New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Where frequent elections end, tyranny begins


July 12, 2021

Students of the Constitution often ask for an explanation of the Constitutional Convention’s rationale for distinguishing the length of terms for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. Why, they wonder, do Representatives serve two-year terms, while Senators serve six-year terms?

The starting point for analysis of Article I, Section 2 and 3, of the Constitution, as...

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