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  •  The founding fathers wanted Senators (0+ / 0-)

    to be appointed, not even elected.  That was a check on the power of the rabble.

    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

    This was amended by the 17th amendment in in 1913.

    So the founding fathers never intended to let us elect Senators.  They were, like the House of Lords they resemble, an aristocratic old boys way of keeping the rabble in place.

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