Originally Posted by Raiderhader
The Constitution was designed to spread the power around as much as possible so that no one entity had too much. The 17th never should have been considered, let alone ratified.
Exactly which is what the left doesn't like about it, because they are power mad so they can run everyone's life and ensure egalitarian outcomes in life. Takes a LOT of power to shape people's lives for the benefit of the state, while they sell it as something for the people.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950