Re: Should the choosing of Senators be taken from the people and given back to the st
Could the reason that the founders hated democracy was because it meant sharing power with the common people? It kind of gives the impression that the founding fathers were elitists.
no that is not the reason, the founders did not have tv, radio or the internet, ...........but they read books.
Madison months before the constitutional convention wrote to jefferson and asked him to send him books on governments of the world.
Madison is Reading these books saw why governments fail, democracies are evil, so he sought to create a government where no one or few on many could have total power, ..."becuase absolute power corrupts absolute"
if you give 1 person total power he will be tyrannical ,its the same with a few, and if you give all total power to the all the people they will also be corrupt, becuase the majority will control the minority and the founders knew this.
so they created a mixed constitution- federalist 40, which separated power, the people have direct
power in the house, and indirect
power in the senate.
the senate is to be a voice of the states and their power under federalism.
our constitution gives us federalism, which separates power between states and the federal government, and limits the federal government to only 18 duties, and all other powers are state powers, today when government takes powers of states away by creating new laws the states have no power to stop them.
however before the 17th ,every state had a say in government, the senate, and that power of the states limited the federal government, and prevented government from creasing state powers.
democracy... which america has moved towards in the last 100 years with the 17th is evil,
we as a people bitch and moan and complain our government is bought and paid for...yes it is!...why because democracy breeds faction or special interest, ...republican government of the founders limits faction /special interest so it cannot control our government or the people.
but people in america have never lived under true republican government because it ended with the 17th amendment and it needs to me stored, and our nations power needs to be returned to the people and the states.