- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:36:40 -0500
- From: »Q« <boxcars@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: iCloud
Disaster Master <disasterlistmanager@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 3/21/2017, 1:06:53 PM, »Q« <boxcars@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In <news:I_KdnS7GpYej0kzFnZ2dnUU7-eednZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > "Wolf K." <wolfmac@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> On 2017-03-21 11:31, Disaster Master wrote:
> >>> On 3/21/2017, 10:41:18 AM, Wolf K. <wolfmac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> On 2017-03-21 10:07, Disaster Master wrote:
> >>>> [...]
> >>>>> The main amendment that demolished States Rights was the 17th
> >>>>> amendment.
> >>>> It's about how the States elect their Senators. As I understand
> >>>> it, it expands on and clarifies the first sentence of Article 3
> >>>> (which it quotes). How does that infringe on States' Rights?
> >>> It didn't clarify anything, it completely changed the process.
> >>> Senators used to be appointed by the State Legislatures - and more
> >>> importantly, could be recalled/replaced at any time at the
> >>> pleasure of the Legislature.
> >> I was under the impression that different States had different
> >> processes.
> > During the few years immediately preceding ratification of the 17th,
> > as many as 29 states had been binding their legislatures to select
> > U.S. Senators in accordance with popular referenda.
> Yes, the process for neutering the power of the individual States was
> well on its way, but the money powers wanted to make sure they
> couldn't undo it with by simply repealing the statute.
> > The impetus for the
> > 17th came from the state legislatures themselves, under pressure
> > from constituents who were tired of the corruption caused by
> > legislative selection of Senators.
> That was the line of BS they were fed, yes.
> > ISTM Disaster has misunderstood badly (again),
Yes, and you've clarified how extremely badly above. Are you *sure*
you're not a moron with its head stuck in the sand?
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