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This actually does raise the legitimate question as to how direct of a democracy the founding fathers really intended to create. Joe Miller, a Tea Party candidate for the Senate in Alaska a few years back, was a proponent of this plan as well. He didn’t win; it seems that asking people to elect you to the Senate so you can take away their right to elect other people to the Senate in the future isn’t a winning campaign strategy (although Miller seems to be mulling a comeback, so what do we know). Anyway, this Georgia proposal will almost certainly go absolutely nowhere. source

This actually does raise the legitimate question as to how direct of a democracy the founding fathers really intended to create. Joe Miller, a Tea Party candidate for the Senate in Alaska a few years back, was a proponent of this plan as well. He didn’t win; it seems that asking people to elect you to the Senate so you can take away their right to elect other people to the Senate in the future isn’t a winning campaign strategy (although Miller seems to be mulling a comeback, so what do we know). Anyway, this Georgia proposal will almost certainly go absolutely nowhere. source

February 20, 2013 // 17:24 // 1 year ago
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  3. wateringgoodseeds said: No doubt the founders were suspicious of democracy. However, the American people have consistently moved in that direction.
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    There’s really no question as to “how direct of a democracy the founding fathers … intended to create”: the election of...
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    Will go nowhere, of course, but the 17th Amendment has been on my repeal list since I started this blog. It seems benign...
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    Things that should happen but never will. And the people still indirectly elect the senators when they vote in the state...
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