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The Case for a 'Repeal Amendment'

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  1. IcyPatriot

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    Fredericksburg.com - Howell column urges constitutional change - page 1 FLS

    http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/b...ous-case-of-a-repeal-amendment-103096919.html

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/virginiapolitics/2010/09/howell_says_virginia_assembly.html

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/poll--neva...es-repeal-federal-laws-103843899.html?ref=899
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    Think you need ratification of 2/3 of the states, in this age of hysteria driven media.. not confident that anything can get passed by 2/3 of anything...

    From the original op ed...

    Do not see how the 17th amendment could ever be repealed, the old system of senators being elected by each state legislature would create even a more disconnect between and the electorate and congress state legislatures are the poster child for distrust and greed. there would be no effort at making anything different.. it would take away a lot of power from folks like Scott Brown et al. Any congressman would pretty much reflect the composition of the State Legislature, in the recent Mass. election Martha Coakley would probably be anointed...

    Cannot determine if these amendments are really "progressive" as definitions change over time, and progress in 1910 often does not mean the same as progressive in 2010....

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