Continuing the crusade against any constitutional amendment numbered in the teens, here’s Kentucky Senate President David Williams:
Williams, a Burkesville attorney, told about 50 UK law students that most of the problems with the federal government stem from the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1913.
He contended it prevents state legislatures across the country from having input into the ever-growing role of the federal government with its various mandates, such as this year’s health insurance overhaul.
So, 13-17 (repealing slavery, birthright citizenship, universal suffrage, income tax and electing senators) are definitely out. Prohibition (18) is a question mark, but, judging from the predominantly white male composition of tea party rallies, 19 (women’s suffrage) is probably next on the chopping block.