Amendment 17 + Federalist 63 = Article 5

The founders were not inventors, they tried to emulate the best examples in history:  A government based on a powerful appointed senate. “It adds no small weight to all these considerations, to recollect that history informs us of no long-lived republic which had not a senate. Sparta, Rome, and Carthage are, in fact, the only … Continue reading Amendment 17 + Federalist 63 = Article 5