Open Letter to State Legislators Regarding the 17th Amendment

The effectiveness and survival of any government depends upon the people’s confidence in its adherence to the principles to which they’re sworn. When a legislature strays from those principles they begin to lose that confidence and over time find the people increasingly agitated with the laws they’re being expected to comply with.

In America, our will is expressed within the Constitutions of both the state and federal governments; you’re sworn to uphold and follow them as you pass laws in pursuance thereof. If something needs to be changed, a power granted to allow certain legislation, then the Constitution needs to be amended by the people through their state legislatures in order to allow it… this is the proper order of things. The people of the states hold the power in America, not the state. In America the people retained their sovereignty and created the state to help secure the natural rights given to us by our Creator… nothing more.

The federal government is a creation of the states; ceding certain powers to their creature to protect the interests of their people before a hostile world. It was never intended nor allowed to interfere with the domestic internal affairs of the states themselves, yet today it is. Since the end of the Civil War the states have increasingly been treated like the servants of their creature; their creation has become the master through conquest. The northern states, in their zeal to protect the Union, inadvertently aided their creation to conquer not just the southern states but the rights of the states themselves… including their own. By denying the south the right of secession as we did from Great Britain decades before, you unwittingly chained yourselves to a growing monster of your own creation… an uncontrollable central power.

The last act of the American Civil War wasn’t Lee’s surrender, the reconstruction, or even the amendments forced on the southern states… it was the imposition of the 17th Amendment; removing the suffrage of the state legislatures from Congress and finally sealing their defeat. The act of removing the legislatures from Congress drove the final nail into the coffin of the Republic… except for one small thing… The Convention of 1787 inserted one line of text that protected state suffrage in the Senate:

“. . . and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.”

Clearly this line required any such amendment to be approved unanimously, something the record clearly shows did not happen.

The following states did not ratify the Seventeenth Amendment:

Utah (explicitly rejected)
Rhode Island
South Carolina

Continuing down this road is going to produce disaster, not only for the people of your state but the entire Republic, yourselves included since you live here. There will be no exceptions to the misery you’re aiding by passing legislation contrary to your oaths and against the natural rights of the people of your state; whether you believe it or not, they’re your natural rights as well.

Do your duty and oppose such laws, repudiate the 17th amendment as the fraud that it is and regain the power of state legislatures in Congress, and thereby regain the trust of the informed and armed citizens of your state. The following link will take you to an article, written by Paul Hanson, regarding the fraud of the 17th amendment, the action needed to repudiate it, and why.

A Magic Bullet Will Be Needed to Kill the 17th Amendment

The fact that you’re a legislator doesn’t place you above those you represent, nor is it supposed to provide you with opportunities to stuff your pockets at their expense… you’re there to represent them before the legislature; looking out for their interests while remaining within the limitations of our expressed will… the Constitution. Remember… your constituents and those of your colleagues include the members of your own family.

About Thomas Mick

My life has been anything but normal in my years upon this earth. I have been all over the American Republic, seen and experienced the different cultures and people that make up this wonderful land as a youth. Now that my family is grown I am back on the road revisiting it anew with a more mature outlook tempered with the wisdom that comes from experience. I am an American, my passion is America, and my life is devoted to restoring American liberty.
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  6. I support Thomas Mick on premise alone and affirm agreement with the statement above and would like to add one more suggestion as incentive to finally take action effecting true reform before the growing movement supporting an Article 5 convention becomes reality. Article 5 risks much, yes, but civil war and revolt risks great harm to our nation and government as well. I support the Article 5.. as do several MILLION patriots who also realize the need to specify what limitations and restrictions government has so cleverly disregarded and undermined for many decades. I pray there is a peaceful solution. I will NOT pray for one that in any way whatsoever indulges in the appeasement of the enemies of my Country. If an Article 5 must happen, it truly should be considered a last step before civil war.. If a civil war must happen.. I will fight it.

    • Thomas Mick says:

      I don’t share your support for an Article V Convention, also known as a Constitutional Convention… Our problem is not a lack of law but compliance with the law and until we remove oath breakers, criminals, and traitors from the offices of government they will not obey anything proposed in a Convention. A Convention also exposes the Constitution and Bill of Rights to erasure, since there are no rules in a Convention… only those rules formed IN the Convention. If government today won’t obey the amendments that are already there; what makes anyone think that they’ll magically start obeying anything else?

      This note addresses a fraud perpetrated on the States in 1913 and does not require any action by Congress… Only the states have standing and must act by demanding their representation be restored in the Senate. Since all Federal judges and Justices are confirmed by the Senate, those currently sitting are tainted by the fraud and have no standing… The same with the cabinet level appointments from the Executive Branch… all were confirmed by an unlawfully seated Senate and are tainted by fraud.

      The current problems we’re experiencing today are the result of fraud, deceit, duress, and deliberate obfuscation of information to the American people and the states. We must remove the fraud, oath breakers, and restore righteousness before any action such as a Convention can have any meaningful or beneficial effect on our Republic…

      • The convention would be executed outside of congressional or executive interference. Such is forbidden in the law. The process of the Article 5 should be studied and well understood before dismissed as a viable (if nothing else) option brought to the table for leverage in securing state compliance with what you suggest. I remain supportive of your premise and will do what I can. In the event an Article 5 becomes necessary, Sir, I would ask you consider nomination as a delegate rather than an opponent. You are EXACTLY what a delegate should be.. reluctant, informed, and sincere. Your loyalty to America has never been in question. I would prefer that your service to such a cause be equally premised.

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