Mark Levin is Wrong Again
“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.”
- Ratings mean everything. Never Trumper Mark Levin blasts the Senate for not supporting Trump. Unless you want to lose your radio audience you now need to look like you support Trump even if it means opposing the Constitution.
- Sorry Mark but the Founders allowed for amendments to the Constitution like allowing Blacks and women to vote etc. Direct elections of Senators is a fact of life. Deal with it.
- As usual Levin misses a major point of the Constitution - the division of power to help prevent dictatorships. An independent Senate has specific Constitutional rolls to play.
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Dividing Power to Protect Freedom
James Madison said, “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.”
As new Republics established themselves one of their first acts was to follow Madison's advice and divide legislative power into two branches: a lower and an upper house to try and prevent a concentration of power.jj
The Senate of Brazil is a good example. Their Senate is comprised of 81 seats. Three Senators from each of the 26 states and three Senators from the Federal District are elected on a majority basis to serve eight-year terms. Elections are staggered so that two-thirds of the upper house is up for election at one time and the remaining one-third four years later. When one seat is up for election in each State, each voter casts one vote for the Senate; when two seats are up for election, each voter casts two voteskk
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Japan - House of Councillors
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