In a post for the National Review Online, Michael Walsh suggested last week that Conservatives should repeal the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Amendments to the Constitution. At least Walsh correctly points out the 18th was repealed by the 21st Amendment, ending prohibition.
A quick history lesson. The 16th Amendment legalized the income tax. The 17th Amendment allows voters to elect Senators, instead of corrupt politicians picking lackeys. The 19th Amendment is the right for women to vote in America.
Conservatives don't like the income tax because they hate government and think taxes are the most horrible thing on Earth when they don't have the money funneled into their pet projects. No surprise they've been against the 16th for a while.
The angst against the 17th came to national attention during the litany of Republican debates where they essentially looked into the cameras and told the people of the United States that corrupt politicians know more about who should be in the Senate than the American people.
Republicans showed they will do anything in order to suppress or prevent voting. Gerrymandered districts, needless ID laws, absurd legal challenges to the Voters Right Act, and a fringe movement to repeal the rights of women to vote.
It's clear the Republican party is struggling to find a new identity in the wake of losing another election, the fifth in the last six. If not for gerrymandered districts, Democrats would control the House of Representatives thanks to receiving over half the votes cast in all races.
Republicans won't let a silly thing like the law or Constitution get in the way of their power grab for their wealthy backers.