Rep. Louie Gohmert And Direct Election Of The Senate

One of the great “progressive” reforms a century ago was the 17th Amendment, promoting the direct election of the US Senate by the people, a move advocated because of the terrible and corrupt image of the Senate due to corporate influences on the state legislatures, who had the responsibility to select the Senate under the Constitution.

Now, Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert promotes a repeal of the amendment, in order to promote states rights!

This is a loony idea, to move AWAY from democracy, back toward corrupt state legislatures and corporate influence!

Is this Texas Congressman crazy? What is it about Texas that they elect such loony people to Congress?

I would argue there is a better case for giving Texas back to Mexico LOL than to repeal the 17th Amendment! šŸ™‚

One comment on “Rep. Louie Gohmert And Direct Election Of The Senate

  1. Chris April 1, 2010 1:10 am

    I’m a progressive and I live in TX 1 Congressional represented by Congressman Gohmert. I live here for school.

    This part of the state voted for Democrat back to the Civil War. Tom DeLay’s gerrymandering and redistricting allowed the set to fall to Gohmert. He gets to appeal to a very narrow base and win reelection.

    I’ve met Congressman Gohmert and he’s not a dumb man in person. He clearly plays this stuff up to appeal to his base.

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