the 17th amendment allows for local elections??<quoted text>
It has nothing to do with "should"- it is a CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE.
The States have been all but castrated thanks to the 16th and 17th Amendment's.
The 16th allowed the Federal Government to directly tax the income of the populous. As such, now instead of the State being able to fund it's own programs thus retaining control, the Fed taxes at such a rate little is left for the State to take. Then the Fed dangles the carrot- do as we say or you won't get your citizens money back from us to run all those programs and projects.
This goes right in line with the 17th Amendment which basically created a second House of Representatives, thus removing the State's voice in the Federal government.
We could fix a lot of our issues by sending those two Amendments the way of prohibition.
you are against local elections??
I guess it is not that surprising, as the tea partiers are trying to do away with local elections in michigan.
they have already succeeded in cutting half the black population OFF from their former local representation.
now they have "emergency managers", installed in those cities(inc now detroit)
they arnt doing it quit like hitler did in in 38??
it IS targeting black communities.
Michigan is one of those states in the rust belt that used to vote republican, but now votes democratic for president.
it is one of the states YOUR party must retake if it EVER hopes to win the whitehouse again.
THIS is NOT a GOOD way to reach out to minority voters to show them that they embody your republican values....
JUst the opposite.
you guys hope to wIN national elections while the members of your state coalitions are passing laws like THAT???
the voters actually repealed the emergency manager law...
.....but then the state legislature(because they dont like the 17th amendment) nullified that mandate by passing another emrgency manager law, THIS time adding that it COULDNT be repealed by popular demand.....what kind of government does things like that??