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Amendment to Repeal Direct Election of Senators

Currently the Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states:


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.



The Constitution in Article I (the Legislative Branch), Section 3 (The Senate), Clause 1 states:


The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.


As can be seen from above, the States Rights to elect their representatives in the Senators was removed and given to the people. On the first glance, this seems to be a good thing moving toward Democracy. But our Nation is a Republic and the "Framers" of the Constitution intended to reserve election of Senators to the State Legislatures to maintain their sovereignty. The Federalists maintained that having a Democracy would lead to election of a majority who could take rights from the minority.

So it is up to "We the People" to effect this change to amend the Constitution to remove the Seventeenth Amendment.


AMENDMENT
[1]The seventeenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
[2]This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by convention in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of submission hereof to the States by the Congress.