Rescind the 17th Amendment
Principles of Liberty and the Constitution Keith Broaders
 

Rescinding the 17th Amendment

In order to amend the Constitution, three fourths of the states that exisited when the amendment was proposed must agree on its raification.

In the case of the 17th Amentdment there were 48 states when the amendment waw submitted to the states for ratification. In 1913 there were 36 states that voted in favor of its ratification. Delaware and Utah were the only states to reject it while 10 other states abstained from voting on its ratication.

Five of those ten states have since ratified the 17th amendment and there are sven states that have not ratifice it.

At last count there are 41 states legislatures that have ratified the amendment 7 that have not.

Delaware and Utah voted to reject the amendment in 1913 and Delaware rescinded vote in 2010 and begame the 41st state to rtitify the amendment.

If six of the states that have previously voted in favor of the ratification of the amendment rescind their previous vote in favor of the amendment,  the number of states in favor of the amendment would be reduced to 35. This total would be one less that the number required for the amendment to be lawful.

In Article V of the Constitution it mandates that no state shall be deprived of its represenation in the senate without their consent, There following seven states have been denied their representation in the senate without their consent. .

  1. Massachusetts – May 22, 1912
  2. Arizona – June 3, 1912
  3. Minnesota – June 10, 1912
  4. New York – January 15, 1913
  5. Kansas – January 17, 1913
  6. Oregon – January 23, 1913
  7. North Carolina – January 25, 1913
  8. California – January 28, 1913
  9. Michigan – January 28, 1913
  10. Iowa – January 30, 1913
  11. Montana – January 30, 1913
  12. Idaho – January 31, 1913
  13. West Virginia – February 4, 1913
  14. Colorado – February 5, 1913
  15. Nevada – February 6, 1913
  16. Texas – February 7, 1913
  17. Washington – February 7, 1913
  18. Wyoming – February 8, 1913
  19. Arkansas – February 11, 1913
  20. Maine – February 11, 1913
  21. Illinois – February 13, 1913
  22. North Dakota – February 14, 1913
  23. Wisconsin – February 18, 1913
  24. Indiana – February 19, 1913
  25. New Hampshire – February 19, 1913
  26. Vermont – February 19, 1913
  27. South Dakota – February 19, 1913
  28. Oklahoma – February 24, 1913
  29. Ohio – February 25, 1913
  30. Missouri – March 7, 1913
  31. New Mexico – March 13, 1913
  32. Nebraska – March 14, 1913
  33. New Jersey – March 17, 1913
  34. Tennessee – April 1, 1913
  35. Pennsylvania – April 2, 1913
  36. Connecticut – April 8, 1913
    With 36 states having ratified the Seventeenth Amendment, it was certified by Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan on May 31, 1913, as part of the Constitution. The amendment has subsequently been ratified by:
  37. Louisiana – June 11, 1914
  38. Alabama – April 11, 2002
  39. Delaware – July 1, 2010 (After rejecting the amendment on March 18, 1913)
  40. Maryland – April 1, 2012
  41. Rhode Island – June 20, 2014

The states are Utah, Kentucky, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Virgini have not ratified the amendment and are being denied their equal representation in the senate without thrir consent.  Because they have not given their consnte they are not suject to the provisions of the 17th amendment.

The seven atates that are being deprived of their equal representation in the senate should unite and discontinue having the direct election of senators in their states.

These states should file lawsuits in Federal Court to enforce the Constitution and their right to equal represenation in the senate.

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