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CocoCincinnati

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So it has started, some Democrats now think Senators should be based on population....how long until this becomes a mainstream belief in the party like getting rid of the EC is? The idea of states rights is on it's last leg and could one day end....as Ken says, it may not happen in our lifetimes but if the DNC is allowed to continue like it is, it very well could happen some day. Not only do they want the president elected by the largest cities in the country, but if they get that, next they'll want Congress to be controlled by the largest cities as well. Just curious what other Dems in these forums think of this idea. Scary, scary stuff.
 

John C

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Whoever Ken Delanian is (see several posts above) he certainly isn't well versed in our Constitution. It would take a Constitutional Amendment to change the U.S. Senate; to wit, to become an operative part of the Constitution, an amendment, whether proposed by Congress or a national constitutional convention, must be ratified by either:
  • The legislatures of three-fourths (at present 38) of the states; or
  • State ratifying conventions in three-fourths (at present 38) of the states.
Seriously, can this person count? Which 38 states are going to vote for this? Rhode Island and Delaware may be blue, but even they wouldn't vote for this as they would lose relative representation in the Senate.
 
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Whoever Ken Delanian is (see several posts above) he certainly isn't well versed in our Constitution. It would take a Constitutional Amendment to change the U.S. Senate; to wit, to become an operative part of the Constitution, an amendment, whether proposed by Congress or a national constitutional convention, must be ratified by either:
  • The legislatures of three-fourths (at present 38) of the states; or
  • State ratifying conventions in three-fourths (at present 38) of the states.
Seriously, can this person count? Which 38 states are going to vote for this? Rhode Island and Delaware may be blue, but even they wouldn't vote for this as they would lose relative representation in the Senate.
My understanding of Article 5 is that it would require unanimous consent of the states to change the makeup of the Senate.

"and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate."