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Statements like these remind me of the character Stewart on MadTV. Stewart is the freakishly large child (adult actor) who tries to gain attention by saying 'Look what I can do' and then performs a jump-twist-body jerk to add meaning for his call to attention. Recently Dr. Keyes made this ‘look what I can do’ statement. It certainly gained peoples attention, but it did nothing for his election bid.
The Republican Senate candidate in Illinois, asked about past comments on the election process, said the constitutional amendment that provided for popular election of senators upset the balance between the people and the states.
"The balance is utterly destroyed when the senators are directly elected because the state government as such no longer plays any role in the deliberations at the federal level," Keyes said at a taping of WBBM Newsradio's "At Issue" program.
He said it was one of the reasons "there has been a steady deleterious erosion of the sovereign role of the states."
Keyes said he did not consider repealing the 17th Amendment a high priority.
"But if I ever see an opportunity in politics to promote it, I will," he said.
Dr Keyes has not added any insight as to how repealing of the 17th amendment would solve some of the issues that occurred early in our history with senatorial appointments. Instead he has further ostracized himself from the Illinois voters by making it public that he wishes to take their right to choose their representatives. Not a winning position. Maybe he should stick to those issues people can identify and agree with.
And in case you are wondering: No, this hasn’t changed my overall opinion of him. Illinois would be far better off with Alan Keyes than with Barack Obama.
posted by: Brian Scott