Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Short observation

Until 1913, US senators were not elected, they were chosen by the various state legislatures. It took the 17th Amendment to change that to direct popular election.

Well, it seems that Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX, no surprise on either count), the man who proposed that anyone who supported the House health care bill should have to eat it before voting for it, is responding to the passage of a health care bill by calling for a Constitutional amendment to return to the old system of having state legislatures appoint senators.

Apparently believing that voters are just too stupid to be trusted with such a decision (which, considering he's from Texas, is - well, never mind), Gohmert, whose name I originally thought was the far more fitting Gomer, insists that direct elections of senators left "no check or balance on the Federal power grab for the past 97 years."

Well, Rep. Gomer - because you'll always be Gomer to me - I assume you would not demand that others live up to standards by which you yourself would refuse to stand. So I'll say this about your proposal: Eat it.

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