Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We'll export our values on the points of our bayonets

Russ Feingold wants to export Wisconsin Progressive values on the point of a constutional ammendment.

“The controversies surrounding some of the recent gubernatorial appointments to vacant Senate seats make it painfully clear that such appointments are an anachronism that must end. In 1913, the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution gave the citizens of this country the power to finally elect their senators. They should have the same power in the case of unexpected mid term vacancies, so that the Senate is as responsive as possible to the will of the people. I plan to introduce a constitutional amendment this week to require special elections when a Senate seat is vacant, as the Constitution mandates for the House, and as my own state of Wisconsin already requires by statute. As the Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee, I will hold a hearing on this important topic soon.”

He explained on WPR this morning that what works for Wisconsin will of course work for all of the other fifty states. Because, I guess, we know a lot more than you guys do about managing your own affairs.

You'll thank us later.
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