Monday, November 22, 2010

Repeal Amendment

Looks like the Repeal Amendment may be getting some (a little) traction:
The Repeal Amendment calls for allowing states to band together to repeal, or overturn, federal legislation. As it is written now, if approved and ratified, two-thirds of states’ legislatures would need to vote in favor of a repeal.

The proposed amendment reads: “Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed.”
I'm in favor, as it would help restore the role of the states as a check on the federal government that was lost with the passage of the 17th amendment.

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