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In view of the fact that the federal government is increasingly over-stepping its authority and encroaching on the States powers, an effective remedy could be to repeal the provisions of the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution that allowed Senators to be elected by the people.  This amendment altered the intention of Article 1, Section 3, which states that "The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, [chosen by the Legislature thereof,] for six Years . . . "

 

Restoring the original intent of Article 1, Section 3 would promote a more permanent guarantee that the States' interests will be represented in Congress.  

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Repealing this amendment would also automatically address term limits in the Senate because every time control of a state legislature changed parties, the new legislature would appoint a Senator from that same party.

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