Originally Posted by listopencil
One of the pros to repeal I was thinking of is that the Senate is set up to be the upper house, with (from my understanding) more power. The idea being that the Senate would be sort of a hand picked collection of politicians who were held in high esteem by their contemporaries, a think tank or a collection of wisdom from people with more of a long view on the issues of the day. That's a far cry from what I consider our Senate to be right now.
Dunno, if it means more power, as it is a co-equal branch but it was intended to be a more deliberative body. Yes, also to have more wisdom. More like what was once considered aristocracy class or noblemen that acted more wisely than the people's House as a check.
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