Wednesday, 16 June 2010
The state of Arizona recently has cornered headlines for the executive actions taken by their Governor in pushing legislation targeted at the problems illegal aliens create for the state and the lack of response for such by the federal government. My first comment is hoo-rah Arizona for standing up for yourself. My second comment relates to how a good intention years ago causes/caused havoc with our nation. I refer to the 17th amendment and it's ramifications. The Progressives of the early 20th century passed this legislation which basically took away states powers in controlling the state's Senators on the national level. Before this amendment the states sent their Senators to represent them in the federal government though with the amendment the Senators are open to the party machines and ensuring themselves another six year term in office. Arizona has done what it can to push it's needs with the lack of such representation today and again hoo-rah for them.
Posted by Jonathan E. Varnell