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Rethink Instead of Repeal

Article V of the Constitution states that no state (legislature), without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

Currently the people are represented in both the House of Representatives and the Senate and the States have no representation at all.

The delegates of the states who drafted the Constitution wanted the people's voice to be by Representation in a House and the States voice to be by appointment through the state's Legislatures, rested in a Senate; two houses to separate power;

  • One elected by the people, to be the voice of the people;
  • One appointed by the states' legislators, to be the voice of the State.

In 1913 with the alleged ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment, the states austensibly altered the very checks and balances they were put there to defend against.. They surrendered their right to be represented in the U.S. Senate, and the matter has been hotly debated as to the fact that the 17th Amendment was actually never lawfully ratified in the first place. Yes I said FACT!

Thirty six states supposedly ratified the amendment in 1913 and ten states refused to ratify the amendment at that time. Subsequently Alaska and Hawaii have been admitted to the Union  and the states of Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island and Alabama have ratified the Seventeenth Amendment.

There are currently 42 states that have allegedly ratified the seventeenth amendment to whit;
  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.[36] The amendment has subsequently been ratified by:
  37. Louisiana — June 11, 1914
  38. Alabama — April 11, 2002[37]
  39. Delaware — July 1, 2010[38] (After rejecting the amendment on March 18, 1913)
  40. Maryland — April 1, 2012[39][40][41]
  41. Rhode Island – June 20, 2014

The Utah legislature rejected the amendment on February 26, 1913. No action on the amendment has been completed by: FloridaGeorgiaKentuckyMississippiSouth Carolina, or Virginia.

If the legislatures in just five of the states that have  previously ratified the amendment were to were to vote to rescind their previous ratification; the number of states having then voted in favor of the amendment would be just 37. This would be one less than the 38 required for ratification.
The 17th Amendment would be automatically un-ratified.
Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia are the seven states that have not ratified the 17th Amendment. Utah is the only state to have explicitly rejected the 17th Amendment outright.
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Every single amemendment to the Constitution would be repealed if 13 of the state legislatures voted on rescinding their previous vote to ratify the amendment. In order for an amendment to be valid, there must be at least 38 states in support of the amendment.

Great, so how does one get these 13 other states to vote to un-ratify this part of this crooked so called constitution?

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