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  • by djberg96 (2603) on 2002.05.17 11:24 (#8524) Journal
    The fundamental flaw in this guy's argument is that the duty of a Senator is to represent the best interests of his state, and not (necessarily) the will of the majority, as he seems to think.

    Another flaw in his think is that allowing the state legislature to pick each senator simply moves the problem, it doesn't solve it.

    To me, the fundamental problem lies here:

    As far as their jobs as US Senators are concerned, the only thing they really want is to continue being a Senator. After all, if they didn't want to stay in office, why did they want to get into office to begin with?
    The ultimate answer is term limits, which will require an amendment, and will end the days of career politicians.
    • Well, whom the Senators represent is different depending on in what sense you mean the word. They represent the beliefs and desires of the people of their state, but should represent the best interests of the people of the United States within that context. The problem is that because of the dissolution of the Tenth Amendment -- the one that limits the power of the federal government to what the Constitution says it can do -- our representatives in Washington have started to do more than they are supposed