posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 09:21 AM
Passed by Congress May 13, 1912. Ratified April 8, 1913.
Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator
shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill
such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the
vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the
This amendment has allowed the 100 kindoms within the US Senate to be established. The date this amendment was passed is suspect along with several
other such amendments during this time.
I am asking for a procedure to recend this amendment.
The senate should go back to being appointed by the state governors.
The actions of the recent hearings on the appointment of judge Alito indicate the bums should all be thrown out...........