Should Senators be elected by their respective States again?Posted by: bfochtman14
Whenever the 17th Amendment was passed the States completely lost their word in the federal government. To fix this I suggest the Senators be elected by their respective States and not directly by the people, many other countries practice this.
No, America needs more direct democracy. Not less. Electing our senators are something that gives the people more rights. Frankly, I'm sick of electing people who elect other officials.
No. Let the people elect their own Senators.
If politics was more reliable, and we lived in a world where moral men and women ran the government, then the possibility is fine with me. But that's a pipe dream in current times. Direct democracy runs the (rather large) risk of mob mentality, but it circumvents corrupt politicians controlling the election of other dirty politicians. In the absence of quality leaders, it is advisable to stay the course.