How does it give that power to the federal government rather than the people? I understand the idea of having the state governments have some kind of power over the federal government in this case, but I much prefer being able to vote on our senators myself than forfeiting that power to the state government.
I didn't say it gave less power to the people, I said it took power from the state govt. The founders didn't want the people to have direct control over everything, and I think they were correct about that.
The Senate was for the states and The House was for the people, this way the states and the people had to agree on things, now it's just the people hopefully agreeing with the people and the states are cut out.
For example, if the states still appointed the senators then I think we would have less pork going through Congress, since one half of Congress wouldn't have to pander directly to the people.
Do you feel that the US was not fairly representative of the people before 1913? Should we start a movement to have Supreme Court judges be elected by the people, since we should have these powers?
Edited by Devils731, 10 September 2011 - 12:05 AM.