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The Republican Hispanic Challenge

Neal from PA Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:58 AM
That is what many conservative organization are doing...the problem...no one is listening. WHY?
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:54 PM
Neal, States control their election processes and as such can control their out-of-control senators that get to DC and vote the lobbies or their party's platform instead of the goodwill of the people who elected them.When a senator dies, is impeached, or quits, then it is the governor and/or assembly (depending on state law) elected by the people of that state that appoint another until the next election. No new laws are needed.
Neal from PA Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:41 PM
Repealing the 17th may not be a good thing, for it takes "we the people" out of the process for electing senate representatives at the federal level.
Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:26 PM
No, but States can threaten to prosecute wayward Senators for breach of their oath of office. If they vote for something unconstitutional, that's actionable. Failure to do their job may also be actionable, as misfeasance.

Just because these Senators are elected by the People, doesn't mean there is no State control.

And if enough governors put their heads together, they can force a Constitutional Amendment repealing the 17th, and returning senatorial selection to the States.
Neal from PA Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 11:43 AM


Do you mean that State Governors and their assemblies should begin to pass laws that restrict what the Federal Government can do to and for them? Are you saying that State have Constitutional rights they are not executing?

Will not happen, for currently the Federal Government has the States by the throat and Federal Courts are swayed and screwed by the Feds appointing Liberal Justices to the Federal benches.

The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 11:10 AM
Neal, it should be state sponsored actions initiated by the governors and their assemblies and not relying on conservative organizations. That will garner far more media attention.

Although Mitt Romney took flak for his statement that he lost the election because President Obama bestowed “gifts” on key parts of the electorate, what he said is basically true.

We’re stuck in a deadly spiral where economic growth is retarded because the economy is larded with enormous and ever-increasing government spending and debt. Yet, more and more Americans want the lard.

President Obama got re-elected by promising to continue to serve it up.

Romney’s failure, and the failure of the Republican Party, is not that Obama is pulling this off, but that they can’t get their act together to explain...