Isay……this article needs to be read by all who would like to get control of the government back. The 17th amendment has been a pet peeve of mine for years…and I am glad others are also taking notice…what this amendment has done is allow people like Pelosi and Reed…to make laws that affect you! We actually have no control over them…and our Senators are “forced” to respond….to keep the damage or affects from doing to much damage. This is Legislation….without Representation!

Republic-MainStreet

Repeal of the 17th Amendment, elimination of the Federal Reserve and Income Tax sounds like a good start to me.

Excerpt: 1913 would rank as an unlucky year if all that had happened was Wilson’s ascendancy to the presidency. Three things he helped give us that year, however, make it unforgettable in the most pejorative sense: the income tax, the direct election of U.S. senators, and the Federal Reserve System.

On February 3, a month before Wilson took office, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. Strongly supported by Wilson, it authorized the federal government to impose and collect a tax on personal incomes. Subsequent legislation set the top rate at a mere 7 percent. Married couples were only taxed on income over $4,000 (about $90,000 in today’s dollars). When Wilson left office eight years later, the top rate was more than ten times higher.

The income tax granted politicians…

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