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January 24, 2009

Latest AP Meme: Those Goddamned Governors Have too much Power

To appoint Senators.

I suppose it's a lot to ask of j-degreed dorks, understanding law and government and shit.

Hell, I'm just an IT goofball (exciting! ain't it ladies?) and I don't even understand the law. But I did read the 17th Amendment to the Constitution once. Missus freaky-haired Stone made me do that in high school a few *cough* years ago.

To wit:

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of each State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

Some criticized it as the "last nail in the coffin" of Federalism, and I'm not going to get into that debate. Rather, it's the law of the land, an amended Constitution, as provided for by the states that created it.

THE POINT. States created the federal government. Not the other way around. Not even a skittley-pootin unicorn can change this. That's just the fuckin way it is.


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