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Congressional Apportionment Amendment + Repeal of 17th Amendment

This two-pronged approach would fundamentally reform the election method of members of both the Senate and the House, which I believe is the root of current dysfunction in our democracy. The first prong would repeal the 17th Amendment, returning the election of Senators to the state legislators as originally intended by the Framers. The second prong would be a modern-day version of Article the First, the Congressional Apportionment Amendment, which was the first proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1789. The modern-day version of the amendment would eliminate elections for House of Representative and replace it with a lottery selection of 1,000,000 representatives from the citizen base, each serving a 1-year term. The theoretical result of this two-pronged approach would be the reduction of opportunity for undue influence/corruption through elections and the return of political dialogue and decision making to the citizen base.

Jerome Garciano , 04.12.2011, 22:01
Idea status: under consideration

Comments

goat, 02.03.2013, 22:53
brilliant! so simple yet so effective!
Scott Neuman, 03.02.2014, 22:30
Running the Congressional Apportionment Amendment as written by Congress would be fine. 1 Rep for every 50000 people per district would equalize our votes across the states. http://www.boldtruth.com shows that the amendment was found ratified with enough votes in 2011.

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