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View Diary: ALEC "Limited Representative Government" About to Be Launched (168 comments)

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  •  I think ALEC should be asked for clarification. (1+ / 0-)
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    The phrase is too vague and in my mind not different enough from previous language to warrant concern on its face.

    Does ALEC list 17th amendment repeal as one of its goals?  I'm not champing at the bit to repeal it, but the historian in me feels compelled to point out that the amendment did alter a fundamental balance in our system.  One of the reasons we have two chambers at all is so that in the federal union the people are represented in one and states as units represented in the other.  The idea was that state governments be part of the equation in federal legislation.

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