better off if senators, when they deliver their messages to Washington, remember the sovereignty of the states," Mike Lee , who supports repeal, told reporters recently. Mr. Lee is a Republican running for the U.S. Senate from Utah.Proponents of repeal say the amendment wrecked the founding fathers' balance between national and state governments, removing one of the last checks to shared power in Washington. Opponents counter that direct election of senators, long a goal of the Progressive movement of that era, expanded democracy.

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Let Americans Keep Electing Their Senators

Let Americans Keep Electing Their Senators | Amendment 17 | Scoop.it
The 17th Amendment allows Americans to choose their senators directly, rather than have them picked by state legislatures—and some Tea Partiers and a particular jurist named Antonin Scalia want... Politics News Summaries.
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Republican candidates in more than a half-dozen states have called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment, which was ratified in 1913 and which provides for the direct election of U.S. senators. Prior to the amendment, senators were designated by state legislatures."People would be better off if senators, when they deliver their messages to Washington, remember the sovereignty of the states," Mike Lee , who supports repeal, told reporters recently. Mr. Lee is a Republican running for the U.S. Senate from Utah.Proponents of repeal say the amendment wrecked the founding fathers' balance between national and state governments, removing one of the last checks to shared power in Washington. Opponents counter that direct election of senators, long a goal of the Progressive movement of that era, expanded democracy.

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Rob Androvette's curator insight, January 16, 2013 8:49 AM

Republican candidates in more than a half-dozen states have called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment, which was ratified in 1913 and which provides for the direct election of U.S. senators. Prior to the amendment, senators were designated by state legislatures."People would be better off if senators, when they deliver their messages to Washington, remember the sovereignty of the states," Mike Lee , who supports repeal, told reporters recently. Mr. Lee is a Republican running for the U.S. Senate from Utah.Proponents of repeal say the amendment wrecked the founding fathers' balance between national and state governments, removing one of the last checks to shared power in Washington. Opponents counter that direct election of senators, long a goal of the Progressive movement of that era, expanded democracy.

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Utah's Liljenquist Pledges to Work to Repeal NDAA and 17th Amendment

Utah's Liljenquist Pledges to Work to Repeal NDAA and 17th Amendment | Amendment 17 | Scoop.it
Utah's Dan Liljenquist is a proponent of the 10th Amendment and has forced Orrin Hatch into a primary for the first time in 36 years.
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SMITH: The 17th Amendment’s role on states’ rights

SMITH: The 17th Amendment’s role on states’ rights | Amendment 17 | Scoop.it
During the most recent election season, you may have heard discussion about the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and how it relates to the ele
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» Happy birthday, 17th Amendment!

» Happy birthday, 17th Amendment! | Amendment 17 | Scoop.it

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 17th Amendment (ratified April 8, 1913). Here’s what you need to know:


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Let Americans Keep Electing Their Senators

Let Americans Keep Electing Their Senators | Amendment 17 | Scoop.it
The 17th Amendment allows Americans to choose their senators directly, rather than have them picked by state legislatures—and some Tea Partiers and a particular jurist named Antonin Scalia want... Politics News Summaries.
Rob Androvette's insight:

Republican candidates in more than a half-dozen states have called for the repeal of the 17th Amendment, which was ratified in 1913 and which provides for the direct election of U.S. senators. Prior to the amendment, senators were designated by state legislatures."People would be better off if senators, when they deliver their messages to Washington, remember the sovereignty of the states," Mike Lee , who supports repeal, told reporters recently. Mr. Lee is a Republican running for the U.S. Senate from Utah.Proponents of repeal say the amendment wrecked the founding fathers' balance between national and state governments, removing one of the last checks to shared power in Washington. Opponents counter that direct election of senators, long a goal of the Progressive movement of that era, expanded democracy.

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Pete Hoekstra Wants To Repeal The 17th Amendment

Pete Hoekstra Wants To Repeal The 17th Amendment | Amendment 17 | Scoop.it
If Pete Hoekstra had his way, he wouldn't have to campaign for a seat in the Senate right now. Instead, he would simply be chosen by the state legislature to represent Michigan.
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CNN: Repeal 17th Amendment?

CNN's National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin talks to Utah Tea Party Senate candidate Mike Lee.
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Repeal the 17th Amendment? Some Candidates Back the Idea - News - ABA Journal

Repeal the 17th Amendment? Some Candidates Back the Idea - News - ABA Journal | Amendment 17 | Scoop.it
What is the 17th Amendment, and why are some candidates backing its repeal? “Quick, what's the 17th Amendment?” Cato Institute vice president Gene Healy wrote in a column earlier this year for the Washington Examiner.

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Colbert Report: 17th Amendment Under Attack

GOP Senate candidates want to repeal the 17th Amendment or omit voting from senatorial elections.

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