Constitution Pt. 39

Amendment XVII

Ratified on April 8, 1913.

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 legislatures.

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 Constitution.

There it is. The Seventeenth Amendment. I hate to even capitalize it. Again, look at the date it was ratified. The year, 1913. Again, who was our socialist in chief that year? That’s right, Woodrow Wilson. Until this time the Senators were appointed by the Legislature of the States. They were the spoilers of idiotic legislation like welfare. Do you think the legislature of a State would reappoint a Senator who voted to make them give the people money for nothing? Until next time, screw environmentalists.



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