More proof of the stupidity of the 17th amendment.
The Senate is now almost exclusively the source of all hyper-overreactive legislation. It is what the House was supposed to be, on steroids.
No branch of government now performs the intended function of the original Senate, as crafted under the Constitution.
The Senate was SUPPOSED to be a conservative anchor to a populist, and likely overreactive House. Now look at it. The crazy progressives control the Senate, and it is left to the House to be more conservative.
The socialist goons ruined the Constitution with the 17th and the 16th(which allowed the income tax). The income tax is where the government got most of its power (money and ability to take our property our income , the creation of the IRS). We'd be a totally different country , much freer , no income tax, much more prosperous without those 2 amendments.