THOUGHTS ON THE 17TH AMENDMENT AND THE IRONY OF 1913
In 1913 the 17th Amendment changed the way we elect our Senators in America.
Prior to 1913 State Legislatures selected the Senators they sent to Washington. And those Senators were always subject to recall by their State Legislatures which gave the states considerable power in the Senate.
This control at the state level was intended by our founders.
Because of this Amendment the states lost their absolute control over who represented them in the Senate as the 17th Amendment mandates a popular vote for Senators just like members of the House are elected.
This was the same year America began punishing success by taking #2 from the Communist Manifesto and incorporating it into the 16th Amendment of our Constitution.
Karl Marx said, “progressively tax income and you will control the people”.
Somehow this “Big Government” concept was incorporated into our Constitution, the document that over 100 years earlier had, for the first time in human history, guaranteed more individual liberty than any government before or after.
It is interesting that the same year our government began punishing success with income taxes the states (For Better Or For Worse) lost their absolute control over who represented them in the Senate.
AND THIS IS WHERE IT REALLY GETS INTERESTING
I contend that because of our Income Tax System our temporary politicians , even at the state level, really work for themselves as much or more than they do for us citizens who put them in office.
One only needs to look at the state of Kansas to see what I mean.
You can’t find a state in the union that is more Republican from governor to dog catcher than the state of Kansas yet the “Crony Capitalism” in Kansas is so prevalent that as a state Kansas ranks 47th in terms of “best states to bring a new business to”.
There are corporations in Kansas that have hundreds of millions of dollars more in guaranteed tax exemptions than they have income to use them.
And the ability to provide these tax exemptions is what has enriched our politicians keeping them in office for careers.
Nearly all of Kansas’ Temporary Politicians have lined up behind Senator Pat Roberts against his Republican Primary challenger even though Roberts hasn’t lived in Kansas for the four decades plus he’s been in office. (He’s a Virginian of all things)
Old Senator Pat Roberts is scurrying around trying to look Conservative since he found out Dr. Milton Wolf M.D. is opposing him in the Republican Primary while all the other Kansas Republicans are rallying around Roberts; one of their own Crony Capitalist “RINO” Republicans.
After more than a decade of ignoring Fair Tax Legislation, Pat Roberts has suddenly become a Fair Tax co-sponsor in the Senate and he is calling for Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation after being instrumental in getting her appointed as Secretary of HHS.
IT HAS BEEN A RECENT REVELATION FOR ME
BUT I NOW UNDERSTAND THAT IF NOT FOR THE 17TH AMENDMENT
WE WOULD NOT HAVE SENATORS TED CRUZ, MIKE LEE, RAND PAUL OR………”DR. MILTON WOLF M.D.”
IN EACH CASE THESE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS WERE AND ARE OPPOSED BY THEIR OWN “CRONY CAPITALIST” STATE LEGISLATURES.
THE 17TH AMENDMENT THEREFORE ALLOWS CONSERVATIVE GROUPS LIKE SENATOR JIM DeMINT’S “SENATE CONSERVATIVE FUND” TO RALLY BEHIND TRUE CONSERVATIVES WHO WOULD NEVER BE SENT TO THE SENATE BY THEIR OWN CRONY STATE LEGISLATURES UNDER THE OLD SYSTEM PRIOR TO 1913.
CONSERVATIVES WILL NEED TO GET A LOT MORE INVOLVED IN THEIR STATE GOVERNMENTS BEFORE REPEALING THE 17TH AMENDMENT OR FOR THAT MATTER BEFORE A “CONVENTION OF THE STATES” WILL BRING GOVERNING POWER BACK TO “WE THE PEOPLE”.
AND THIS WON’T HAPPEN UNTIL OUR TEMPORARY POLITICIANS BEGIN WORKING FOR US AND NOT THEMSELVES…WHICH MEANS
“REPEALING THE 16TH AMENDMENT”
UNTIL “INCOME TAX” AND THE IRS ARE GONE THE BIG MONEY THAT CHANGES HANDS IN “CRONY CAPITALISM” WILL CONTROL OUR POLITICIANS.
POLITICIANS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE “TEMPORARY” WORKING AT THE PLEASURE OF AND FOR THE PEOPLE BUT THIS WON’T BE HAPPENING AS LONG AS THERE ARE “TAX FAVORS” TO BE BOUGHT AND SOLD.
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