Repeal the 17th Digital
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In 2012, twenty-six states sued the United States in an historic attempt to block the Affordable Care Act. It was the first time in history so many states had joined together to take legal action against federal policy.
Were it not for the 17th Amendment, none of this would have taken place.
With Congressional approval ratings in single digits, unconstitutional laws the rule rather than the exception and a $17 trillion national debt, it is time to examine the possible causes of our problems.
One of our biggest problems is an amendment to the Constitution ratified in 1913 which allowed for the popular election of Senators. In his book, Theodore Jefferson examines the effects this departure from the original design of the federalist system has had, and how its repeal can invite the United States back into their own country.