The 17th Amendment, along with a few others, should be repealed since it nationalized the Senate. Additionally, both Senators and Representatives should no longer be “employees of the federal government”, they should be employees of their respective States and the Legislatures of their States should determine the salary and benefits of their Congressmen. Such decisions should not be in the hands of Congress itself. Being responsible to their respective States would restrict not only Congressional pay raises, but it would also tighten the control over the Congress since they would no longer have a free reign to legislate as they like, but would be accountable to their individual States and the People.
In the 1970s, bodybuilding had major publicity thanks to the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger , Franco Columbu , Lou Ferrigno , and others in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron . By this time, the IFBB dominated the competitive bodybuilding landscape and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) took a back seat. The National Physique Committee (NPC) was formed in 1981 by Jim Manion ,  who had just stepped down as chairman of the AAU Physique Committee. The NPC has gone on to become the most successful bodybuilding organization in America, and is the amateur division of the IFBB. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the decline of AAU-sponsored bodybuilding contests. In 1999, the AAU voted to discontinue its bodybuilding events.
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