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The Road To Mass Democracy: Original Intent And The Seventeenth Amendment, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2013

The Road To Mass Democracy: Original Intent And The Seventeenth Amendment, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

Until 1913 and passage of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, US senators were elected by state legislatures, not directly by the people. Progressive Era reformers urged this revision in answer to the corruption of state "machines" under the dominance of party bosses. They also believed that direct elections would make the Senate more responsive to popular concerns regarding the concentrations of business, capital, and labor that in the industrial era gave rise to a growing sense of individual voicelessness. Popular control over the higher affairs of government was thought to be possible, since the spread of information ...


The Paradox Of Popular Sovereignty: An Introductory Essay, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 2013

The Paradox Of Popular Sovereignty: An Introductory Essay, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


The Futility Of Campaign Finance Reform: A Historical Perspective, Christopher H. Hoebeke Jul 1997

The Futility Of Campaign Finance Reform: A Historical Perspective, Christopher H. Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


American Checks And Balances, A Brief Survey, Christopher Hoebeke Feb 1997

American Checks And Balances, A Brief Survey, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


Democratizing The Constitution: The Failure Of The Seventeenth Amendment, Christopher H. Hoebeke Dec 1995

Democratizing The Constitution: The Failure Of The Seventeenth Amendment, Christopher H. Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.


From The Corrupt Few To The Incompetent Many: Questionable Causes And Unintended Effects Of The Direct Election Of Senators, Christopher Hoebeke Jul 1995

From The Corrupt Few To The Incompetent Many: Questionable Causes And Unintended Effects Of The Direct Election Of Senators, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

, August 31-September 3, 1995.


The Road To Mass Democracy: Original Intent And The Seventeenth Amendment, Christopher Hoebeke Dec 1994

The Road To Mass Democracy: Original Intent And The Seventeenth Amendment, Christopher Hoebeke

Christopher H Hoebeke

No abstract provided.