Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Daily's-April 8th, 2008

Today in US History
On April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for direct popular election of United States senators (as opposed to appointment by state legislatures), was ratified
The 17th Amendment to the US Constitution. Can we repeal this one?.....
It's an interesting mix of a civics lesson gone awry, history lesson of the actual reach of William Randolf Hearst and media to influence the will of the people, and why as you get closer to democracy, we realize that as a group of humans have no absolutely no business making collective decisions. It's the perfect political storm which has changed the course of US History.

An intresting blog on the the subject

“We’re very troubled by the fact that police will bang on doors and be asking to enter and asking people to sign a waiver of some sort, and they will claim that that’s informed consent,” said Barnes. “History disagrees.”- Interesting twist the officials present to this form of search – me wonders I f those that refuse will be “blacklisted” and targeted with increased surveillance.

This is classless of me, but I can’t resist:
Girl to have half her brain removed due to a disease- I wonder if she will turn into a liberal after the surgery .........

This will be intresting:
Hearings thrust Iraq back into White House campaigns

Mormons are child lovers= ...and that is the reason Romney, the mormon, will never ever be the Veep choice

I think if this had nothing to do with a civil rights Icon, but solely a minister, it would be splashed all over the headlines

I saw the headline all over the net yesterday- “Blogging kills you” , but didn’t realize the real motivation behind the headline- it’s from the NYTimes, whose readership is threatened by the blogsphere.

Big Media – Outsourcing – makes me chuckle.

And lastly, some of us have forgotten: Four more remains from 9\11 attacks are identified.

1 comment:

Brian said...

If you are interested in more information concerning the 17th Amendment, please check out my weblog, Repeal the 17th Amendment. Along the right hand side of the page I have posted a number of journal articles that explain the history and ramification of the amendment.