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Section 3.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, (Note: changed by the Seventeenth Amendment.) for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies. (Note: changed by the Seventeenth Amendment.)

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

The 17th Amendment change how Senators are chosen. From the ratification of the Constitution till the ratification of the 17th Amendment Senators were chosen by the State Legislatures. After the ratification of the 17th Amendment on April 8, 1913 Senators were to be elected by popular vote.


Back again

Hey I’m back again. Sorry about the long layoff.

Anyway continuing with my pledge to list the Constitution here and I promise to be back on a regular basis.

Article I

Section 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a house of Representatives.

Section 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several states, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of State Legislature.

No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the Unites States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State which he shall be chosen.

[Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Number of  free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.]1 The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceeded one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative: and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantation one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina, five, and Georgia three.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority therefore shall issue Writs of Elections to fill such Vacancies.

The House of Representative shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers, and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

I like the way that they spell the word choose as chuse.  The actual old English spelling of the word is chuse. Remember that the Constitution was written in 1787. So I’m pretty sure that we had a strong British influence on the language.

Another word that is used throughout is the word shall. What does this word mean used in the context here. It is used to express an instruction or command. “and shall have the sole power of Impeachment.”

And last the use of capitalization of words. Here is a take on that from a web site about the Constitution.

New students of the Constitution often see one more thing that raises eyebrows: the use of capital letters in the original text. Some have even gone so far as to say that capitalized words in the original Constitution have some sort of special significance above and beyond the non-capitalized words. This is only true in that most of the non-standard capitalization is done to nouns. Again, this was an issue of style, and is similar to the way German capitalizes nouns — they are simply capitalized, and that’s all. The words “People” and “State” have the exact same significance and meaning as “people” and “state”. Many modern transcriptions of the Constitution remove this extra capitalization without changing the meaning of the document.

From the website:


Been away for awhile.

Sorry I’ve been away for awhile. Things at work and family have taken priority.

Anyway I’m back and with a fresh new idea. I think you will like it. I am going to post parts of the Constitution on here starting today. I think that it is important that we all understand over governing document. Seems that the crowd inside the beltway has forgot about it. And that they work for us.

So if you have a copy of the Constitution feel free to follow along with me. Also if you have any comments please let me know. I’ll try and add some interesting facts as I go. I’ll try and keep my personal opinions out of it.

So here we go.


We the People of the United States,  in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

defence is the preferred spelling of the British, where as we in America spell it defense. Remember most of the one that work on the Constitution were born in England.

So why are certain words in the Preamble capitalized. Well I checked a couple of grammar web sites and they both say  that we capitalize word to show emphasizes. Seems that Tranquility, Welfare, Blessing of Liberty and Posterity were important to these guys.

So another Left Winger gets free pass

Madonna a music icon for decades said at the Women March on Washington Saturday that she “feels like blowing up the White House.”

If that had been a Trump supporter that said it, that person would be in custody and in prison. But The mainstream media made no mention of this.

The Secret Service has announced that they were going to investigate her. As they should.

read about it:

So I’ve added her to my list of artist I will not support even though I never really did.

Another one that has made my list is Rosie O’Donnell. Her comment about the Trump son was so far out of bounds. How is Rosie O’Donnell a voice for anyone, especially women?

Well that’s all for now.


Sorry Been away for awhile


I haven’t posted much lately. Got really busy over the holidays. Got to spend a lot of time with my kids and grandson. Don’t get to see them much.

Anyway I’m back and hope to bring some interesting points.

Can’t wait till Friday, we get rid of hope and change. I mean be realistic, there has not been and hope. Just a lot of change for the bad.

Hey Kapernut Check your facts

I’m tired of Colin Kapernut’s rant on how bad this country is. A country where he is making millions of dollars for playing a game. He continues to make statements that are untrue. His latest came yesterday after the 49ers loss. He said that US spends more money on prisons than education. Then he talked about his hero Fidel Castro and that Cuba spends more on education and highest literacy rate.

Well check out this tidbit from Brietbart

Maybe he should move to Cuba and play ball there.

Things My Dad says:

My Dad is 89 years young. He makes things so simple and real. Let’s take the election. I was talking with him the other day on the phone and I ask him what he thought about the outcome.

Dad said “Well doesn’t matter what we think we got what we got and we have to make the best of it and pray for the man.”

I mean he has seen 23 presidential elections and 16 Presidents. From Calvin Coolidge to Donald Trump. Knows what he is talking about.