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Joe Miller Thinks His Own Senate Race Should Be Unconstitutional

By Ian Millhiser on October 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm

"Joe Miller Thinks His Own Senate Race Should Be Unconstitutional"

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GOP Senate Candidate Joe MillerAt a town hall promoting his Senate campaign last night, GOP senatorial candidate Joe Miller — aka “Mr. Noun, Verb, and Unconstitutional” — proposed making his own race for the Senate unconstitutional:

Miller often returned to the idea of restricting the federal government to only powers allowed by the Constitution.

He called the idea of a living, changing Constitution “bullcrap,” and said he would support an amendment for term limits as well as an amendment repealing the 17th Amendment, which allows for the direct election of senators by the public rather than by state legislatures.

Miller’s proposal to return to the days when senators were chosen by political insiders is actually much less radical than his other proposals to declare virtually everything unconstitutional. When Miller made the laughable claims that Social Security, Medicare, the federal minimum wage, and unemployment benefits violate the Constitution, he simply proclaimed that the Constitution must be read to eliminate laws he personally disapproves of.  This time, Miller is at least acknowledging that a constitutional amendment would be required to strip the electorate of its right to vote in Senate races.

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