Mike Lee, the Republican nominee for the Senate in the Utah election this year, supports repealing the 17th Amendment. “People would be better off if senators, when they deliver their messages to Washington, remember the sovereignty of the state,” Lee told reporters recently.
Each voter's sole means of determining who serves, or does not serve, in the 112th Congress (2011-2012) is through the election of one member out of 435. Each will have only this one chance — no do-overs. Death, resignation, disqualification, expulsion, and expiration of term are the only routes by which a member leaves Congress, and none is within voter control.
Law professor Robert Natelson wrote that because Congress has stretched its definition of “commerce” so far beyond that originally intended by the founders, “it is up to the people to recall the federal government to its constitutional limits.” Known as the “Commerce power,” Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says that “the Congress shall have Power … to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several states.”
On Saturday, October 23, the Nullify Now! Tour, sponsored by the Tenth Amendment Center and WeRefuse.com, made its way to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Saturday’s event featured an array of reputable speakers, including The New American's own Joe Wolverton. The event welcomed such a large group of people that seats needed to be set up in the hallway to accommodate all visitors.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli understands the difference between unpopular and unconstitutional. During a speech October 21 at the Fall 2020 Legal Strategy Forum sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, Cuccinelli told attendees, “We don’t sue because we don’t like things. That is what elections are for.”