Monday, April 8, 2013

Directly Elected U.S. Senators

A century ago today, the State of Connecticut ratified Amendment XVII to the United States Constitution, as the 36 th of 48 th state, hence providing the required 75 percent. The amendment provided for mandatory popular election of United States Senators.

The State of Utah, which was the only state explicitly to reject the amendment, apparently just a few years ago had state legisators who refused to “move on.”

An Idaho debate a few years ago:



From a Missouri debate:





Professor Thomas DiLorenzo explains:



Judge Napolitano and others on the election of U.S. Senators:




1 comment:

Eirik Stillingen said...

Of topic of course: Mrs Thatcher passed today.