I had mentioned this just the other day. Appointment by the state legislature kept the Senators from only playing to the special interest groups, especially here in flyover country where the battle lines have been drawn between rural and urban interests.
At least proportional representation on a basis of land area in the state legislature would create a situation where no longer merely appealing to the population majorities found in two or three cities guarantees re-election, (while the rest of the state wishes in one hand and watches the other fill up).
It is not hard to imagine that the founders would have wanted to ensure all were indeed represented in the workings of the Republic.
The current mess is the result of 'democracy' in action.
The current mess is the result of ‘democracy’ in action.
That’s exactly what it is, so come aboard.