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Monday, January 29, 2018
Senators Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin: the PERFECT Examples for Repeal of the 17th Amendment
The following article appeared in
Wizbang on January 28th
As Washingtonians continue to angle
for position over immigration policy, senators like Illinois’ Dick Durbin and
New York’s Chuck Schumer have come to insist that their chief concern is to
work on behalf of illegal aliens instead of American citizens. But this
situation does prove definitively that the founders were right about how to
elect senators and that the 17th Amendment has been one of America’ greatest mistakes.
It should be repealed.
The current immigration debate
centers on two policies. One is the fate of the so-called DREAMERs — those who
were brought into the country illegally by their lawbreaking parents. The
second is the idea of “chain migration” — a policy maintaining that once a
single illegal is given status he should be allowed to bring dozens of
relatives here. Washington is in an uproar over these issues with one side
saying that we should only allow immigrants with merit to enter the U.S. while
the other side thinks we shouldn’t have any immigration laws at all and we
should let everyone who wants to come here do so whether they are useful to our
society or not.
Dick Durbin--one of the premier liars in the Senate
One thing is certain, the Democrats
simply do not care even a tiny bit what the American people think about
immigration. Indeed, a recent Harvard-Harris poll (no right leaning group, for sure)
found that 80 percent of Americans are against chain migration and want it
ended. Indeed, it is even higher among their own voters. Fully 85 percent of
African Americans want merit-based immigration and are against chain migration.
To prove that, both Durbin and
Schumer have boldly announced that their only concern is to come to the aid of
illegals. Durbin, for instance, said that from now on he is working “full time” for illegals. Not for
Illinoisans. For illegals.
So, what is going on here? Why are
Democrats turning their collective back on what Americans want in order to push
for millions of lawbreaking illegals?
The real reason, of course, that
Democrats support the dismantling of our immigration laws is because they
assume — and with good reason — that all these sudden “citizens” would swell
their ranks and vote for Democrat candidates. A Democrat operative recently admitted that getting illegals to vote is a “moral
imperative” for Democrats if they expect to become an unbeatable electoral
powerhouse by overwhelming the votes of native American citizens.
But, whatever the Democrats think
they are doing, their actions prove that this country made a huge mistake way
back in 1913.
If you think our nation is being
ruined by the two party system today, you should consider the huge mistake we
made in 1913 by changing our Constitution to allow American citizens to vote
our Senators into office. In the beginning and until 1913 we did not elect our
Senators to that chamber because the founders originally meant for them to be
individually appointed to office by the legislatures of the states. But in 1913
we passed the 17th Amendment thereby changing the founders’ original intent.
So, previous to 1913, federal
senators were appointed by the state governments and not elected by the voters.
This was done so that the states had direct representation in Congress. That
all ended after passage of the 17th amendment because at that point, our
senators were elected by the people at the ballot box in a general election.
You might at first think it seems
like a good idea full of populist “power to the people” to do away with the
previous system. It might seem like a way to “fix” what seemed like an error in
the original Constitution. The cure, however, has proven worse than the disease
and made the old saying, “all politics is local” into a lie at long last.