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|User Info||The 28th Amendment; entered at 2022-07-11 12:48:13|
@Sonoran_monk - I suspect neither of those is required.|
Here's why: The Senate is returned to being un-bribable in realistic terms. Right now its 100 people you have to bribe one way or another (e.g. campaign contributions/attack ads, etc.) In reality its a handful of people, since those are the swing votes on basically any issue irrespective of the make-up of the Senate.
With this change you multiply that by the size of the State Legislatures in each of the states, because the Legislature can recall their Senators. This makes that sort of bullshit game unproductive.
The lobbyists will still be all over the House, and that's fine, but you need BOTH Houses of Congress to pass anything -- not just the House.
This Amendment won't eliminate lobbying, nor should you eliminate lobbying. The House and Senate are supposed to have different constituencies; that was the intent of the Founders and the magic in our government's design. The House represents the people while The Senate represents the State Legislatures.
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