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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Representing ones state is a non partisan issue, and I am perfectly certain that a States interests can be represented by having a senator from both parties.

    Indiana and Ohio each have one democrat and one republican senator representing them, and I don't think that is a problem.
    I vote both yes and no on that so whatever.

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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    The direct election senators.... why is this so controversial now?
    Uh, yeah, it kind of isn't.

    There are a few right-wingers who hate the idea of democratic elections (small "d") for senators. Most adults accept it as normal.

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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by blueliner7 View Post
    Once every 6 years? If this is really about the people why not once every 2 years? Like the House?
    The election of senators should not be dependent on who controls the state legislature. Senators are elected by the people of the entire state, regardless of who controls the legislature.

    Is it a problem that a state can have a republican controlled legislature yet its citizens can still elect a democratic senator.

    If you want to get rid of politicans you oppose, there is a thing called a "recall election."
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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by blueliner7 View Post
    Once every 6 years? If this is really about the people why not once every 2 years? Like the House?
    Then why have a bicameral legislature at all?
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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    The election of senators should not be dependent on who controls the state legislature. Senators are elected by the people of the entire state, regardless of who controls the legislature.

    Is it a problem that a state can have a republican controlled legislature yet its citizens can still elect a democratic senator.

    If you want to get rid of politicans you oppose, there is a thing called a "recall election."
    You didn't answer my question. Why 6 years for Senators and only 2 for House members?

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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Then why have a bicameral legislature at all?
    What difference does it make?

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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by blueliner7 View Post
    What difference does it make?
    Because senators provide states equal representation regardless of population.
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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Because senators provide states equal representation regardless of population.
    And that won't happen if they serve 2 year terms?

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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Outside of a hardcore small group of right wingers, this is NOT at all controversial. They hate the 17th because it brings government closer to the people and they despise the vote of the people because they know they are a small minority whose radical ideas and whack job agenda goes nowhere with the people against them.
    Anti-17th amendment folks conveniently forget WHY President Theodore Roosevelt supported this amendment over 100 years ago ...
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    Re: Who supports the 17th amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by blueliner7 View Post
    You didn't answer my question. Why 6 years for Senators and only 2 for House members?
    It's called the Constitution ...
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