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User Info So What About Kavanaugh?; entered at 2018-07-11 09:57:04
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Registered: 2007-06-26
It can't be repealed.

To do so you would need the sitting Senate to literally vote itself out of a job. While there would likely be some percentage of the Senate that would be re-submitted by the state Legislatures in virtually all cases at least one of said Senators would not be.

I have long argued that the 17th Amendment is both irreversible and marked the literal destruction of the Framers intent. That we continue to allow people to run that crap, including Kavanaugh, is an outrage but I see exactly zero pushback from anyone on that and related points, since their intent is almost-EXCLUSIVELY to use their claim of "original intent" to PLACE a boot on someone's neck rather than prohibit same.

The political schism we have today is NOT NEW. But it was manageable without leading inevitably to violence in a nation where state political laboratories were the arbiter of success. In a nation where states can and do have HUGE percentages of their operational and budgetary control dictated by the Federal Government, however, as popular federal representation shifts you INEVITABLY will have one side or the other unable to escape the dictates of the other. Eventually, when the polarization reaches a critical level, there is no longer a peaceful means available to resolve the issues since you cannot simply pick up and move to a state with a more-similar view than where you reside now.
2018-07-11 09:57:04