The Seventeenth Amendment:
A Cancer on our Constitutional Republic
Crushing the Rights of the Sovereign States
of the Union
Destroying the checks and balances between the states and the federal government:
UPDATE (March 2010): The documents obtained at the National Archives in Washington, DC in 2009 are now scanned and posted; click here.
How to restore states’ sovereignty:
Exclusive: Devvy Kidd challenges ratification of 17th Amendment
Federal Jurisdiction and treaties:
Republican Candidates Call for Repeal of Seventeenth Amendment
Tearing down walls
NATRONA COUNTY TRIBUNE, 1911
Still chosen by legislatures — “DIRECT ELECTION OF SENATORS.
“Nobody will be surprised that the [U.S.] senate rejected the proposition for an amendment of the constitution for the election of senators by direct vote, but that it lacked only four of the two-thirds will be decidedly surprising. Thirty-three republicans and twenty-one democrats supported the proposition, while twenty-four republicans and nine democrats opposed it. Moreover, most of those democrats were against it because it was coupled with a clause which would give the national government a large measure of control over the elections in every state."
Federalism, the Supreme Court, and the Seventeenth Amendment: The Irony of Constitutional Democracy
S.J. 35 - 2004 - 108th Congress
Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment
A Real Separation Of Powers
Rethinking The 17th Amendment
Senate president wants 17th Amendment repealed
Lawmaker believes Legislature should select U.S. senators [AZ]
Idaho State Rep. Seeks Repeal of 17th Amendment
Should the 17th Amendment be repealed?
Senate, Madison 62 & continuation at 63 - The Federalist Paper
While you can't repeal a law that doesn't exist (so many don't know it was not ratified by enough states), but this is well done:
REPEAL THE 17TH AMENDMENT By John MacMullin
Also by MacMullin:
"Amplifying the Tenth Amendment," 31 Ariz.L.R. 915 (1989)