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Friday, August 13, 2004

Welcome To the Senate, Mr. Obama 

Yahoo! News - Keyes Wants to End Election of Senators:
Alan Keyes said Friday he would like to end the system under which the people elect U.S. senators and return to pre-1913 practice in which senators were chosen by state legislatures.

The Republican Senate candidate in Illinois, asked about past comments on the election process, said the constitutional amendment that provided for popular election of senators upset the balance between the people and the states.

"The balance is utterly destroyed when the senators are directly elected because the state government as such no longer plays any role in the deliberations at the federal level," Keyes said at a taping of WBBM Newsradio's "At Issue" program.

He said it was one of the reasons "there has been a steady deleterious erosion of the sovereign role of the states."
So let's recap. Carpet bagging is bad, but Keyes is willing to do it. Racial quotas are bad, but Keyes is running anyway even though he acknowledges that he was selected for his race. And now, Keyes is running for election as senator to abolish the system of electing senators.

All righty then.


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